Top English & French Clubs Monitoring Paddy Jackson’s Situation

Wanted man.

Regardless of what comes of the IRFU and Ulster’s review, Paddy Jackson will likely be back playing top-level rugby next season.

The Ulster and Ireland playmaker is an international ten, and there’s absolutely no doubting his ability as a rugby player. Regardless of how you feel about the case, he will be back plying his trade sooner rather than later.

Whether that be with Ulster or elsewhere however, remains to be seen. In a joint statement issued yesterday, the IRFU and Ulster have said they will make a decision on his and Olding’s future in due course.

“IRFU and Ulster Rugby officials will review the matter, in line with existing procedures for all contracted players. A Review Committee, made up of senior representatives of the IRFU and Ulster Rugby, has been appointed and will conclude its review as soon as practicable. The players will continue to be relieved of all duties while the Review Committee is in process and determining its findings.”

A number of English and French clubs are already said to be monitoring Jackson’s situation very closely, with Exeter Chiefs among those said to be keen on negotiating a deal should he be released the Ulster.

A move to France would also be on the table for Jackson, with out-halves a hot commodity in France. Either way, he will have no shortage of potential suitors.

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