BREAKING: Paddy Jackson & Stuart Olding To Face Rape Trial
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Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been returned for trial on rape charges.
Both players deny raping the woman in June of last year at a house in Belfast. The pair were charged three months ago and made their first appearance in court this afternoon.
A date is yet to be set for their Crown Court trial, but it is expected to take place early next year. Olding has been charged with two counts of rape, while Jackson is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Also in court were two other men charged in connection with the case. Both deny all charges against them.
Both Jackson and Olding have been stood down from rugby by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby until the court proceedings have finished.