Hunter dismisses Olding link

Exeter Chiefs forwards coach Rob Hunter was quick to dismiss talk of his side making a move for Irishman Stuart Olding. Picture: @PPAUK

By Mark Stevens

Exeter Chiefs forwards coach Rob Hunter has dismissed reports linking the Aviva Premiership leaders with a move for former Ulster and Ireland centre Stuart Olding.

Speaking following his side’s 45-5 victory over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium, Hunter admitted a move for Olding was “not on our radar”.

Paddy Jackson and Olding had their Ulster and Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) contracts revoked on Saturday, following an internal review into their conduct. The duo were acquitted last month of raping the same woman after a high-profile Belfast trial.

Asked to comment on reports linking Olding with the Chiefs, Hunter replied: "I can tell you what I know, which is absolutely 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."

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