But where does it come from? This is certainly the question that the spectators present at Twickenham on Saturday, when they saw a fox rush on the pitch. The scene took place during the London Sevens first-round match between France and Samoa.
Samoa with an extra player on the field🦊 Rugby 7s meets urban fox!#HSBC7s | #London7s pic.twitter.com/GUYfAnqiAu
— World Rugby 7s (@WorldRugby7s) May 20, 2023
On a Samoan distant kick, an animal sneaked across the screen against the sense of play and through the players' lines. At first we could believe in a dog. But in slow motion, it appears that it was actually a fox who finished his race in the goal where the Blues scored a try a few seconds later through Joseph Jefferson Lee.
Finally, the France lost 28-21 in its first game in a competition where the objective of the Blues will be to maintain the 3rd place in the overall standings this season.