Five-option survey for Ulster fans to have say on Jackson/Olding decision


"The IRFU's management committee unanimously made a recommendation to revoke the players contracts".

Both Olding and Jackson were found not guilty of all charges following a nine-week trial in Belfast.

English rugby side Exeter chiefs have this morning rubbished reports that former Ulster and Ireland centre Stuart Olding was to join the club.

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"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".

"I think we were all shocked because I don't think what subsequently emerged was in line with what we knew of them or indeed how we expect any of us to behave", he said.

The Chief Executive of Ulster Rugby, Shane Logan, has said in an interview with BBC Sport that he doesn't "envisage" Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding ever playing for Ulster or Ireland again.

"The decision itself was probably the decision that had to be made, given the public pressure that was mounting and the sponsorship issue", he said.

'However, I recognise that my behaviour has fallen far short of the values expected of me as an worldwide player, a role model for the game of rugby and as a son and a brother.

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The Sunday Times yesterday linked Jackson with a move to French Top 14 club Clermont, as the 26-year-old, who had established himself as understudy to Johnny Sexton in the global team, looks to rebuild his career.

"I have my own views on that obviously, but I think someone from Ulster Rugby needs to come out and make that very clear".

Asked about their chances of appearing for Ireland, he said: "The position is joint".

However he insisted his position at the top was not under threat.

"One, is to ensure that the existing reinforcement programmes that players receive and people across rugby receive are as effective as possible".

"I think there is a sense among the fans that they have been left in the dark".

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Ulster announced on Saturday that both players have been sacked, following a review of their conduct in the aftermath of recent court proceedings.

"There are absolutely no winners but our role is to try and set the right course for the future".

Meanwhile Mr Logan also declined to comment on speculation about any financial settlements reached with the two players.