Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Woman behaving badly...

England and Saracens flanker Marlie Packer is one lucky woman.

It emerged this week that Packer was convicted of drink driving in November – fined £461 and banned from driving for 17 months – following an incident in September when she collided with another vehicle on the way back from a Saracens pre-season game.

Despite this being her second such offence, the 29 year old Saracen - having been supported by the Rugby Players Association and by England Women’s coach, Simon Middleton - has managed to escape sanction by the RFU and has retained her England place, something that male counterparts like Danny Care and Danny Cipriani, for instance, were not able to do in similar circumstances.

Still, in a way I guess it is comforting to know that it is not just the men behaving badly.

Let's hope that Packer, who to be fair does appear to be remorseful, can learn from this and move on...

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