Premiership Champions Dismiss Link With Move For Stuart Olding

Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson after Ulster match

Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson after Ulster match

Ulster supporters are reported to be planning a boycott of the next game after news broke over the weekend that both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding would be not be given the chance to play for the province again.

The Ireland global 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.

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

However, in the wake of the Chiefs' 5-45 thrashing of London Irish which has guaranteed themselves a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership play-offs, Hunter was quizzed on the reports and he dismissed the speculation surrounding the club and Olding, according to the club's website.

Replying to queries on the link between the club and the former Ulster centre, Hunter said: "I can tell you what I know, which is absolutely nothing".

The player's contract with the IRFU and Ulster Rugby was revoked last week.

. "We get linked to lots of players, it's just not on our radar, it's nothing to do with us really".

"Following a review, conducted in the aftermath of recent court proceedings, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby have revoked the contracts of Patrick Jackson and Stuart Olding with immediate effect".

"It has been agreed, as part of this commitment, to conduct an in-depth review of existing structures and educational programmes within the game in Ireland to ensure the importance of these core values is clearly understood, supported and practised at every level of the game".