From bad referee calls to on-field scraps, RUCK takes a look at a number of rugby stars who are hated in a specific country.
#1. Wayne Barnes – New Zealand
Many Kiwis still haven’t gotten over Barnes’ performance in the 2007 RWC quarter-final against France. Barnes missed a clear forward pass from Damien Traille to Freddie Michalak in the lead up to a France try.
It led to the All Blacks’ earliest ever exit from a World Cup, and Barnes was subsequently named the most hated man in New Zealand.