I hope Adam will re­turn to the game

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

» THIS week saw my good friend and ex-team­mate Adam Eus­tace con­victed of as­sault af­ter en­ter­ing the field of play and strik­ing a lines­man. With charges be­ing brought against Adam that ended in a fine and com­mu­nity ser­vice, and ul­ti­mately a crim­i­nal record, this is in­cred­i­bly sad. Play­ers, and coaches do at times step over the mark, when pas­sions run high. Of course Adam will be up­set with the judge­ment, and he has since stated that he does not want to take any fur­ther part in rugby.

Los­ing play­ers and coaches with Adam’s ta­lent is very dis­turb­ing for the com­mu­nity game in Glouces­ter­shire, and some­thing that is not help­ful.

I hope when the dust set­tles Adam will think again and re­turn to the game. This in­ci­dent will not de­fine Adam’s ca­reer at all, a player who played the game with great skill and pas­sion.

He was a loyal team­mate, and still is great friend. I wish him all the suc­cess and his young fam­ily, what­ever he does in the fu­ture.

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