LIST | 5 rugby players who struggled with alcohol – but bounced back!

May the following list serves as a warning to what can happen if things get out of control.

1. Mike Tindall

The former England captain had a few troubling run-ins with alcohol during his career, whether it be the dwarf-throwing night which saw him kiss a woman who wasn’t his royal partner or when he pleaded guilty to drink-driving in 2008.

However, the centre has done a lot to repair his reputation since hanging up his boots and confirmed that he’s ‘reduced the amount he drinks’, which he believes is the reason he can continue to occasionally play for Minchinhampton, the club close to his home.