Yes, these sportsmen (not just rugby players) are treated like gods and think their worst excesses of behaviour will be excused, mainly because their clubs and their fans DO excuse them most of the time. "Boys will be boys" and other bullshit.
HOWEVER, in this case the "traumatised" woman was a 19-yr old consenting adult who willingly went to a sleazy motel room with a married sportsman knowing full well what was likely to transpire. These so-called "footy molls" have been around forever.
7 YEARS later she decides to go to the media and spill the beans about her "trauma" despite the fact she was a consenting adult at the time and at no time was there any question of coersion. The fact that she now regrets it is a totally different thing. We've all done things we later regret but most of us put it down to experience and make sure we don't do it again.
Women like this make me sick because she is distracting media and public attention from the REAL victims out there. She's in this for the money, pure and simple and in the process she's wrecked Matty John's career. Despicable.