LIST: 12 rugby players fans have loved to hate…
5. Quade Cooper
The cocksure fly-half is never short of an opinion or two, and his spat with New Zealand captain Richie McCaw in 2011 meant he went down even further in many people’s estimation. Still an incredible talent nevertheless.
6. Stuart Barnes
The former England outside-half and Sky Sports commentator can often be found not just winding up fans but players too!
Stuart Barnes is the worst commentator end of discussion
— Rhys Newman (@NewmanEagles) November 24, 2018
Any rugby players/fans out there that think Stuart Barnes has any clue what he’s talking about. Tv on mute I can’t take it anymore. #brutal
— Richard Wigglesworth (@rwiggy9) November 9, 2013
Stuart Barnes has to be the worst commentator known to planet earth…🤯🤯 #ENGvAUS
— Joey (@joooeyyyj) November 24, 2018
— Will Carling (@willcarling) November 10, 2012
7. Mike Brown (England)
In his own words, the fullback is a ‘marmite player’ with fans either loving or hating him. A skinhead who enjoys confrontation is not the traditional mould for an England No15.
8. Schalk Burger (South Africa)
The flanker is another player who likes to play on the very edge of the laws and has been somewhat vilified after a few more than controversial moments.