Influential fly-half Finn Russell will not play in Scotland’s Six Nations opener against Ireland next Saturday after “a breach of team protocol”, Scottish Rugby have confirmed.
But the number 10 isn’t the first and won’t be the last player to be sent home as these five examples show…
1. Manu Tuilagi (England)
In August 2017, Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home from England’s training camp after returning to the team hotel drunk on a Saturday night. The news came just days after coach Eddie Jones had praised Tuilagi’s ability and dedication, noting that he was ‘worth waiting for’ after injury setbacks.