Exeter Chiefs respond to rumoured Stuart Olding interest

Paola Ditto
Aprile 16, 2018

Exeter Chiefs' forwards coach Rob Hunter has distanced the club from making a move for Stuart Olding.


The Ireland worldwide and teammate Paddy Jackson had their Ulster Rugby and IRFU contracts revoked on Saturday after the union's internal review following the duo's acquittal of raping the same woman in a nine-week trial at Belfast Crown Court.

Olding and Paddy Jackson are both searching for new clubs after they were sacked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU; the pair were recently found not guilty of rape and sexual assault - accusation which arose from a house party at Jackson's home in June 2016 - but were widely criticised for the content of WhatsApp and text messages around the time of the alleged incident.

Olding was heavily linked with the Premiership champions last week with some reports stating that deal was "on the brink" of being completed. "It's not something that we've discussed in the office", Hunter told the club's official website after his side's 45-5 victory over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

"We get linked to lots of players, but it's nothing to do with us really".

The IRFU and Ulster subsequently carried out a review into the behaviour of the players, the result being Saturday's announcement.

"In arriving at this decision, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby acknowledge our responsibility and commitment to the core values of the game: respect, inclusivity and integrity".

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