Paddy Jackson

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Paddy Jackson
Full name David Patrick Lindsay James Jackson
Date of birth (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 84 kilograms (13 st 3 lb)
School Methodist College Belfast
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Fly-half
current team Ulster
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Ulster 76 (504)
correct as of 1 Apr 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland u20
correct as of 11 Feb 2015.

David Patrick Lindsay James "Paddy" Jackson (born 5 January 1992[1] in Belfast) is an international rugby union player for Ireland. He primarily plays at fly-half for Irish provincial side Ulster in the Pro12.

Jackson has captained the Ireland under-20 team.[2] He made his competitive debut for Ulster Rugby against Llanelli Scarlets on 18 February 2011 when Ulster rugby got an 18-16 win.[3] and first came to broader prominence when selected to start in Ulster's Heineken Cup semi-final against Edinburgh on 28 April 2012.[4] Paddy credits his early years in Birmingham playing for Veseyans Rugby club as his motivation to play rugby over football.[1]


Jackson made a surprise debut as the starting outhalf against Scarlets in February 2011. The young playmaker had represented Ireland at a number of levels and was included in the Ireland Junior World Championship squad in 2011.

Jackson usually plays at fly-half but can also play at inside centre. Jackson played arguably his best game against Connacht Rugby in 2012 when he scored a try, a conversion and three penalties. He earned his place then in the starting lineups including the defeat to Leinster Rugby and then the Heineken Cup 22-19 win over Edinburgh Rugby. Jackson has also taken part in the Ireland under 20 team. Jackson also scored a try against Aironi in a 46-20 win in the Heineken Cup group stage.


Jackson made his senior debut for Ireland on 24 February 2013, starting against Scotland in the 2013 Six Nations Championship.[5]


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  5. ^ "Six Nations: Scotland beat Ireland in Murrayfield turnaround". BBC Sport. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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