English Premiership outfit Sale Sharks are reportedly close to giving Paddy Jackson the opportunity to relaunch his career after his recent legal woes.
One of the year’s biggest sporting stories within the world of rugby stemmed from the highly-controversial rape trial that saw the former Ulster duo of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding as two of the four men who were found not-guilty after allegations of sexual assault at a party in Jackson’s residence back in 2016.
After seven years of service in the Ulster colours, both players were sacked from their respective positions within the IRFU and in the time since, have been actively pursued by various other clubs who are looking to cash in on a cheap new addition to their side, regardless of the attention it may bring upon them at this time.
According to reports made by The Daily Telegraph last night, Sales Sharks have established themselves as the front-runners in the race to sign both Jackson and Olding with them reporting that the deal has been made and agreed upon by all parties.
Jackson, who earned 25 caps for the Irish international side, will reportedly bring in 230k a year, which is 50k less than his prior deal with the IRFU. Sale Sharks are expected to make the deal’s announcement when their ongoing season concludes.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena