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Watch: Ulster players issue statement in response to Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding sackings

Ulster Rugby players have expressed their sadness in a statement after Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were sacked.

Rob Herring read a statement on behalf of the squad in response to the termination the players' contracts.

Jackson and Olding both had their contracts with Ulster and Ireland revoked over the weekend after they were acquitted of raping the same woman in June 2016.

"It is with a great deal of sadness that the players and pro staff have learnt of this outcome," the statement read. "We know that the two boys will be successful both on and off the pitch wherever they go.

"As a group, we have to move on and our full focus is now on Glasgow this weekend."

Ulster take on Glasgow on Saturday evening in their final home game of the season (kick-off 6.05pm).

"It's news that's out there now," said Herring. "We'll have to move quickly to a massive game against Glasgow this weekend. They're a great side in good form."

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