Rumours are building that Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks are interested in signing sacked Ulster pair Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding
Fly-half Jackson, 26, and fellow Ireland international Olding, 25, who plays at centre, are on the hunt for new clubs.
Olding and Sale nearing a deal, as Diamond looks for a replacement for Belfast-bound Addison. https://t.co/MXpCdNiKXM
— Alex Shaw (@alexshawsport) April 24, 2018
This might not keep until Sunday hearing Sale having spoken to Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. Working on confirming it.
— Neil Fissler (@neilfissler) April 24, 2018
The pair were found not guilty of raping a woman in Jackson’s home in the early hours of June 28, 2016.
But the eight-week trial led to widespread criticism of their behaviour towards women and they were sacked by their PRO14 club and the IRFU – who said they failed to uphold the core values of the game.
Previously Top 14 big spenders Montpellier and defending Aviva Premiership Champions Exeter Chiefs were both reported as showing interest in Jackson.
However today, several well placed sources have reported Sale are interested in the pair.
Sale are rumoured to be on the hunt for a top class fly half and had been linked with Danny Cipriani who is leaving Wasps for an unknown club at the end of the season.