No professional sport or organisation is immune from wild conspiracy theories that may or may not be valid, and that is true as it pertains to rugby union.
Some of the strange ones that miss out include that Richie McCaw is an alien and that England used blood capsules to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup
1. Stephen Donald kick
This may seem strange, but there were actually theories that Donald actually missed the penalty that decided the World Cup final in 2011.
It’s been widely suggested that Donald actually missed the penalty that decided the final and, paralysed by fear and their innate pro-New Zealand bias, match officials refused to assert themselves.
Is it true? I suspect not. It looks like it glanced off the inside of the right upright, but it doesn’t help that the video is less than conclusive.