Worcester's rising star Jake Abbott has pledged to put his money where his mouth is as he bids to improve his on-field discipline.
The young flanker, who has come through the mini, juniors, colts and academy set up at his hometown club, has this season made his long-awaited breakthrough into the Warriors first team.
He has started both Championship matches, the first of which against Birmingham & Solihull brought a classic support runner’s try and a man of the match award, with the promise of plenty more to come.
But that first game also saw him sin-binned after he reacted impetuously to Mark Hopley’s attempts to restrain him at a goal-line ruck.
That earned the 22-year-old a warning from head coach Richard Hill, one he has internalised to such a degree he has made a financial commitment to avoid future bouts of the yellow peril.
“I have told the Supporters Club I will donate £20 to them for every other card I get,” the England Sevens international revealed.
“I know a few of them because I have been at the club all my life. One thing about being in the Championship is that it allows us more contact with the fans and we can tell them how much we appreciate how loyal they are.
“I saw them after the Bees game and made that promise. I know it’ll go to a good cause, they’ll probably put it back into the club in some way.
“Twenty quid might not seem like a lot to some of the boys but it’s a lot to me so I’m keen to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
As much as the self imposed fine might hurt, it will have been Hill’s post match comments that resonated more.
The former England scrum half advised Abbott he has to avoid getting dragged into such situations.
“We were on our own line and I didn’t want to be the person that allowed a try while I was standing guard. Hoppers had me and Neil Best and I was desperate to get free. It was a poor way to do it but I’ll learn from it.”
Which is what this season is all about. Hill has so far been good on his commitment to give everyone a chance to make a mark before the play-offs and Abbott has led the way - even if it costs him in the long run.