DEAL COMPLETE: Bristol sign Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan | Ruck

DEAL COMPLETE: Bristol sign Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan

  • Ian Madigan has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to move to Bristol Rugby
  • The Irish fly-half has made thirty-one appearances for his country
  • Madigan made over 140 appearances for Leinster, winning a Heineken Cup title 
Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan will join Bristol from Bordeaux on a three-year deal, which will start in the summer.

The 27-year-old former Leinster player has 31 international caps and will join the Premiership strugglers whether they stay up or get relegated this season.

“The opportunity to come to England and prove myself here is one that I relish,” Madigan said.

“I know the expansive style of rugby that Pat [Lam] and his coaching team want to play and that excites me.”

Ian is a player we have been looking at for a while. It’s been no secret that we were seeking a world-class fly half and – with his age profile and experience – Ian fits the bill perfectly,” Head Coach Mark Tainton told

“He has bought into what we are trying to achieve here. Ian has chosen to commit for three years and we’re delighted to have secured his services with a number of high-profile clubs interested in him.

“With his distribution and goal kicking skills, Ian will be a fantastic asset to us in the fly half position.”

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