Craig Gilroy subject to internal review by Ulster Rugby and IRFU
The winger will not be available for game against Edinburgh
Ulster Rugby and Irish Rugby have confirmed that Craig Gilroy will not be available for this weekend's game against Edinburgh.
A joint statement said: "Ulster Rugby and the IRFU confirm that as Craig Gilroy is subject to an internal review, he will not be available for selection this weekend."
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The news comes after Ulster coach Jono Gibbes said during a press conference on Monday that the winger would be available.
Craig Gilroy ruled out of Edinburgh game. Jono Gibbes certainly of the opinion he'd be available yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ODzbqGBDi0— Jonathan Bradley (@JBradleyBT) April 3, 2018
It emerged during the rape trial of fellow Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding that Gilroy had participated in a series of lurid WhatsApp messages.
In one message Gilroy wrote: "Any sluts get f***ed?",
"Precious secrets," Olding replied.
Jackson (26) and 25-year-old Olding walked free from a Belfast court last week after a jury unanimously acquitted them of all charges.
The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have also launched a review into the conduct of the pair, but have not released any details of its make-up, scope or timetable.
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