Ulster players express 'sadness' at exit of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

Jackson's options narrowing as French club rule themselves out

Jackson's options narrowing as French club rule themselves out

"It produced a report for the IRFU management committee and the IRFU management committee unanimously agreed on the sanction, being to revoke their contracts".

Following the Belfast rape trial verdict on March 28th, Mr Jackson (26) and Mr Olding (25) were found not guilty of raping a woman at a house party at Mr Jackson's south Belfast home in June 2016.

A French rugby club has dismissed as "fake news" reports that they were recruiting sacked Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson.

However, some details of the trial, including degrading and offensive Whatsapp messages exchanged between the players and their friends, including Mr Gilroy, were areas of concerns for a range of sponsors of the sides, women's rights activists and many in wider society.

The IRFU and Ulster rugby confirmed on Saturday that the duo were to leave.

"The review group looked at all that, but at the end of the day, I think the two players' statements summed it up well".

In the days after the trial, opinions were split over whether Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, the Ulster and Ireland rugby internationals, should play for their club or country again.

"No sponsor including Bank of Ireland drove the decision", he claimed.

Both players were acquitted of all charges, but it was decided they were to be let go due to their behaviour regardless.

Logan said both Jackson and Olding had made a "serious mistake" but wished them the best of luck for the future in an interview with the Press Association.

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"I have my own views on that but someone in Ulster Rugby has to come out and make that very clear".

Explaining why he was treated differently, Logan said: There was a different set of facts.

"My role isn't in question", he said.

"There is no question that all of us have been significantly affected by the charges and the staff".

"There is a sense from the fans that they have been left in the dark a bit".

"We have got to focus on finishing the season as strongly as possible".

"They have done a lot for Ulster and Irish Rugby".

"It has been extremely hard and traumatic for everybody involved in the case".

"From that point of view, there was no decision to be made".

"That like any relationship between employer and employee is not something that is in the public domain", he said.

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