Former Exeter Chiefs player convicted of having blade in public

Former Exeter Chiefs player Ryan Caldwell has been convicted for having a blade in public.

After he was due to contest the charge against him by claiming he has the article for a fishing trip, the 33-year-old entered a plea of guilty, The Irish News reports.

Caldwell, of Drumart Drive, Belfast, appeared at the city’s Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The former lock made a handful of appearances for Chiefs in 2014, and also played for Ulster and Bath throughout his career, before injuries forced him to retire from playing two years ago.

He was charged with having a blade at High Street in Belfast on April 29.

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