5 Rugby Stars Who Are HATED In ONE Country - Ruck

5 Rugby Stars Who Are HATED In ONE Country

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. 

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