Wayne Barnes scores winning try to put South Africa through to World Cup semi-finals

2015

Referee Wayne Barnes scored the winning try in a throbbing quarter-final game at the Rugby World Cup.

Referee, playing as the 16th South African player, scored after side-stepping Wales wing Alex Cuthbert.

He told WalesOnCraic:

“I was awesome. There I was in the middle of all the action when the ball came my way. I caught the ball and just ran up the pitch and scored the try. I was going to do some kind of celebration but then I remembered that I was supposed to be the referee.”

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar said:

“What the fuck was I taken off for? I’ve been fucking brilliant for weeks. Clearly Wayne didn’t want me to kick Wales to victory.”