Home Rugby Report: Paddy Jackson Edging Closer To London Irish Move

Report: Paddy Jackson Edging Closer To London Irish Move

Former Ulster out-half Paddy Jackson is edging closer to a move to Championship side London Irish as his time in France looks to be coming to an end.

Reports had emerged in December outlining that Jackson was in discussion with London Irish and according to the Irish Independent, a deal to bring the out-half to England is “virtually a done deal.”

Le Progres reported in November that Jackson has a release clause in his contract which would see him available to other clubs if Perpignan suffers relegation from the Top 14.

Perpignan are currently bottom of the Top 14 table having lost all of their 14 games so far this season in what’s been a difficult year in France for Jackson following the cancellation of his contract by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU.

Should the move materialise Jackson will link up with former Irish head coach Declan Kidney who is the current director of rugby at the Exiles as well as ex-Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss who is the current London Irish head coach.

London Irish are currently leading the way in the Championship and would be favourites to achieve promotion back to the Premiership.

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Jackson’s side lost to Bordeaux in their last pool game in the Challenge Cup on Friday night and have already lost twice to Connacht as they prop up the group.

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