Ulster & Ireland Centre Stuart Olding Appears In Court Following Charges

Not guilty.

Ulster and Ireland internationals centre Stuart Olding has denied two charges of raping a woman in Belfast after appearing in court on Friday morning.

His teammamte Paddy Jackson appeared in court on Wednesday morning, also pleading not guilty, to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Two other men are also facing charges arising from the same alleged incident. All four will be back at Belfast Crown Court in January, where they will stand trial on all charges against them.

Earlier this week, Judge Patricia Smyth confirmed the trial date has been scheduled for January 22, 2018.

The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have said that both Jackson and Olding will not play rugby again until the court process concludes.

[Belfast Telegraph]

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