Paddy Jackson

    Paddy Jackson
    Club / Province: Dungannon / Ulster
    Position: Flyhalf
    Date of Birth: 05/01/1992
    Height: 1.8m (5'11")
    Weight: 87kg (13st 9)
    Honours: 25 test caps Debut v Scotland in RBS Six Nations 24th February 2013

    An outstanding schools player with Methodist College Belfast, Paddy made the step up to adult rugby with ease featuring among the top point scorers in the All Ireland League for Dungannon in his first season out of school.

    The young playmaker has represented Ireland at a number of levels and was included in the Ireland Junior World Championship squad in 2011. He continued to improve and was made U20 captain for the 2012 Six Nations campaign.

    Made his Ulster senior debut starting at outhalf against the Scarlets in February 2011. Paddy has the honour of being the first player to score in the new Aviva stadium with a standout performance in a joint Ulster/Leinster team.

    Fact Box

    - Made his Ulster senior debut against Scarlets in PRO12 February 2011; Heineken Cup finalist with Ulster last season when he played out-half

    - Played for Ulster Ravens in their British & Irish Cup campaigns of 2010/11 and 2011/12

    - Represented Ireland U20 in the 2011 Six Nations, scoring 37 points, and at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy, scoring 36 points

    - Skippered Ireland in the 2012 U20 Six Nations; was 2nd top points scorer in the competition with 45

    - Tallied 13 points in the non-cap game v Fiji in Limerick last November

    - Scored 5 of Ireland's points on his Ireland Wolfhounds debut v England Saxons in January

    - Made test debut at Murrayfield in 2013 RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland in round 3, added a second cap in the last round against France scoring 8 of Ireland's 13 points