UGO MONYE has promised to curtail his try-scoring celebrations until after he touches down in future.
The Harlequins hitman scored a spectacular try to ease Quins back in front in their 24-21 opening day win over Saracens at Twickenham on Saturday.
But it was his Usain Bolt-like wave to the crowd when still some distance from the line that embarrassed Monye.
"I don't really know what I was thinking, but I certainly know that (Quins boss) Dean Richards isn't going to appreciate it," said an apologetic Monye.
"I was 30 metres out but clear, and just got caught up in the moment.
"It was something we've been working on on the training pitch, and it's just amazing when it all comes together in a game.
"I was obviously pleased with the try, but more delighted with the performance and the four points.
"But I don't think I will be doing that again. Score the try, and then celebrate."
Monye, who has now scored tries in his last six games for Quins and England Saxons, is on a hot streak at the moment.
But he wasn't the only Quins winger making an impression - David Strettle grabbed a stunning opener after just 53 seconds.
However, the Quins defence earned their corn too by shutting up shop when Saracens pressed at the end.
Monye added: "From one to 15 we were outstanding. But our defence really won us that game.
"The pack defended outstanding well and their work rate was just incredible. All credit to them, they won us the game.
"There is a massive team belief. We are all really good friends on and off the pitch, and that was the basis of our performance.
"On the physical side, Ollie Kohn put a 23-stone guy in Census Johnston on his bum.
"There were some outstanding tackles from the likes of Chris Robshaw and Will Skinner, and even Danny Care stuck his head in and made a couple of tackles.
"The whole team has been working really hard, and it is great to see that it is starting to pay some dividends."
Quins play Bristol at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday (3pm).