Footage has emerged of a pitch invader making her way into the Red Roses post-game huddle on Saturday.
The Roses had lost the tantalising game by just 3 points in a thrilling match-up that many have described as one of the greatest games of rugby ever played.
The post-match huddle was a chance for the players to gather their thoughts and start to come to terms with the realisation that the trophy they had worked so hard for, would not be theirs.
During what should have been a time to stand tall alongside the other players they’d worked so hard to be there with, their moment of reflection was briefly interrupted.
A pitch invader, for whatever reason, thought she would try to be a part of it. England’s Sarah Mckenna was quickly on hand to shove the imposter out of the circle, before the security dragged the intruder away.
Women’s Rugby Comp wrote on Twitter:
“WTF is actually going on here?,”
“Pitch invader runs on pitch, gets into England Rugby post-game huddle, McKenna pushes her away.
Identify her. Ban her.
Possible arrest for trespassing. Horrible England players had to deal with this.”
WTF is actually going on here??
Pitch invader runs on pitch, gets into @EnglandRugby post-game huddle, McKenna pushes her away.ADVERTISEMENT
Identify her. Ban her. @rugbyworldcup @WorldRugby @edenparknz
Possible arrest for trespassing. Horrible England players had to deal with this. pic.twitter.com/IxtqYV7SYG
— Women’s Rugby Comp (@WomRugbyComp) November 12, 2022