MX23RW : Wednesday, May 27 06:50:12| >> :600:1282442:1282442:

Ian Madigan to join Ulster from Bristol this summer

Ian Madigan to join Ulster from Bristol this summer
© Reuters
The fly-half has won 30 caps for Ireland.

Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan will join Ulster in the summer from Gallagher Premiership side Bristol.

The 30-year-old, who has been capped 30 times by his country, has agreed a one-year contract with the province to end his three-year stay in England.

His decision to return to Ireland means he will be eligible for international selection for the first time since leaving Leinster for Bordeaux in 2016.

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland told his club's website: "It's great news that Ian has chosen to make the move to Ulster for the upcoming season.

"Given Ian's skillset and the fit it can have with our style of play, I'm confident he will be a valuable addition to our squad both on and off the pitch, where he will bring a bank of experience to a group of talented young out-halves."

Madigan helped Ireland win successive Six Nations championships in 2014 and 2015, as well as playing in each of their matches at the 2015 World Cup.


Click here for more stories about Ian Madigan

Click here for more stories about Ulster

Share this article now:
Ireland's Iain Henderson wins a lineout in February 2018
Read Next:
Iain Henderson named new Ulster captain after Rory Best departure
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Read more about Ian Madigan Rugby Union

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!