World Cup winner Marlie Packer has credited the support of her family, team-mates and England Rugby in the aftermath of being found guilty of drink-driving last year.
In an emotional interview with the BBC,
“I was heartbroken – I wanted to dig a hole, jump in it and cover myself up,” she said.
The 29-year-old hit another vehicle while driving home after watching a Saracens pre-season game on 1 September. She was twice the legal drink-drive limit.
After admitting the offence at Wimbledon Magistrates court in November, she was given a £461 fine, ordered to pay £131 in court costs and received a 17-month driving ban.