Ex-Ireland rugby star Paddy Jackson signs for Perpignan

Former Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson has completed his move to Perpignan on a two year deal, the French club confirmed this morning.

"A proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his global experience to the team", he added.

Jackson, of course, has been on the lookout for a new club since his contract was revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU in the aftermath of the much-publicised rape trial in which Jackon was found not guilty on all charges.

Olding recently signed for French second division outfit Brive, while Jackson had been linked with fellow French club Clermont and English Premiership side Sale Sharks.

Perpignan secured promotion to the French top flight last season.

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 global experience to the team".

The move will see the former Ulster and Ireland worldwide fly-half play in the Top 14 next season.

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 29, 2018.

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