Paddy Jackson Agrees Premiership Deal With Stuart Olding Set To Follow
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Former Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson is set to revive his professional rugby career in England with Sale Sharks, after agreeing a deal with the Premiership side.
The Telegraph are reporting Jackson has agreed a cut-price deal, confirming rumours today that a deal was done with Steve Diamond’s side. They are also said to be close to agreeing a deal with his former teammate Stuart Olding.
Jackson, 26, and Olding, 25, had their contracts terminated by Ulster last month despite being acquitted of rape after a nine-week trial.
The report states Sale would not publicly comment and will delay the announcement until after the end of the rugby season. Jackson was on a deal worth more than £250,000 with the Irish Rugby Union, but has apparently agreed a deal worth £200,000 with Sale. Olding is likely to agree terms on a similar deal with the northern club.
Steve Diamond’s side are no strangers to signings ‘controversial’ players having signed James O’Connor from Toulon over the summer after his cocaine arrest, and Marland Yarde after his very public fall out with Harlequins. As well as Denny Solomona while he was still under contract.