19/06/2018

Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding Could Play For Ireland In The Future

Former Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding may play for Ireland in the future, the IRFU performance director David Nucifora has said.

The players were found not guilty of rape at a trial earlier this year.

However, their Ulster and Ireland contacts were revoked over Whatsapp and text messages that had been revealed in court.

Jackson has joined Perpignan for next season and Olding has signed for French club, Brive.

Speaking to reporters at a media event on Saturday Mr Nucifora said: "I don't think anything is ever forever.
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"Who knows what could happen or what will happen?

"The players now have found new contracts so that is a positive for them personally, individually, and everyone just has to move on from that."

(CD/MH)

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