The Sevens players hit the famous night spot with a clear plan to cause as much havoc as possible and catch the attention of Frownlow judges.
“We’re devo!” said team captain Ed Jenkins.
“We started planning this night out as soon as we lost the game in the quarter finals.
We downed a few Guarana and Caipirinha, then moved onto Cachaca, Vinho Quimico and Capeta before the boys tracked down some Brahma and Skol. It was epic,” he explained.
“We painted the town red – because we couldn’t paint it Gold.”
Team officials, including Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, were said to be so angry that they reprimanded rugby team management – not the players – team management.
The players will now have to content themselves with watching the award ceremony in October to see if rugby counterparts like Pek Cowan, Adam Coleman and Dane Haylett-Petty can win the 2016 Frownlow Medal.
First published in August 2016.