LIST: The five craziest rugby conspiracy theories down the years…

There’s nothing like falling down the rabbit hole of a good conspiracy theory to help pass the time – and thankfully we’ve gathered some of the best rugby ones.

#1. Undercover agent

Wales hosted the 1999 World Cup and were then coached by Graham Henry, now of New Zealand. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals by the eventual winners, Australia. Henry was convinced the Wallabies had cracked Wales’s line-out calls and some of their moves. It was claimed some months later that an Australian who was working on the university site where Wales’s notational analysis team was based left his job immediately after Wales had been knocked out. Presumably, he could take no more of the Welsh weather.

Is it true? Definitely could be.


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