Paddy Jackson signs for French Top 14 club Perpignan

Paddy Jackson will play in next season's Top 14 with Perpignan

Paddy Jackson will play in next season's Top 14 with Perpignan

On Friday morning, the news was confirmed that Jackson has completed a transfer to French side USA Perpignan.

Perpignan today confirmed the signing of Paddy Jackson, the former Ulster, and Irish star has signed a two-year deal with the French side.

Jackson has not played since having his contract revoked by Ulster and Ireland in 2016.

"Paddy Jackson, dans la tradition des 10 irlandais, sait mettre ses qualités individuelles au service du collectif; buteur confirmé, animateur de ligne de talent, Paddy doit apporter au sein de l'équipe son expérience du niveau worldwide", he said.

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"Paddy Jackson, in the tradition of Irish 10s, knows how to bring his individual qualities to benefit the collective", said Christian Lanta, Perpignan sporting director.

The 26-year-old was in the hunt for a new club after he and Ulster centre Stuart Olding were sacked despite their acquittal on rape charges in March.

Olding joined French team Brive last month.

Perpignan were recently promoted to the Top 14 from France's second-tier and they will hope the addition of an worldwide out-half can help establish themselves as a force in the upper echelons of French rugby.

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