World Cups are festivals of fun. Games of goodwill. You know how it goes: for seven weeks the world is in union. But every now and then a virus hits the software. This is what happens when World Cups go bad.

10. South Africa goes to war with ... (oh) Canada!

They don't make fights like they used to.

Canada brought to South Africa in 1995 some gnarly types with ice hockey attitudes to casual violence.

The Springboks were aiming to prove to the world that isolation had not emasculated them.


As the players were working themselves into a pre-match


9. Man of the match? Seriously?

8. Craig Joubert's mad dash

7. Barbed Wire Boks

6. The fast gets furious

5. The gold watch

4. Eliota goes nuclear

3. The curious case of the violently ill All Blacks

2. Dwarves are thrown

1. Max Brito breaks his neck