Australian referee Nic Berry took a hit from Italy captain Sergio Parisse during Sunday’s game against Namibia.
Berry was stood beside a scrum when Parisse carried the ball straight into him, knocking the 35-year-old onto his back.
The referee blew his whistle on the ground the halt play until he could regather his feet.
Lol of the tournament #ITAvNAM #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/wJMNGiUV78
— Baramenyn (@Baramenyn) September 22, 2019
Italy went on to win their opening game of the World Cup 47-22 in Higashiosaka City.