London Irish have confirmed that they have signed Paddy Jackson from Top 14 side Perpignan ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Jackson has been plying his trade with the French club for the 2018/19 campaign but due to the club’s impending relegation to the PRO D2, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of the Irish out-half.
Jackson will now join up with Director of Rugby Declan Kidney and head coach Les Kiss, both of whom have coached the 26-year-old in the past.
“Players of the calibre of Paddy Jackson do not become available very often and both myself and Les are looking forward to working with him in the future” Kidney commented.
“He is a player with proven international quality who we feel will add value to our squad, and it is pleasing that Paddy sees London Irish as a part of his future.”
“I’m delighted to be joining London Irish next season at such an exciting and pivotal time for everyone involved with the club” Jackson commented.
“London Irish have a clear vision for where they want to be and I look forward to being part of it.”