Irish Rugby release statement on Jackson and Olding

Ulster Rugby CEO Shane Logan

In a statement following yesterday's announcement, Jackson said his "behaviour has fallen far short of the values expected of me as an global rugby player" and that his "focus in the months and years ahead will be on rebuilding the trust placed in me by people throughout Ulster and Ireland".

Jackson was charged with rape and sexual assault, while Olding was charged with oral rape - both men were found not guilty on all charges.

The 25-cap No 10 has also been touted around France, but several English clubs have already turned down his services.

The paper says that the centre is "on the brink" of moving to the Aviva Premiership side, but that Exeter have distanced themselves from a deal to also bring Paddy Jackson to the club.

'He's been offered everywhere but a family club wouldn't want to be associated with those messages'. In coming to their decision, the players' employers were underlining their commitment to "the core values of the game: respect, inclusivity and integrity".

They were found not guilty of raping the same woman at a house party at Jackson's home.

Earlier today it was confirmed that Mr Jackson nor Mr Olding would be returning to play rugby.

In a statement, the IRFU have said they'll conduct an in-depth review of current structures and educational programmes within the game in Ireland. I am truly sorry.

"My focus in the months and years ahead will be on rebuilding the trust placed in me by people throughout Ulster and Ireland".

Stuart Olding also issued a statement upon the release of his contract being terminated.

Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a conversion in Ireland's second test against Japan in Shizuoko.

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