Former Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson has signed for Perpignan on a two-year deal, the Top 14 club confirmed this morning.
Jackson, along with former teammate Stuart Olding, had his contract revoked by the IRFU in April in the wake of his acquittal on rape charges in March.
Olding subsequently signed for Brive in the French second tier and now Jackson has been handed a two-year contract by newly promoted Perpignan, who last won the French title in 2009.
The club's sporting director Christian Lanta welcomed the player, describing Jackson as a "proven kicker" and a "talented playmaker" who would bring the benefit of his international experience to the club.
"Paddy Jackson, in the tradition of the Irish 10, knows how to put his individual qualities at the service of the collective," said Lanta.
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