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We've seen some pretty stupid things on the rugby field, but this one has got to be up there with one of the dumbest.
Wales were denied an almost certain try against South Africa after a fan skipped past stadium security and ran onto the pitch.
Clearly fuming that the bloke had just cost the team valuable points, angry fans then ended up pelting the pitch invader with plastic cups of beers as he was dragged away by officials.
With less than 18 minutes to go and scores locked at 15-all, Liam Williams had the chance to finally break the deadlock.
When the Welsh winger caught the ball on the left flank, he appeared to have nothing but green grass and the try line in sight.
But just as the attack started mounting, an idiotic spectator hopped over the fence and found himself on the end of South Africa's defensive line.
The second the ball reached Williams' finger tips, he was forced to jink out of the way of the pitch invader as well as the security chasing him down.
The pitch invader from the Wales vs South Africa game got a lovely welcome from the crowd as he got escorted out of the stadium. :eyes: pic.twitter.com/FV3ScLZBE9- RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) November 6, 2021
The slight hesitation from Williams, who came agonisingly close to bowling over one of the security guards, meant the South African defence was given an extra split second to recover and make the tackle.
"Ohhh there's people on the pitch," the commentator said.
"And that moment, form that idiot has ruined what might have been a score for Wales."
A chorus of boos then rang out around the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The players themselves looked very displeased as they gestured towards the bloke as he was being escorted off the field.
New footage has since emerged of the pitch invader being shepherded away by security with angry Wales fans retaliating by throwing beer in his direction.
Had the spectator not have been there, Williams would have simply caught the ball and ran in to score a try.
To make matters worse, Wales went on to lose by 5 points.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@RugbyLAD/PA
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