Lions tour: Kyle Sinckler sparks post-match insults, scuffle after win over All Blacks

Kyle Sinckler squares up with TJ Perenara during the match.
Kyle Sinckler squares up with TJ Perenara during the match. Photo credit: Getty

The Lions' 24-21 victory over the All Blacks has been marred by allegations of a post-match scuffle, with prop Kyle Sinckler reportedly exchanging verbal barbs with a number of All Blacks before having a run-in with teammate Owen Farrell.

After earning what would prove to be the match-winning penalty, Sinckler had to be practically martialled away by his Lions teammates after he reacted badly to the tackle by Charlie Faumuina, who was deemed to have taken the 24-year-old in the air.

The prop then appeared to refuse to walk down the All Blacks' guard of honour after the match, which drew ire from a number of All Blacks including TJ Perenara, Jerome Kaino, Israel Dagg and Scott Barrett.

Israel Dagg is told by Lions prop Jack McGrath to carry on through the guard of honour after appearing to take exception at Kyle Sinckler
Israel Dagg is told by Lions prop Jack McGrath to carry on through the guard of honour after appearing to take exception at Kyle Sinckler
Both Owen Farrell and TJ Perenara look to be talking to Kyle Sinckler off-screen
Both Owen Farrell and TJ Perenara look to be talking to Kyle Sinckler off-screen

Farrell then is seen to be extremely annoyed, with the second five-eighth having to be held back from pursuing Sinckler by teammate Taulupe Faletau.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Lions spokesman Luke Broadley said Sinckler refuted claims that he didn't walk through the guard and that he was, in fact, "one of the first [through]".

Asked about it after the match, both coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton said they were unaware of any incident occurring during the guard of honour.

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