Monday 22 December 2014

Pictures: Rugby Rogues Gallery

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15 Danny Cipriani

Henson-like tale of drunken buffoonery and unfulfilled talent

14 Chris Ashton

Part of England's infamous dwarf-throwing excursion and accused of harassing a hotel employee

13 Gavin Henson

Has consistently courted controversy, career now looks irretrievable

12 Mathieu Bastareaud

Claimed he was mugged in New Zealand after injuring himself by drunkenly tripping over a table

11 Wendell Sailor

Several drink-related incidents plus a suspension for cocaine use

10 Quade Cooper

Fined for nightclub abuse and taxi cab vandalism and also had to see off accusations of burglary

9 Danny Care

Lost his England place due to alcohol-related antics

1 Matt Stevens

Banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine

2 Andrew Hore

Convicted and fined for shooting and killing a protected fur seal

3 Keith Murdoch

All Black who was sent home for assaulting a Welsh bouncer and became a recluse in the Aussie outback

4 Willie Anderson

Fell foul of Argentinian authorities after 'boys on tour' flag incident

5 Justin Harrison

Accused of racial slurs in 2005 and later involved in Bath cocaine scandal

6 Andy Powell

Will always be remembered for his drunken golf cart joy ride

7 John Jeffrey

Suspended after kicking Calcutta Cup down an Edinburgh street in 1988

8 Marc Cecillon

Found guilty of murdering his wife after drunken argument

Gavin Henson's latest off-field troubles elicited less outraged denouncements than rolled eyes as people's weariness at the antics of Welsh rugby's most renowned popinjay came to the fore. Rugby union has had its share of alcohol-fuelled scandal over the years and it is not hard to select a team to have made headlines for the wrong reasons.

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