The 10 Most Controversial Decisions in Rugby History

3. Wayne Barnes – NZ v France 2007 RWC

Many Kiwis still haven’t gotten over Barnes’ performance in the 2007 RWC quarter-final against France.

Barnes missed a clear forward pass from Damien Traille to Freddie Michalak in the lead up to a France try.

It led to the All Blacks’ earliest ever exit from a World Cup.

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