LIST | Five times International rugby stars got sent home... - Page 2 of 3 - Ruck

LIST | Five times International rugby stars got sent home…

2. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

Back in 2016, the All Black star was sent home from South Africa after “breaching team standards regarding behaviour” after he was seen walking into a disabled toilet cubicle with a “female friend” at Christchurch Airport. According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, a witness saw the 27-year-old enter a disabled toilet with a female – understood not to be his partner 

3. Keith Murdoch (New Zealand)

In December 1972, the giant prop became the first All Black to be sent home from a tour following an incident in Cardiff. Hours after scoring the winning try to beat Wales 19-16 at the Arms Park on December 2, the moustached Murdoch punched a 29-year-old security guard following a heavy drinking session at the Angel Hotel in the city centre.

Two days later, All Blacks manager Ernie Todd took the decision to send Murdoch home in apparent disgrace, insisting it was “for his own good”. The 17st 4lb prop was put on a plane from Heathrow to New Zealand, via Sydney. He never arrived back in Auckland.

Murdoch is believed to have moved to the Australian Outback, living a nomadic existence following seasonal work in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.