The bloke is a bloody disgrace to rugby...he cost people he probably called friends their careers while he is now free to continue with his...something not right there
It has to be remembered that before the Bloodgate incident Richards was the standout English coach around. After the 2007 World Cup there were two sets of coaches that had dominated the game in England. Our own Gatland/Edwards and Dean Richards and his crew. Only the incompetence of the RFU under Martyn Thomas stopped either group being appointed to the England job in either 2006 or 2007. I still believe that he has a hell of a lot to offer the English game and would have probably won the Premiership with Quins if he had stayed.
The real crime of Bloodgate was not the act of cheating itself, the blood bin laws were a cheats' charter that were regularly used as such, but the complex and detailed coverup afterwards. That amounted to a combination of wilful and continued deception, fraud and intimidation.
However the man has served his severe sentence and should be allowed to continue in his business. It is certainly great news for Newcastle as he has a pretty good record of club building, and Newcastle needs to be rebuilt from the bottom up.