Sometimes there are much better things to watch than the match itself, as anyone who supports a struggling team can testify, but in this case it's really true.
Such was the stupendous sight that was the sunset over Welford Road in Leicester on Sunday that fans - and even players! - were left very distracted from the Heineken Cup game.
Fans took to social media to express their delight and wonder at the sight that they were treated to off the field and word quickly spread.
Glorious photos were posted on Twitter of the sunset from fans and journalists while Leicester Tigers, the club who play their home games at the ground, began to provide photographic updates.
The fans certainly felt that they got their money's worth from the match...
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) December 8, 2013
— FelicityWalton (@FelicityLWalton) December 8, 2013
— IG: HS_FAIRTEX (@HS_Fairtex) December 8, 2013
Incidentally, Leicester Tigers won the match 41-32 against Montpellier.
But sometimes in sport it's not the result - or even the game at all, in this case - that is the real story.