9. REFEREE ATTACKED BY A FAN
A 2002 Test between South Africa and New Zealand descended into bedlam when Irish referee David McHugh was attacked by a South African supporter who had run on from the stands.
McHugh was assaulted by irate Pieter van Zyl, who was then hauled to the floor by All Blacks flanker Richie McCaw. McHugh was in no fit state to continue and was replaced by English referee Chris White.
The game had been locked at 17-17 when the incident occurred, after McHugh had awarded a controversial early penalty try.