8. Paul Jones – Two years
In 1996, the Llanelli and Wales B second row forward was banned for two years after being found guilty by the WRU of drug misuse.
7. Richard Nones – Two years
The ex-Colomiers prop is the only pro to have been given the maximum two-year ban for eye-gouging.
6. Richie Griffiths – Two years
The first man in world rugby to be banned for a drugs-related offence. The centre, who represented Wales at Schools, Youth and B level, failed a drugs test after playing for South Wales Police in a First Division match against Aberavon in December 1991
5. Wendell Sailor – Two years
Wallaby winger Sailor was given a two year suspension after testing positive for cocaine after playing a match for the NSW Waratahs in April 2006. The dual code star returned to rugby league in 2008.
4. Dean Richards – Three years
It all began with the purchase of fake blood capsules from a joke shop in Clapham and ended with Harlequins coach Richards being banned for three years for his role in the Bloodgate saga