New contract for Paddy Jackson

  • Paddy Jackson has signed a two-year extension at Ulster
  • The deal will keep the 25-year-old at the Kingspan until 2019
  • It is believed Jackson turned down offers from other clubs
Ulster have announced that Ireland international fly-half Paddy Jackson has signed a two-year contract extension at the PRO12 outfit.

Jackson made his Ulster debut back in February 2011 against the Scarlets and has gone on to amass 831 points in 118 matches.

“I’m delighted to be staying on at Ulster Rugby for at least another two years. It is such a proud moment for myself and my family,” said Jackson.



“Every time I pull on the Ulster jersey it is something that I don’t want to take for granted and I hope to continue to grow as a player and contribute to this team in a positive way.

“I believe that the pillars for success are in place here at Ulster with a quality squad and management team. I am hugely excited by the challenges that lie ahead and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me to this point in my career.”

It is believed the fly-half turned down offers from other clubs, with Northampton and Bristol understood to have made advances.


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Jackson has become Ireland’s main understudy to first-choice fly-half Johnny Sexton.

The Belfast man started Ireland’s first two matches in this year’s Six Nations when Sexton was out injured.

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