SCOTLAND 14-15 ENGLAND, 1994
In 1994 Scotland and England were locked in an epic battle at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
A Gregor Townsend drop goal had edged the Scots in front and against the odds, with a minute left, they looked like they were going to sneak home with the win.
There was one last attack to absorb and as the English attacked in the middle of the field, 40 metres out from the Scots’ line, a ruck formed.
The ball appeared to be stuck and a scrum loomed, but suddenly it flew back on England’s side.
Common sense dictated what had happened – an English player in desperation had scooped the ball back.
Kiwi referee Lindsay McLachlan didn’t seem to consider that possibility, but instead, amazingly, accused the Scots of doing it and penalised them.
England’s Jon Callard kicked the winning goal and the Scots weren’t able to sleep any easier when video replays showed, clearly, it was the hand of England’s Rob Andrew that had been on the ball on the ground.