Irish rugby giant Bundee Aki was photographed praying with Samoan players after an incredible Irish win over the weekend.
Despite Samoa’s 47-5 defeat, there didn’t seem to be hard feelings after the match as Aki embraced and prayed with the Samoan team.
Aki, who has Samoan origins, received a red card for a dangerous high tackle during the match which signalled the end of his World Cup campaign in Japan.
Despite an appeal contesting the three-week ban, a statement from World Rugby upheld the decision of the referee, leaving Ireland without Aki for their pivotal clash with New Zealand on Saturday.
Aki previously has spoken publicly about his Christian faith. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, who asked him whether he prayed, he said: “Yes. Every night before I go to sleep I give thanks for the day. Our family is pretty religious.”