What is it with these All Black fellas? They just can’t seem to avoid the rough stuff when confronted by members of the fairer sex… shocking!
I’m not sure if you guys saw the story a few weeks back about flanker Adam Thompson. The big (and dare I say mutt-ugly?) blindside flanker appeared in court back in the land of the long white cloud, charged with assaulting his girlfriend. It doesn’t matter how much of a tough guy you are on the field, Adam – real men don’t hit girls. I hope you go to jail long enough for that message to sink in.
The latest incident involves former All Black wrecking-ball Jerry Collins, now a centre-ring performer for the circus that is Toulon Rugby Club in the south of France. It seems that young Mr Collins, a veteran of 48 tests for the men in black, is allegedly being investigated by the French police following claims of assault against a woman.
There seems to be some doubt as to how the woman’s injuries – which incidentally were quite severe – actually came about, though. The femme fatale in question claims that Collins pushed her into a ditch and that she suffered “terrible emotional and physical damage” as a result… something along those lines anyway. A different (and, I must admit, more plausible version of the story) claims that she had followed Collins back to his home and sustained said injuries by falling into a ditch, while she was in the process of breaking into his house. Into stalking much, Madame?
The Club are, of course, standing by their man and endorsing the latter version of events. Perhaps it would simply be more expedient to wave some of the Boudjellal millions at her to make the whole thing go away. Come to think of it, that’s probably all she was after in the first place.
I guess the true story will out and, unlike his mate Thompson, I’m willing to give big JC the benefit of the doubt unless more concrete facts surface.Tweet