Ulster pair Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are set to leave the club, as reported by the Press Association.
At Belfast crown court last month, Irish rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were unanimously acquitted of raping the same woman at Jackson's house in June 2016. Following the case, the IRFU and Ulster Rugby announced they would carry out a joint internal review. That review is understood to have concluded this week.
#Breaking Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial last month, are to leave the club, the Press Association understands.
— PA Media (@PA) April 13, 2018
BREAKING- Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to leave Ulster Rugby, @PA understands. Joint statement from Ulster Rugby and IRFU is expected Saturday, though potentially Monday.
— David Young (@DavidYoungPA) April 13, 2018
Ulster Sponsor Bank of Ireland had told the Irish Independent they had concerns regarding the matter.
As a sponsor of Ulster Rugby, Bank of Ireland is highly concerned regarding the serious behaviour and conduct issues which have emerged as a result of the recent high profile trial. The Bank has formally conveyed these concerns to the CEO of Ulster Rugby.
It is of paramount importance to Bank of Ireland that our sponsorship activity aligns with and supports our core values, and reflects positively on Bank of Ireland through association.
Earlier today, Ulster Rugby played a game at home against Ospreys. The Kingspan Stadium was attended by approximately 200 women's right activists who staged a protest.
In the immediate aftermath of the trial, Paddy Jackson's legal team had said his "main priority right now is to return to his work and that means getting back on to the Rugby pitch representing his Province and his Country."