Exeter Chiefs forward coach Rob Hunter addresses the rumoured signing of Ireland and Ulster back Stuart Olding.
Prior to Exeter Chiefs’ 45-5 victory over London Irish on Sunday, news broke that Olding may be on his way to the Premiership champions. Rob Hunter, Chiefs forwards coach, addressed the rumour following his side's victory at the Madjeski yesterday.
“I can tell you what I know, which is nothing, it’s not something that we’ve discussed in the office.”
“So, it’s another one of those where we’ve been linked to somebody but we’ve not spoken to an agent and we’ve not spoken to a player. It’s not on our radar at all.”
“We get linked to lots of players, but it’s nothing to do with us really.”
It seems that for now at least the chances of Olding arriving at Sandy Park are slim to none, with coaches rarely coming out and stamping out rumoured signings quite so clearly. Should Olding sign for the Chiefs, it would likely be met with a certain level of uproar from Chiefs fans.
Olding, along with fellow Ireland international Paddy Jackson, was found not guilty of rape at their trial in Belfast last month, but an internal review at the IRFU and Ulster found their behaviour unacceptable and revoked their contracts.
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