Apparently in response to the ICON of English Rugby's problem kicking goals, so much an integral part of how they win games, two of the management team replaced the ball for Wilkinson's conversion attempts during the game against Romania.
This, in the totally enclosed Forsyth Barr, ahem sorry, the Otago stadium.
The rules state (Rugby has a rule to cover everything) "a conversion attempt must use the ball touched down in the scoring of the try", unless the ref rules that ball unsuitable. Eight numbered balls were in use and the two coaches off their own bat, apparently, switched to a more favoured ball and have been banned from attending the Scotland game this weekend.
As I write this there is no suggestion either are Pakistani.
Remembering of course when the Poms won the cup they had 16 men on the paddock at one point in time in their pool game against Samoa.
And the foaming at the mouth UK scribes call OUR RICHIE a CHEAT, Jesus wept.
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