RUGBY PLAYERS IRELAND have issued a statement following IRFU and Ulster Rugby's decision to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.
According to Rugby Players Ireland, the statement read:
"Rugby Players Ireland acknowledges today’s statements by the IRFU, Ulster Rugby, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. We too 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 the review process was carried out by the IRFU. We are not in a position to comment until such time as this has been completed."
Earlier today it was confirmed that Mr Jackson nor Mr Olding would be returning to play rugby.
Both former Ireland players commented on the news, expressing their disappointment.