Fergus McFadden was one of 13 Barbarians players informed of their punishment by the RFU today for breaching coronavirus protocols ahead of the non-cap international against England at Twickenham on 25 October.

A number of players went out on the nights of Tuesday and Wednesday before the game, with footage emerging on social media of Chris Robshaw, Sean Maitland, Jackson Wray, Joel Kpoku, McFadden and Manu Vunipola - among others - drinking alcohol at the Running Horse pub in Mayfair on one of the evenings.

Their actions resulted in the cancellation of the match.

Former England captain Robshaw has been banned for four weeks and fined two weeks' salary for his involvement in the incident.

In total the 13 players have been banned for 85 weeks, with 44 weeks suspended subject to conditions being met and 41 weeks of bans to be taken concurrently.

The players have been fined a total of 18.5 weeks' salary and ordered to undertake a total of 630 hours of community service. 

McFadden will have to conduct 60 hours of unpaid rugby community work but the independent disciplinary panel decided not to impose a financial penalty on him because the retired former Ireland and Leinster back is no longer a professional player and in a period of transition into a new career.