Apologies, resignations, years of hard work, must carry on - everything except who did it.
It seems these things "happen", people get hurt, reputations are tarnished etc. But lets not forget, "they" were caught.
Has the person whose idea it was been punished, or even identified? Presumably it could not have been Richards because they would never let the culprit resign would they? They would want to be seen to punish such an individual surely, to show the club deplores such behaviour?
And what about this independant person who is going to look into it? Don't they know? Are ranks closing and people keeping quiet to their own Board?
The letter is weak, indecisive. wishy washy and unintelligent. I wonder hope those considering the appeal will view it this way, or roll over. If that letter was meant to placate rugby fans or prevent a banning from the HC next year, it must surely have failed. On the other hand, now we will see if the people who control rugby have courage and morals.