5 Funniest RWC 2015 moments so far

Date published: October 18 2015

The World Cup has been pretty intense and brutal at times, but there have also been some funny and enjoyable moments too.

From match officials getting caught up in the action and eavesdropping in on an opponents' huddle to a prop taking a conversion attempt, this tournament has been a good laugh.

Here are five of the most hilarious incidents at the 2015 Rugby World Cup so far…

5. Ref gets stuck in a ruck and touch judge gets taken out!
Match referee Pascal Gauzere found himself caught up in a ruck in the 31st-minute during South Africa's 64-0 win over USA, which was also caught on his video cam. Meanwhile in Georgia's 17-16 victory over Namibia, one of the touch judges got taken out by an attempted last-ditch tackle as the Lelos had an effort ruled out in the 11th-minute.


4. Mamuka Gorgodze's reaction to being named MOTM
Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze's reaction to being named Man-of-the-Match in his team's valiant defeat to New Zealand was certainly a memorable one. The subbed forward was stunned to hear the annoucement which was greeted with a huge crowd cheer, congratulatory pats on the back from his teammates and gave argubly his biggest ever smile on camera.


3. Nigel Owens' quotes in the Scotland & Georgia games
Referee Nigel Owens has come out with some of the best tag-lines in the tournament. In Scotland's loss to South Africa, he warned Stuart Hogg: "Dive like that again and come back and play in two weeks". While in Georgia's win over Tonga, when their captain Mamuka Gorgodze opted to take the three points, he explained: "I can't give you the three points, but I can give you a go."


2. Jamie Cudmore evesdropping in on the French huddle
Prior to an attacking lineout on Canada's five-metre line, the French pack formed a huddle to decide on a strategy. Canadian captain Jamie Cudmore, who speaks fluent French and plays in France for ASM Clermont Auvergne, cheekily attempted to evesdrop in on their huddle but was pulled out and pushed away.


1. Retiring Namibian Prop's Conversion Kick Attempt
In his final test match, Namibia prop Johnny Redelinghuys attempted a conversion with the last kick of his team's 64-19 loss to Argentina. The 111-kg forward even did his best Jonny Wilkinson impression before striking the ball. Unfortunately his effort lacked the height and distance required as the ball dropped below the target and came back off the base of the post.


By Aron Hegarty