2. Sam Burgess
The rugby league superstar was signed for Bath Rugby in England’s top competition on a three-year contract, starting from October 2014.
His inclusion and performances at the Rugby World Cup were widely scrutinized, and seen by some pundits as partly to blame for England’s “humiliating” early pool stage exit from the tournament—the worst result for a host nation in the tournament’s history.
And following the disastrous campaign, Burgess made the decision to leave rugby union after just 12 months, opting to return to South Sydney Rabbitohs, signing a three-year contract.
Absolute flop. 3