Magistrates in Bridgend heard Gibbs was more than twice the permitted limit for alcohol when he and fellow players Matthew Brown and Paul Jones sped through a town centre at up to 60mph.
They were arrested later by a police dog handler - ironically Steve Sutton, the former Welsh international. Gibbs and his companions had called for a taxi but took the car while the cabbie was looking for them in a kebab house. Brown, 23, who plays for Maesteg, and Jones, 22, a Bridgend player, were fined pounds 740. Gibbs said: 'The fine was very high but I just wanted to clear the whole thing up and get on with my game.'Reuse content