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Monday 20 August 2018

Stuart Olding has joined French second-tier club Brive

Stuart Olding. Photo: Sportsfile
Stuart Olding. Photo: Sportsfile
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Former Ulster centre Stuart Olding has joined French rugby's second tier club Brive on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old had been without a club after his contract was revoked by Ulster and the Irish Rugby Football Union last month. Olding was acquitted of rape charges in March, as was then Ulster teammate Paddy Jackson.

Olding has been previously linked with Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs but both clubs have distanced themselves from the move.

Incoming head coach Jeremy Davidson, a former Ulster and Ireland player, has brought Olding to central France.

Brive endured a tough campaign and were relegated to PRO D2 after finishing bottom of the Top 14. Davidson had been coaching the forwards at Bordeaux-Bègles last season but has been confirmed as Brive's new head coach.

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