We at Balls HQ are lifelong fans of the artistry that is Paddy Jackon's Instagram account. It's produced such masterpieces as Stuart Olding's crazy golf shot, or that amazing/ridiculous eyebrow stop motion.
We've seen Jackson delight us with his JCB song rendition, and collaborations with Munster's Simon Zebo whilst on Ireland camp.
But we the end might be nigh. Paddy Jackson is taking on more and more leadership duties with Ulster, and in a bid to impress Ireland boss Joe Schmidt and get that overdue call for some actual playing time with Ireland - his social media presence will start to dwindle. The Belfast man says that he needs to focus more on his game on the field, rather than delighting us on it:
I’ve slowly come to realise that; I haven’t put anything up for a while. It’s a fine balance, being a leader and a bit of a joker. You don’t want to change your personality, but it can be difficult sometimes, so I’ve kind of taken a back seat on it. Maybe I’ll leave it for the off-season.
It's not going to be a permanent hiatus - but it's still a blow to his many followers.