Irish out-half Ian Madigan was controversially omitted from Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad this year, due to the fact that he is plying his trade in the Top 14.
However, things have not been going swimmingly for Madigan in the south of France. According to Murray Kinsella of the42, the former Leinster star will leave Bordeaux a year early to join Premiership outfit, Bristol.
Currently bottom of the Premiership, Bristol look likely to be relegated to the Championship next season. Pat Lam is the incoming head coach, and the addition of Madigan would signal a huge boost to their promotion hopes, should they go down this year.
The 27-year-old recently stated that he would be open to a return to Ireland, even if it meant moving to a province other than Leinster. This would also revive his international career.
However, he is now set for a reported €500,000 a season deal with the English side.
Madigan has been capped 31 times for Ireland, scoring 121 points, but it now appears that his international career will be taking an even longer break than originally predicted.
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