4. Keith Murdoch goes walkabout
Murdoch played just three Tests for the All Blacks, but his name was etched in New Zealand rugby folklore after he became a recluse in the Australian outback following a scandal that ended his career.
The hulking prop, whose death aged 74 was confirmed by New Zealand Rugby in 2018, became the only All Black ever sent home from a tour in disgrace, after a 1972 bar brawl.
Rather than face the wrath of the New Zealand sporting public, Murdoch hopped off his flight in Singapore, caught a plane to Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory and went walkabout for the rest of his life.