Former Ulster and Ireland fly-half Paddy Jackson looks set to join London Irish after agreeing a long-term deal with the Championship leaders, according to The Telegraph.
Jackson's Ulster and Ireland contract was revoked by the Irish Rugby Football Union last year following a high profile rape trial, which saw the 27-year-old fully acquitted of all charges.
Following the termination of his contract, Jackson joined Perpignan, but sources close to the club stated that he has opted not to extend his current deal with the French side, who look on course to be relegated this season from the Top 14.
It's expected that the former Ireland international will be one of several high-profile signings by London Irish ahead of their likely promotion to England's top flight.
The move would also see Jackson link up with director of rugby Declan Kidney and head coach Les Kiss, both of whom he's worked with in earlier stages of his career.
Regardless of what happens in the next 10 weeks, Joe Schmidt will finish his Six Nations career as one of the tournament's greatest coaches. Three titles in five years, with a Grand Slam in the mix, guarantees his legacy in the competition.