Ulster Rugby have today formally announced the signing of Ireland international Ian Madigan, who will join the province in the summer after agreeing terms last month.
The 30-year-old out-half, who joins Ulster on a one-year-deal, brings with him a superb range of experience gained from time spent at teams including his native Leinster, Bordeaux-Bègles in France, and most recently a three-year stint with Bristol Bears.
Madigan, who has represented his country on 30 occasions, played a part in Ireland securing the Six Nations title in 2014, and retaining it the following year.
He featured in all of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup games in 2015, including a standout performance in the match which saw Ireland defeat France on their way to the last-eight.
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland commented: “It’s great news that Ian has chosen to make the move to Ulster for the upcoming season.
“Given Ian’s skill-set, 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. I look forward to welcoming him to our province.”