Shut up about bloody bloodgate. I mentioned this before in a thread, but the more I think about it, the more it rings true.
Anyone who thinks Quinns are the only team to have cheated in this way is at best narrow minded. I suspect a lot of coaches are sweating buckets. Nevertheless, its done.
When MP's expenses hit the headlines, it was shocking - the whole country was up in arms. It was going on for a long time and, it appeared, everyone was at it.
The parallel continues. Once discovered, the extent of the crime was shocking. People were punished and lost their jobs. It was out in the open and exposed. Now, not a word on the subject. Why? - because it was an cross party scandal and its not in the interests of one party as they too are guilty.
Because this case has so far been limited to Quinns, many are taking pleasure in their misery. Not just other nations, but fans of other sports keen to deflect from their own sordid scandals.
The reality is this. Bloodgate is now history. Punishments have been issued and investigation will only serve to underline what we already suspect. Richards was severely dealt with - what do they want from him.... er, blood perhaps?
One thing is for sure - it will NEVER happen again.
Every blood injury will be the focus of TV scrutiny, close inspection by officials, forth officials and citing commissioners everywhere. Potential culprits know the career ending penalties they face.
Perhaps the legacy of this is that Rugby will become the most carefully scrutinized and policed team game on earth. To Rugby's credit, they have exposed, admitted and stopped this type of cheating and are forming a team of ex players and officials to further combat any recurrence.
As such, I believe we should leave it to the experts and all move on once and for all. (he says writing another bloody article on the subject - but it was in a final kind of way)
For the interests of impartiality - I am a Wasps fan.