We’ve put together the most ill disciplined team of players imaginable who could all conceivably have been sent off by half time in every game they play…

15.Delon Armitage

Armitage remains one of rugby’s most controversial characters and certainly isn’t afraid to get in the opposition’s faces.

14.Yoann Huget

Somehow Huget made it to the World Cup escaping a ban for a deliberate stamp only to pick up an injury in the opening game.

13.Manu Tuilagi

Tuilagi’s punched on Chris Ashton will live long in the memory, but he has shown his temper can get the better of him on other occasions.

12.Ma’a Nonu

The master of the almost high tackle, Nonu operates on the very edge of rugby’s laws and could just as easily have many more cards to his name.

11.Bryan Habana

With six international yellows to his name, Habana has become somewhat accustomed to spending time in the bin for the Springboks.


10.Quade Cooper

Cooper’s yellow against Uruguay at the Rugby World Cup was his fifth in 58 tests making him the seventh most carded player of all time in international rugby.

9.Mike Phillips

More likely to start a fight and run away than actually finish one, but Phillips is certainly no stranger to controversy on and off the pitch.

8.Schalk Burger

His eye gouge on Luke Fitzgerald on the 2009 Lions tour is still one of the most controversial moments in tour history.

7.James Haskell

Far from the most malicious player in this team but Haskell does have something of a history of earning needles trips to the bin at key times.

6.Jamie Cudmore

A former drug enforced, Cudmore has applied plenty of those experiences on the rugby field to great effect.


5.Jim Hamilton

Hamilton is far from unfamiliar with the sight of a yellow card and has never been one to back away from a scuffle.

4.Yoann Maestri

His late his on Johnny Sexton the other weekend was just the most recent in a long series of transgressions.

3.Salesi Ma’afu

Punching opponents in semi finals and off-field issues are just scratching the surface for the troubled Ma’afu whose career has taken a downward trajectory.

2.Dylan Hartley

Not sure this one really needs explaining.

1.Alexander Widiker

A bit of a left field selection, but the German prop has been on the receiving end of six yellow cards in 41 starts (an average of less than one every seven games).