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    Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding sacked

    Both Irish players have been sacked by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby after the Rugby rape trial that ended a few weeks back. Protests have happened around Ireland and team mate Craig Gilroy has been given a two week suspension over comments written in the Whats App messages that were highlighted in the trial by the prosecution.

    Australian sport can learn something from this. Even if you are found not guilty it doesn't necessarily mean the court has stated that what occurred didn't happen. Their behaviour has also been exposed as they have both been accused of getting two big for their boots around town.

    IRFU and Ulster 'revoke contracts' of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding
    Jackson says he is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the decision.
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    Irish rugby players Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial last month, are to leave Ulster.
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    PADDY JACKSON AND Stuart Olding are to leave Ulster, the IRFU have confirmed.

    Both the union and Ulster Rugby have been carrying out a review into the players’ behaviour in the wake of their acquittal on rape charges last month.

    “Following a review, conducted in the aftermath of recent court proceedings, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby have revoked the contracts of Patrick Jackson and Stuart Olding with immediate effect,” a statement reads.

    “In arriving at this decision, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby acknowledge our responsibility and commitment to the core values of the game: respect, inclusivity and integrity.

    “It has been agreed, as part of this commitment, to conduct an in-depth review of existing structures and educational programmes, within the game in Ireland, to ensure the importance of these core values is clearly understood, supported and practised at every level of the game.”

    A view of the Belfast Feminist Network protest Protesters outside Ravenhill last night.
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    A jury in Belfast found Jackson (26) and Olding (25) unanimously not guilty of rape while Jackson was also acquitted of sexual assault.

    Jackson says he is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the decision.

    “However, I recognise that my behaviour has fallen far short of the values expected of me as an international player, a role model for the game of rugby and as a son and brother. I am truly sorry.”


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    As first reported by @PA last night, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been sacked. IRFU and Ulster Rugby have confirmed contracts revoked with immediate effect.


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    A statement from Stuart Olding reads: “It is with deep regret that I have been informed that the IRFU have decided to revoke my contract.

    “As I said outside court following my acquittal, I am and will always be fiercely proud of having played for my province and country.

    I very much wished to continue to have the opportunity to represent them. Regrettably, influences outside of my contractual arrangement have made it impossible for that to happen.”

    Separately, Ulster Rugby say that Craig Gilroy has been suspended until 26 April. The province undertook a review to a text message from the Ireland player, which was read out during the trial.

    “Following a review of a text message sent by Craig Gilroy, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby have sanctioned him, following a disciplinary process in accordance with the terms of his contract,” a statement from the club reads.

    “Craig will be unavailable for team selection until 26 April 2018.”

    More than 250 people protested outside Ravenhill as Ulster played Ospreys last night.

    The Irish professional rugby players union here say they “are committed to rugby’s values of respect, integrity and inclusivity.

    “Through our Player Development Programme we will work to ensure that these values are upheld throughout the rugby family both on and off the pitch. As the representative body for Ireland’s professional rugby players, we will now take time to examine the way in which the review process was carried out by the IRFU,” a statement from Rugby Players Ireland reads.

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    The Irish Rugby Union, and Ulster Rugby cannot sack them for a rape that was not proven. As the item states it was a matter of values same night, same people, totally different reason.

    "The Ulster Rugby and IRFU review has focused on a series of sexually explicit WhatsApp conversations revealed during the trial involving the players and their friends."
    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-36805378.html

    Sending nasty possibly misogynistic whatsapp messages, and especially idiot friends who wander around filming things, is a recipe in most places for the sack.

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    The IRFU had their bases covered before the trial. The review was just to cover themselves publicly.

    The two players brought the game in to disrepute and you can't have protests at each Ulster home game.

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