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Ireland rugby star Jacob Stockdale uses lockdown time to work on 1966 Mustang motor

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Jacob Stockdale is happy to have the time to work on his car

Jacob Stockdale is happy to have the time to work on his car

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Jacob Stockdale is happy to have the time to work on his car

Jacob Stockdale is happy to have the time to work on his car

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Jacob Stockdale is happy to have the time to work on his car

He's spending lockdown under a bonnet - but not just any bonnet.

It's a 1966 Mustang, and Ireland and Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale couldn't be happier working on his classic car, with its blue bodywork and two go-faster stripes down its back.

The 24-year-old professional rugby player bought the car on eBay a year ago and the last two months of lockdown in Belfast has given him the luxury of time to pull on his mechanic's overalls and explore the iconic 'first gen' Mustang.