5 Social Media Posts That Got Rugby Stars In A Lot Of Trouble

Sometimes you must be careful what you say on the Internet, otherwise, it may come back to haunt you.

1. Nathan Hughes 

In October 2018, the back-rower was suspended for six weeks and as a result was unavailable for three of England’s four upcoming autumn internationals.

The then Wasps forward was initially banned for four weeks, reduced from six because of mitigating factors such as good conduct and a guilty plea.

But Hughes tweeted “what a joke” upon leaving the hearing, forcing the panel to reconvene the next day.

It decided Hughes did not merit a reduction so the full ban was restored.

The number eight then deleted his Twitter account.

Wasps player Nathan Hughes during the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Sale Sharks and Wasps at JW Bell Stadium on Sept 22 – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK