Former Ulster Outhalf Paddy Jackson Completes Move To France

Paddy Jackson has signed for Perpignan

Paddy Jackson has signed for Perpignan

The newly-promoted French club confirmed the news this morning.

"Following a review, conducted in the aftermath of recent court proceedings, the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby have revoked the contracts of Patrick Jackson and Stuart Olding with immediate effect".

Paris - Former Irish worldwide Paddy Jackson, axed by Ulster and Ireland following a rape trial, has signed for French club Perpignan on a two-year deal, the club said on Friday.

Jackson's move to Perpignan comes less than two weeks after Olding joined French team Brive.

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In a statement on the French club's website, Perpignan sporting director Christian Lanta said, "He is a proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his worldwide experience to the team". "He is a proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his worldwide experience to the team".

Ferris, who retired in 2014, said on Twitter: "Confirmed that my old Ulster team mate Paddy Jackson has signed for Perpignan".

Perpignan secured promotion to the French top flight last season.

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