David Tweed dead at 61: Former Ireland rugby star killed in horror motorbike crash as tributes pour in

FORMER Ireland rugby star David Tweed has died aged 61 following a horror motorcycle crash.

The four-cap former Ireland star was riding a motorbike when he was involved in an horror incident in Co Antrim at 4.30pm on Thursday.

Tweed most-famously played for Ulster but also went on to represent his country.

Tributes has been pouring in for the former lock on Friday following confirmation of his death.

Tweed made his Ireland debut in a Five Nations clash against France in 1995.

He would go on to serve as a councillor in Ballymena for the Traditional Unionist Voice.

In 2012, Tweed was charged with 13 counts of gross indecency, indecent assault of two underage girls and inciting gross indecency.

He was jailed for eight years but had his conviction quashed in 2016.



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