During New Zealand’s first rugby match vs England, an English player’s shorts got ripped off. The NZ players formed a circle so he could change. Another Englishman picked up the ball and scored. Later the English demanded an apology after NZ criticised the referee, which was “unsportsmanlike”.
In 1982 the University of Pittsburgh rugby team was caught using human heads stolen from the schools anatomy lab to warm up before a game.
New Zealand rugby player Wayne ‘buck’ Shelford took a cleat to the nuts during a rugby game which ripped open his scrotum leaving his testicles hanging, he got them stitched up on the bench and continued the game.