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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding expected to leave Ulster Rugby

15 April 2018, 03:51 | Brandon Parsons

Anne Mc Vicker and Helen Crickard prepare placards for tonight’s protest outside Kingspan Stadium

Anne Mc Vicker and Helen Crickard prepare placards for tonight’s protest outside Kingspan Stadium

There are further reports today that Clermont Auvergne are leading the chase to secure Paddy Jackson's signature after his contract had been revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU with immediate effect.

Both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were found not-guilty of raping a girl after a lengthy and highly publicised trial in Belfast which ended this month.

"I am deeply disappointed about the outcome of the IRFU and Ulster Rugby's internal review", Jackson said in a statement. We too are committed to rugby's values of respect, integrity and inclusivity.

'However, I recognise that my behaviour has fallen far short of the values expected of me as an worldwide player, a role model for the game of rugby and as a son and a brother.

While Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's rugby futures are being held in the air for now, many expect the duo to take offers from clubs in England, or more likely France, where they can play away from public scrutiny. I am truly sorry.

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Demonstrators gathered outside the Kingspan Stadium in east Belfast ahead of Ulster's Pro14 match against the Ospreys to express solidarity with the woman at the centre of the case and call for changes to how complainants in rape trials are treated by the criminal justice system. It is therefore with great sadness and regret but with many cherished memories that I leave that behind.

Stuart Olding also issued a statement upon the release of his contract being terminated.

"With the support of my family and friends I shall seek new challenges elsewhere".

Another Ulster player, Craig Gilroy, has been sanctioned in relation to a lewd WhatsApp message sent to Olding and will be unavailable for selection until April 26.

However, it is believed an official statement from Ulster and the IRFU won't come until Saturday at the earliest.



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