Five infamous fights between players on the same side after Alun Wyn Jones black eye

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is fit to face Ireland on Sunday in their Six Nations opener despite a clash during training with fellow lock Jake Ball.

The 35-year-old, who is the most capped international of all-time was left with a black eye after the training ground incident with Ball, 29, on Wednesday.

It’s not the first and won’t be the last time rugby teammates come to blows on the training ground.

Martin Johnson & Lewis Moody, 2004

Moody’s desire to impress on his return after injury in 2004 caused a flare-up with the then Tigers captain.

“It was my first session and I was extra keen, trying to do everything and hit everything,” Moody told The Sun.

“Tempers flared and ‘Johnno’ and I had a little coming together. He gave me a little dink and I gave him a little dink – but his hurt a lot more! It’s just typical training ground stuff. You need that friendly rivalry.”

The former England captain also famously came to blows with Tigers teammate Alesana Tuilagi when England faced Samoa at Twickenham.


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