Bath were trailing Toulouse by 20 points to 22 when Burns – playing out of position – broke through the defence and was left with what looked like a simply canter under the posts.
A smiling Burns – carrying the ball in one-hand – slowed to a jog and on going to place the ball has it kicked out of his grip by Maxime Meddard. Burns crumples to the ground, his head in his hands.
Todd Blackadder subbed him off just minutes later.
Five minutes to go…
Chance to win the game…
"Oh he's dropped it!"
A brutal moment for Bath star Freddie Burns ? pic.twitter.com/K7S578Rdwx
— Watch #ShoulderToShoulder on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 13, 2018
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