It looks like The New South Wales Legends have a new fan favourite.
When a 4-year-old boy was separated from his mom at a charity rugby match in the U.K., the little guy somehow ended up wandering onto the pitch. But rather than stopping the game to have the kid removed, the teams decided to make him a part of the action. One of the New South Wales players gestured for the boy to come further onto the field before handing him the ball and encouraging him to try and make a run for it.
Naturally, he accepted.
As the 4-year-old joyfully sprints down the field, ball tucked firmly under his arm, the opposing team’s players then try to “tackle” him in adorable fashion. They purposely threw their bodies around the boy as he weaved through and pushed to the other side. Once he got close to scoring the try, he was picked up by a member of his team and carried the rest of the way as the crowd roared.
The kid even converted for the extra points, when he kicked the ball over the make-shift posts of a Queensland player with his arms in the air.
We’re sure his mom is super proud.