VIDEO | MAN’S LIFE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN AFTER INVADING RUGBY PITCH ‘WAL VS BOKS’

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Wales have handed a lifetime stadium ban to the supporter who ran on to the pitch during last Saturday’s defeat by South Africa.

The incident occurred in the 63rd minute of Wales’s 23-18 defeat by the Springboks, with the score tied at 15-15. The invader made his way on to the Principality Stadium pitch just before Johnny McNicholl had passed to Liam Williams in what was a promising move for Wales. The supporter was quickly tackled to the ground by security staff but Williams was forced to evade the intruder and Wales ultimately failed to score what could have been a crucial try.

Asked if it cost his side a try, the Wales head coach, Wayne Pivac, said: “I don’t know. You don’t want to see that in the game. It’s very disappointing that happened, but there was nothing the officials could do. At the time, I thought, ‘here we go’.

We had a one-man advantage. They might have been distracted, but there wasn’t much more the officials could have done.”

The pitch invader who caused uproar at yesterday’s clash in Cardiff between Wales and South Africa has received death threats since pulling the stunt.

The dad, who lives in the Caerphilly area and plays for a local rugby team, climbed over the Principality Stadium pitchside barriers in the final quarter of Saturday’s game, reportedly for a £20 bet with his mates.nullnull

However, his actions have been blamed for ruining a potential try-scoring opportunity for fullback Liam Williams, who had to dodge the invader and the steward who tackled him to the ground.

Escorted from the ground by pitch staff, the fan was drenched in beer thrown by angry fans who began chanting abuse at him.

And now it’s believed he’s since had his life threatened over the incident, while his young family have become the target for online trolls.