LIST: The five worst things that can happen on a rugby pitch

Spitting is one of the most disgusting things that can happen in the game – but it’s not the worst, according to our columnist Sam Foster.

1. Racist abuse

Even in my day, racist abuse was fairly rare. But some of my black teammates would occasionally get a mouthful from one or two known offenders. It caused a stir then and, thankfully, an even bigger one now.