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Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off
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# Johnny Be Good

Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off

14 hours ago 10,598 Views 55 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign begins in two weeks against Wales.

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years
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# Pro14

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:35 PM 50,774 Views 72 Comments

Johnny Sexton went off injured midway through the first half as Andy Friend’s side pulled off a famous victory.

How Leinster's dominance in 2020 was years in the making
# Year In Review
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# Year In Review

How Leinster's dominance in 2020 was years in the making

Dec 30th 2020, 8:00 AM 8,421 Views 15 Comments

Leinster excelled in 2020 – winning 19 of their 20 games. The one that got away, however, still hurts.

Leinster won't rush Furlong or Sexton
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# Champions Cup

Leinster won't rush Furlong or Sexton

Dec 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,734 Views 7 Comments

The prop has not played since February, the out-half suffered a dead leg against Scotland but could feature this weekend.

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier
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# Back In Blue

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier

Dec 7th 2020, 4:01 PM 7,341 Views 9 Comments

Will Connors is also set to be fit for Leo Cullen’s side.

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France
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# Kick On

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France

Dec 5th 2020, 6:34 PM 5,093 Views 18 Comments

‘We’re happy with the way we’re improving,’ says the Ireland captain while pointing out a ‘difference of opinion’ with the media.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Dec 5th 2020, 1:19 PM 44,854 Views 51 Comments

Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut
# Opportunity
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# Opportunity

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:14 PM 27,388 Views 69 Comments

Uncapped Eric O’Sullivan has been named on the bench by Andy Farrell for the Scotland match on Saturday

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
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# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,541 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'
# Progress
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# Progress

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:52 PM 7,132 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland captain insists the current Ireland side has made progress that they have just been unable to reproduce in competitive action.

IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks
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# Captain

IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks

Dec 1st 2020, 8:01 AM 21,381 Views 70 Comments

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is one of those out of contract in June 2021.

'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns
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# Number 10

'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:53 PM 10,117 Views 35 Comments

The 26-year-old made his Ireland debut against Wales on Friday night.

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'
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# Leaders

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,675 Views 11 Comments

Ireland will be hoping their 35-year-old out-half is fit for this weekend’s visit to Twickenham.

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton
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# Frustrations

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton

Nov 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,129 Views 16 Comments

The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.

Sexton says he may be okay for England date next weekend
# Wait And See
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# Wait And See

Sexton says he may be okay for England date next weekend

Nov 13th 2020, 9:18 PM 8,764 Views 16 Comments

Ireland captain limped off with a hamstring tweak in tonight’s win over Wales.

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland
# 2020 Vision
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# 2020 Vision

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland

Nov 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,321 Views 3 Comments

‘You can be the best thing since sliced bread one day and then everyone writes you off the next.’

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency

Nov 9th 2020, 3:25 PM 6,102 Views 27 Comments

‘We don’t want to go with a massive performance then massive dip.’

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'

Nov 6th 2020, 3:31 PM 28,740 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton had a few regrets in the leadership department after Ireland’s defeat in Paris.

‘We need to be a bit more ruthless – small things make champion sides’
# Teething Trouble
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# Teething Trouble

‘We need to be a bit more ruthless – small things make champion sides’

Nov 5th 2020, 4:21 PM 7,004 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are in a habit of losing the crunch games they used to win. So can they rediscover their 2018 form?

Sexton: 'I apologised to Andy Farrell - I let myself down; it's a low point'
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# Paris Accord

Sexton: 'I apologised to Andy Farrell - I let myself down; it's a low point'

Updated Nov 5th 2020, 12:58 PM 41,812 Views 36 Comments

Ireland coach Farrell says he does not feel undermined by Sexton’s reaction last Saturday and insists the whole affair is a storm in a tea-cup.

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return
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# Named

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return

Nov 5th 2020, 10:14 AM 37,695 Views 64 Comments

Connacht’s Jack Carty has been left out as the Ulster out-half comes back into the squad.

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton
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# Captain

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 57,105 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough
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# Honesty

Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough

Oct 31st 2020, 10:23 PM 18,512 Views 60 Comments

Johnny Sexton knows Ireland had opportunities in Paris tonight – but they were not good enough to take them.

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
# Halfbacks
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# Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,361 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
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# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,032 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'
# Title Dreams
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# Title Dreams

Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'

Oct 24th 2020, 6:09 PM 6,725 Views 1 Comment

Ireland can still win this year’s Six Nations title but it is advantage England as we head into next week’s final round of fixtures.

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5
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# Play On

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 3:10 PM 5,958 Views 2 Comments

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

Johnny Sexton on eight-man shortlist for World Rugby Player of the Decade
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# Johnny Be Good

Johnny Sexton on eight-man shortlist for World Rugby Player of the Decade

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 12:11 PM 43,860 Views 67 Comments

Ireland out-half up against five All Blacks for World Rugby prize.

Ringrose and Doris win Leinster rugby player awards after Pro 14 title-winning season
# Leinster Leaders
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# Leinster Leaders

Ringrose and Doris win Leinster rugby player awards after Pro 14 title-winning season

Oct 14th 2020, 11:06 AM 5,318 Views 1 Comment

The province were recently crowned Pro14 champions for the third successive season.

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'
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# Hammy

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,083 Views 3 Comments

The 35-year-old was injured during Leinster’s win over the Dragons.

Sexton removal 'a precaution' but Leinster worried about Deegan knee injury
# Update
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# Update

Sexton removal 'a precaution' but Leinster worried about Deegan knee injury

Oct 2nd 2020, 11:03 PM 10,286 Views 15 Comments

The out-half was replaced after just 23 minutes of the win against the Dragons.

Leinster 'still chasing' Saracens as foes finally meet again
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# Champions Cup

Leinster 'still chasing' Saracens as foes finally meet again

Sep 19th 2020, 6:47 AM 5,627 Views 11 Comments

It’s been 16 months and zero defeats since Leinster faced Mark McCall’s European champions. They’re eager to avenge the result in Newcastle.

Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final
# Plenty In Reserve
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# Plenty In Reserve

Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final

Sep 11th 2020, 12:12 PM 31,323 Views 34 Comments

Ross Byrne, hero of Leinster’s 2019 Champions Cup quarter-final win over Ulster, starts at 10.

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 25,938 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

Leinster learn from England in pursuit of multi-threat attacking kicking game
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# Analysis

Leinster learn from England in pursuit of multi-threat attacking kicking game

Aug 24th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,604 Views 12 Comments

Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton delivered two superb touches against Munster on Saturday.

80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities
# Leader
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# Leader

80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities

Aug 23rd 2020, 11:30 AM 20,626 Views 35 Comments

The 35-year-old combined superbly with his team-mates to help create James Lowe’s try.

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster
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# Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Aug 11th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,063 Views 34 Comments

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs
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# North V South

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,055 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
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# Leader

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,162 Views 23 Comments

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'
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# Analysis

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

Updated May 25th 2020, 9:30 PM 32,887 Views 53 Comments

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

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