"Night on the beers" - Montpellier set to pull out of move for Luke Cowan-Dickie - Ruck

“Night on the beers” – Montpellier set to pull out of move for Luke Cowan-Dickie

Montpellier are reportedly set to pull out of signing England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie after the Exeter Chiefs hooker failed to turn up to his medical last week.

There had been speculation in France that Cowan-Dickie’s summer move to Montpellier may be under threat for medical reasons, with the player understood to be suffering from some nerve damage in his neck. 

However, a report from RMC Sport suggests he missed his medical assessment after having 'a heavy night out on the beers'.

Translated from English to French, it says: "On Wednesday morning, Cowan-Dickie did not show up at the appointment where everyone was waiting for him.

"The night before, he went out to Montpellier bars and finished his evening in a sober cell. Faced with these actions, the club is now seeking to break the pre-contract signed by the English hooker. "

The MHR and Philippe Saint-André, director of rugby, did not want to comment on this case"

“28 pints on the Saturday” – Jason Leonard ranks rugby’s five biggest drinkers

RUGBY UNION / EDUCATION: Jason Leonard visits school to encourage pupils to play Rugby; Jason Leonard (Former England Rugby World Cup winner) interview SOT

England legend Jason Leonard has ranked the five biggest drinkers from his playing days when picking his Drinking XV.

Leonard noted that he had 28 pints of lager and when the astounded, part-time nutritionist asked just exactly he was up to each week to consume 28 pints, he was met with a confused look. "That's 28 pints on the Saturday and eight to settle the head on Sunday," Leonard replied.

The switch from amateurism to professional may have been a shock to the system for many players but the very best of them adapted. Leonard went on to make a then world record of 119 Test appearances [114 for England and five for the Lions] before he retired. The pints were there but not as many of them as before.

Here, Leonard ranks the five biggest drinkers (excluding him) that he came across during his legendary career.

#5. Gavin Hastings (Scotland)

fullback, he is widely regarded to be one of the best ever Scottish rugby players and was one of the outstanding players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played for WatsoniansLondon ScottishCambridge UniversityScotland and the British Lions. He twice toured with the British and Irish Lions, to Australia in 1989 and as captain on the 1993 tour to New Zealand.

DID YOU KNOW? In 1996, Hasting joined the Scottish Claymores an American Football team in the NFL Europe