England elite rugby director Rob Andrew's revealed rogue rugby balls are ending up on the pitch in key matches.
There are six official balls for every game.
But in both the quarter-final and last night's semi-final win over France, Jonny Wilkinson was faced with taking a crucial kick with an unofficial practice ball.
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