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From Danny Cipriani to Danny Care – 10 rugby stars who got in drunken trouble & what happened next

8. Gavin Henson

The one-time star of Channel 5’s ‘The Bachelor’ has entertained rugby fans for years with his off-field shenanigans but one man who clearly had no time for jokes was new Bath team-mate Carl Fearns a few years back.

The big flanker used a pre-season team night out to lay Henson out with a punch at the Pig & Fiddle pub that has now become a YouTube classic.




9.Danny Cipriani

The one-time golden boy of English rugby is no stranger to controversy but things took a turn for the worse when he was arrested during pre-season with Gloucester during a tour of Jersey.

Other drunken escapades ended with the playmaker receiving a ban from driving and hospitalisation following a collision with a bus in Leeds.


10.  Mike Tindall

Prominent royal and World Cup winner Tindall was kicked out of the Elite Player Squad and fined £25,000 after his part in a drunken night at dwarf-themed club night in Queenstown during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Tindall was caught on CCTV canoodling with a woman in a second bar despite telling coach Martin Johnson he had returned alone to the team hotel after the dwarf party.

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