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Premiership Champions Dismiss Link With Move For Stuart Olding

Premiership Champions Dismiss Link With Move For Stuart Olding

Exeter Chiefs have dismissed reports that the club is considering the signing of former Ulster Rugby player Stuart Olding.

Ulster and the IRFU announced on Saturday morning that the contract of Olding along with that of Paddy Jackson had been revoked. That decision came in the wake of the two players last month being found not guilty of raping the same woman in 2016.

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

Yesterday's Sunday World linked Premiership champions Exeter with a move for Olding.

However, quoted by Exeter's club website, forwards coach Rob Hunter dismissed the reports.

"I can tell you what I know, which is absolutely nothing," said Hunter.

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It's not something that we've discussed in the office.

So, it's another one of those where we've been linked to somebody but we've not spoken to an agent and we've not spoken to a player. It's not on our radar at all.

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

The Sunday Times yesterday reported that reigning French Top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne are favourites to sign Paddy Jackson.

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See Also: Paddy Jackson 'Paid Off' By IRFU In Deal Close To Contract Value

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