Former Ulster Outhalf Paddy Jackson Completes Move To France

Done deal.

Former Ulster and Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson has completed his move to French side USA Perpignan on a two-year contract. The newly-promoted French club confirmed the news this morning.

The talented playmaker has been looking for a club since the IRFU decided to revoke his contract following a hugely publicised rape trial in which he was found not guilty.

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Perpignan will be playing the in the Top 14 next season having been promoted last month.

Christian Lanta, Sporting Director of the French side, said of the move:

“Paddy Jackson, in the tradition of Irish 10s, knows how to bring his individual qualities to benefit the collective; a proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his international experience to the team.”

Jackson joins former teammate Stuart Olding in France, with the centre signing a deal with PRO D2 side Brive.