WATCH | What Chris Ashton said after being punched by Man Tuilagi

Say what you like about winger Chris Ashton but it shows something if you can stand after taking a punch from Manu Tuilagi like this.

And his post-match interview was pure class.

The best rugby benders of all-time

We’ve ranked our five favourite rugby/drinking escapades…

5. Martin Castrogiovanni in Vegas, 2016

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni had been suspended by his club Racing 92 after pictures of him partying in Las Vegas surfaced on social media with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 34-year-old had told Racing that he could not play in their Champions Cup semi-final clash with Leicester Tigers as he had a family matter to attend to in Argentina. Naughty boy.

4. England vs dwarves, 2011

Current Captain Mike Tindall was leading his country into battle at the 2011 Rugby World Cup but still had time to play a part in the ‘Mad Midget Weekender’ along with a number of other squad members.