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Water boy snubbed by Six Nation refs during fiery Wales v Ireland encounter

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Referee’s Wayne Barnes and Jerome Graces seemingly ignored a young water boy during the six nations match between Wales and Ireland yesterday.

The incident came during a break in play on 18 minutes following a collision involving Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton.

Barnes and Graces were debating whether the incident involving Sexton needed some form of sanction. BBC television coverage focused on Wayne Barnes and Jerome Graces as they watched the incident replay on the big screen as the water boy hopefully held a water bottle in his hand expecting Barnes to take it.

The awkwardness continued as Barnes walked away after deciding that the incident did not merit any further action, only for the water boy to follow the referee out onto the field.

Predictably Rugby fans social media reaction has been swift:

Unfortunately, the water boy has not made any comments on any social media platforms, so we cannot gauge his reaction to the Barnes snub.

Wales essentially handed England the chance to lift the Six Nations trophy with a week to spare following their 22-9 victory over Ireland.

It was a game where the little things Wales did really counted towards the win and the best Ireland can now hope for is for Scotland to win for the first time in 34 years at Twickenham to give them the merest of chances.

Still, Scotland have probably got more chance of doing that than the waterboy does of catching Barnes' attention.

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Ireland Rugby
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Jonny Wilkinson
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