WATCH: Jamie Heaslip On The Reaction To The Jackson/Olding Trial
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Former Ireland, Leinster and Lions back-row Jamie Heaslip was a guest on The Late Late Show last night to discuss a number of things following his retirement.
But perhaps the most difficult question of the night from host Ryan Tubridy was in relation to the controversial Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding Belfast trial, and more importantly the reaction and fallout from it.
“The Belfast trial that took place recently, it sparked a national and an international question about respect for women, and the locker room mentality culture, in rugby particular. What did you make of the conversations that came from those events and that trial?” Tubridy asked.
Heaslip of course is no longer in the game after retiring earlier this year. But he answered the question as best he could. While things may have spiralled out of control a little bit, Heaslip feels it was important that an number of issues have been raised.
“I think it is really important that all these questions have been raised.”
He also says he believes action has been taken by the relevant rugby bodies to better educate players in future.
Watch their conversation below:
— RTE One (@RTEOne) May 11, 2018