After winning the Top 14, Arthur Vincent surfs on… the Brennus shield

Montpellier won Friday in the final of the Top 14 against Castres (29-10), and, on this occasion, the players celebrated their first title of champions of France this weekend. While everyone celebrates victory in their own way, Arthur Vincent turned Brennus’ shield into a surfboard for an afternoon.

The center therefore tried its new discipline with the precious trophy on a beach in La Grande-Motte, near Montpellier. The official Top 14 account shared the video of this sporting achievement (or almost) on Twitter, calling Arthur Vincent a “Kelly Slater from Herault”which did not fail to amuse Internet users.

Surfing, a tradition?

This isn’t the first time players have blown Brennus’ shield upside down. Last year, when Stade Toulouse was crowned, Romain Ntamack also surfed the 130-year-old shield.

In 2017, it was Ludovic Radosavljevic, the scrum-half of Clermont, who tried the experiment, and in 2009, Perpignanais took him to a beach in Sainte-Marie-la-Mer after their title. It would therefore seem that Arthur Vincent is not the only one to have allowed himself to manhandle the mythical trophy.