3. Daniel Dubroca loses his head (1991)
The French are known to be a passionate bunch but emotions can often spill over in the heat of battle. When England beat France 19-10 in the 1991 quarter-final in Paris, their assistant coach Dubroca went loco and grabbed New Zealand referee Dave Bishop by the throat, calling him a cheat.
4. Chris Robshaw (2015)
Harlequins flanker said he accepted full responsibility for the decision to kick the penalty to the corner in a bid to score a try instead of going for goal when England were trailing by three points against Wales at Twickenham on Sept 26.
A draw would have been enough to secure England’s place in the quarter-final but they failed to retain possession at the line-out and lost. The defeat against Australia seven days later condemned them to a humiliating exit, the first time a host nation had failed to reach the knockout stages.