Wales head coach Wayne Pivac was far from impressed after his side missed out on a try-scoring opportunity in their loss to South Africa due to the actions of a pitch invader.
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With just under 18 minutes to go and scores locked at 15-all, an overlap opened up for Welsh winger Liam Williams, who was in sight of the try-line before he had to alter his run as a pitch invader rushed out onto the field.
Williams’ slight change of direction assisted the South African defence in their cover as Pivac’s men missed out on a golden opportunity.
The invader was tackled by security immediately and taken away.
“You don’t want to see that in the game,” said Pivac.
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“It was very disappointing that happened, but nothing the officials could do about that.
“We had a one-man advantage. I haven’t had a chance to speak to the players. They might have been distracted but there wasn’t much more the officials could have done. They’ve got to deal with that the way they did.”
Welsh rugby great and former captain Sam Warburton said it was a “disgusting thing for a fan to do”.
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“I don’t think Liam Williams is going to score there, I think he slightly overran himself anyway, he would have had to check himself,” Warburton said.
“But the fan got what he deserved, the whole stadium booed. I think it was a disgusting thing for a fan to do.
“Let’s just enjoy the spectacle, we’ve got fans back, please be respectful of the rules so we can all enjoy the game.”