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10 of the Biggest scandals in rugby history


England’s 2011 World Cup was not one for the history books. Martin Johnson’s stodgy side laboured through their group and limped out at the quarter-final stage with a defeat to France.

Their antics off the field were more headline-grabbing, however.

After their first game, the players were allowed a night out in the party ski resort of Queenstown and ended up in a bar where a dwarf-tossing contest was underway.

Captain Mike Tindall, and husband of the woman 15th in line to the British throne, was then caught on CCTV having a “moment” with a mystery blonde, according to the Sun.

To cap it all, after their exit from the competition, centre Manu Tuilagi got himself into trouble by leaping from a moving Auckland ferry in nothing but his pants.

A £3,000 fine followed, and England left the 2011 World Cup reduced to little more than a shambles.

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