"Players agreed on a booze ban" - The 5 greatest Jason Leonard stories... EVER! - Ruck

“Players agreed on a booze ban” – The 5 greatest Jason Leonard stories… EVER!

Jason Leonard was a one-off. The finest prop of his generation was also the ultimate showman, whose enthusiasm was loved by all. RUCK remembers the best stories, pranks and mishaps that made the legend that is Fun Bus…

There will never be another Jason Leonard – that bonkers, brilliant, side-splitting soul adored by generations

1. ‘I didn’t do it’

Just before we headed out to the 1995 World Cup in South Africa, all the players agreed on a booze ban when coach Jack Rowell discovered that someone had come in at 2am. He accused me at training the next day and I flatly denied it. As I told Martin Bayfield standing next to me: “It couldn’t have been me Bayf – I didn’t get in until 4am.” Poor Bayf just burst out laughing.