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Top 20: Rugby Unions most suspended bad boys

3. Trevor Brennan – Five years

Back in 2007, Trevor Brennan was preparing to come for Toulouse during a Heineken Cup match against Ulster. As he conducted his warm up, Brennan allegedly heard an Ulster fan insulting his mother.

Toulouse, FRANCE: Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster’s fans during the European cup rugby union match Toulouse vs. Ulster , 21 January 2007 at the Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)

The abuse got too much for the Irish flanker, who charged into the crowd punching the supporter. The authorities came down hard on Brennan, handing him a lifetime ban. However after appealing the decision, Brennan had the ban reduced to five years. He retired soon after the incident.


2. Dean Colclough – Eight years

Former Swansea hooker Colclough was suspended from all sport for eight years in 2014 for possessing and distributing steroids. He ran a company which produced and distributed muscle-building supplements.


1. Chris Jones – Banned for life – TWICE

The former Treorchy prop has the unique distinction of having been banned for life, not once, but twice! “I would kick or stamp on an opponent’s head without a second thought,” he once said, looking back on his playing career.

“I had a terrible reputation. Absolutely terrible. People used to call me a psychopath and a wild man.” A terror on the pitch, he’s been a changed man for years.

A born-again Christian, he’s done fantastic work for charity and as a junior coach up in the Rhondda, having had previous spells coaching Pontypridd and Treorchy alongside his brother Clive.

On a positive note, he’s gone on to be one of the most successful junior coaches the game has ever seen, winning the Dewar Shield nine times with Rhondda Schools and developing a host of future regional and international players.

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