With Owen Farrell unavailable, it down to George Ford to take on kicking duties for England in their Twickenham showdown with Wales.
Just one problem: he was absolutely awful.
By the break he had missed all three attempts - two conversions and one penalty - which cost his side a half-time lead.
England fans - and rugby fans in general - could scarcely believe what they were watching.
Was it all part of some next-level smart plan?
But it got worse as Ben Youngs crossed at the start of the second half, and Ford missed yet another conversion attempt.
Moments later Jack Clifford crossed to make it 20-13 to England - and this time the conversion attempt was from right in front of the posts.
He couldn't miss. And he didn't.
You know things are going badly when you're on the receiving end of ironic cheers.
But if it was a bad day for Ford, spare a thought for Danny Cipriani.
Or maybe this is exactly the shot in the arm Cipriani's international career needed.