Paddy Jackson will receive a “financial settlement” from the IRFU, following his exit from the team.
The Ulster player was dropped from the Ireland and Ulster team, after an internal review was conducted following the highly publicised Belfast rape trial.
Although Paddy and his teammate Stuart Olding were both acquitted on all charges, the IRFU questioned their conduct, after multiple Whatsapp messages between them were made public.
According to the Sunday Independent, Paddy has done a deal with the IRFU, which means he will still be paid for his contract.
The publication reports that Paddy will now walk away with a settlement “close to his contract value”.
In the meantime, Paddy is already in talks with rugby teams in England and France, following the decision to drop him.