Rugby players to undergo ‘sexual relationships’ classes following rape trial
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Rugby players to undergo ‘sexual relationships’ classes following rape trial

PROFESSIONAL rugby players will be given “sexual health and relationships,” classes going forward, according to a report from The Times.

The subject will be introduced as part of Rugby Players Ireland’s wellbeing workshops for players and classes will promote “healthy behavioural attitudes,”.

The announcement comes a few weeks after the conclusion of the high-profile rugby rape trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Both Ulster and Ireland players were acquitted of all charges.

Mr Jackson and Mr Olding had their contracts terminated earlier this month, as the wider issues raised by the case remain in the spotlight.

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Rugby Players Ireland said that their Player Wellbeing Programme said that the new programme is being introduced “to ensure that our values of integrity, inclusivity and respect, integral to the game of rugby, are understood by all our players and reflected in their behaviour on and off the pitch”.

The programme will be carried out in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.

The RPU said that the content of the programme will be “reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that it continues to evolve in line with current trends”.