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Paddy Jackson
Ireland
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Full name David Patrick Lindsay James Jackson
Born January 5, 1992, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Current age 22 years 204 days
Major teams Ireland A, Ireland Under-20s, Munster, Ulster, Ireland, Ireland XV
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 194 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2013-2014 9 4 5 56 1 9 11 0 5 3 1 61.11
Five/Six Nations 2013-2014 7 3 4 37 1 4 8 0 3 3 1 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield, Feb 24, 2013 match details
Last Test Ireland v Italy at Lansdowne Road, Mar 8, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Paddy Jackson is a promising up and coming fly-half who has the skills and ability to attack opposition defences but there are still question marks surrounding his positional play and composure.

While he made his debut for Ulster during the 2010-11 campaign, he really came to the fore in the 2011-12 season where he ousted experienced fly-half Ian Humphreys from the province's first XV. It was a memorable season for Jackson with him playing a key role in Ulster's path to the Heineken Cup final.

But on one of rugby's biggest stages, inexperience got the better of Jackson as he and the rest of his team floundered against Leinster. Jackson came in for criticism with him kicking two of his restarts out on the full, but it was against a dominant Leinster side who ran away with their second successive Heineken Cup crown.

Come the 2012-13 season, Jackson had clearly learnt from his hard experience the previous May and he was a key cog in the Ulster team that started the campaign unbeaten. He was mentioned as someone who could perhaps make an impact for Ireland during the 2012 autumn Tests but due to the form of Jonathan Sexton and the presence of veteran Ronan O'Gara, he failed to force his way into the mix.

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Ulster apologise for controversial photo (Jul 11, 2014) Back injury keeps Jackson out of Ireland tour (May 21, 2014) Italy claim historic victory over Ireland (Mar 16, 2013) Jackson fit for France clash (Mar 7, 2013) Ronan O'Gara dropped by Ireland (Mar 3, 2013) Paddy Jackson news and articles (9) »
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Feb 8, 2014
Ireland's Paddy Jackson is congratulated on his score
Ireland's Paddy Jackson is congratulated on his score
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Nov 5, 2013
Ireland's Paddy Jackson and Devin Toner make their way to training
Ireland's Paddy Jackson and Devin Toner make their way to training
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Feb 24, 2013
Ireland's Paddy Jackson slots a kick
Ireland's Paddy Jackson slots a kick
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Feb 24, 2013
Ireland's Craig Gilroy celebrates his score
Ireland's Craig Gilroy celebrates his score
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