After Australia's David Warner was dropped for throwing a punch at England's Joe Root in the Walkabout bar in Birmingham, we thought we'd take a look back at some other examples of Aussies getting up to no good...
Donald Bradman's average of 99.94 is cricket most iconic record, but David Boon's 52 takes some beating too. That was the eye-popping number of cans of beer the cricketer consumed during a 30-hour flight to England ahead of the Ashes in 1989, which Australia won. Other sportsmen have taken a tilt at the mark when travelling half the globe, but none have matched Boon's remarkable tally.
The NRL star suffered crushing embarrassment and shame when a photo emerged online that caught him engaging in a sex act with a dog. Monaghan's manager blamed "too much drink" for the decidedly NSFW picture, adding: “Joel wants to make it clear that he was the one playing a prank on an absent team mate by simulating the act. There are no words of explanation that can be offered because none can be appropriate."
The most infamous moment of Bosnich's career in England was a Hitler salute performed at the home of Tottenham, but that was just plain idiotic, rather than falling into the going wild category. Instead we look at his revelation in 2003 that he was addicted to cocaine and was funding a habit worth thousands of pounds a week. Bosnich was sacked by Chelsea after testing positive and then indulged in the recreational drug with his girlfriend, model Sophie Anderton. "I told her that for every line of cocaine she would take, I would take two. And that's exactly what I did," he said. "I knew it would hurt her and, to be honest, I felt invincible. But I reached a stage where I was taking six grams of cocaine a day. I was staying awake on coke for days on end, just constantly playing computer games and watching TV. Once I was up for four nights in a row."
One of Australia's most famous sportsmen, Warne has had a rather turbulent private live and in 2000 it had an adverse impact on his career when he was dismissed as vice-captain. The reason? Warne had been bombarding a British nurse with obscene phone calls. The married spinner met Donna Wright in a nightclub in Leicester and admitted engaging in "dirty talk" with her. In a TV interview about the controversy, Warne was asked: "You actually performed a sex act while you were on the phone with her?" He replied: "Wow... as I said before, there was a bit of dirty talk and, ah, she did talk dirty to me and I was reciprocating with her. Um, you know, it's not something that you like to do, but unfortunately things happen."
Another NRL star behaving badly. Hopoate was hit with a 12-week suspension in 2001 after engaging in some rather unsavoury and invasive acts on the field. An NRL tribunal heard evidence of Hopoate's tendency to place his finger inside opponents' anuses, with Cowboys captain Paul Bowman stating: "I felt fingers. He was pushing up my a**e. I was disgusted, I couldn't believe it. If he was a man, he wouldn't do it: It was dreadful, I had pain. It was like someone was trying to put pressure up there." When Hopoate's lawyer attempted to paint the episode as an attempted wedgie, North Queensland's Peter Jones replied: "It was in the anal area. I think I know the difference between a wedgie and someone putting their fingers up my bum."
In 2011 D'Arcy was ordered to pay fellow swimmer Simon Cowley £109,000 in compensation having two years earlier pleaded guilty to recklessly causing grievous bodily harm over an attack in a bar in Sydney. D'Arcy and Cowley were both celebrating following trials for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when D'Arcy lashed out and inflicted multiple facial fractures, which required corrective surgery. D'Arcy was also hit with a suspended jail sentence of 14 months. "It's not a pleasant feeling to know your face is being held together by a number of plates and screws," Cowley said during the hearing.
The rower celebrated competing in the men's eight at the London 2012 Olympics by damaging a shop front in Egham, Surrey, and was forced to apologise and pay for the repairs, which totalled around £1,400. Australian deputy chef de mission Chris Fydler said: "We expect higher standards from our athletes. This has been an embarrassing situation not just for rowing but for us as well. We expect a much higher standard of behaviour from all of our athletes and we'll certainly be reminding the section managers, as various sports start to complete, that a level of behaviour is expected of their athletes."
Rock stars are renowned for chucking TV sets out of hotel windows but at the 2010 Commonwealth Games it was an unnamed athlete who threw a washing machine from a balcony. The incident was reportedly sparked by Australia's defeat to India in a Test match and occurred after the closing ceremony. ''We don't know who did that,'' said Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite. ''Delhi police came around and they've done a report and an investigation, and we'll hear about that.''
The two Wallabies stars were sent home following Melbourne Rebel's heavy 64-7 defeat to Coastal Sharks in Super Rugby last month after becoming involved in a physical confrontation. Vuna accused Beale of hitting him, writing on Twitter: "I need to leave right now, this ain't for me! I tried to help someone but got punched so instead of putting him in hospital il [sic] leave!" Head coach Damien Hill said in a statement: "The club will not tolerate this type of behaviour and I am embarrassed for everyone associated with building this club."