Paddy Jackson has been signed to French club Perpignan

Former Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson has been signed to French side Perpignan.

Paddy Jackson.

The 26-year-old's contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster was revoked in April following a review into his behaviour after he was acquitted on rape charges.

Perpignan sporting Christian Lanta told the French club's website: "Paddy Jackson, in the tradition of Irish 10s, knows how to bring his individual qualities to benefit the collective.

"He is a proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his international experience to the team."

Jackson and his former team-mate Stuart Olding, 25, were sacked from Ulster Rugby earlier this year.

The pair were cleared in March of raping the same woman following a nine-week Belfast trial.

Jackson had previously been linked with Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne and with Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks.

Perpignan secured promotion to the top flight of French rugby last season after a four-year absence.

Olding joined French team Brive last month.


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