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# sexton - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

O'Mahony misses training but Ireland say he 'will be fit and ready'

The blindside flanker was replaced in the 55th minute of last weekend’s win over Scotland.

# sexton - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training

Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton got through their respective extra work in the scrum and goal-kicking on top of the field session.

# sexton - Monday 5 February, 2018

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

# sexton - Friday 7 July, 2017

Analysis: Lions must control Laumape and Savea on the gainline tomorrow

The All Blacks’ powerful backs will look for big gains off set-piece platforms.

# sexton - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'They'll be under big pressure to live up to what happened 12 years ago'

There’s a game to come on Tuesday in Hamilton but this is very much Test week for the Lions.

# sexton - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour

Warren Gatland’s men face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.

# sexton - Friday 19 May, 2017

Jack McGrath may need x-ray after worrying arm injury in Leinster defeat

The Ireland loosehead is due to travel with Warren Gatland’s Lions this summer.

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

# sexton - Monday 24 April, 2017

'We would've loved to have seen how close we could've got to Saracens'

Johnny Sexton sees Leinster’s European season as one of progress.

# sexton - Monday 27 February, 2017

'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France

The duo delivered 16 of Ireland’s 19 points in the win over France.

# sexton - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

# sexton - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Scotland wary of Ringrose pace, Henshaw power and Sexton loops

The rivalry between the Scots and the Irish has been growing in recent times.

# sexton - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Nacewa braced for 'Test match' intensity from Montpellier to heat up RDS

Meanwhile, head coach Leo Cullen is enthusiastic about the form and fitness of Jonathan Sexton.

# sexton - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros

Head coach Leo Cullen well get a full report on Sexton’s progress in Santry tomorrow.

# sexton - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'We can be better': Johnny Sexton demanding more relentless attack from Ireland

‘If you sit back against them, like we did at times, they punish you.’

# sexton - Monday 8 February, 2016

CJ Stander and the rest of The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.

# sexton - Saturday 17 October, 2015

O’Connell and O’Mahony ‘gatecrashing for the weekend’ as Ireland keep injured leaders close by

Ireland will be without some key men on the pitch, but they can still influence matters off it.

# sexton - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Ireland's decision on Sexton 'may come down to the last minute'

The out-half sustained an adductor strain last weekend against France.

# sexton - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'We did hold stuff back' - Sexton ready to launch Ireland's true World Cup attack

The Ireland out-half sat down with The42 to talk playing flat, analysis, Super Rugby and power plays.

# sexton - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ireland delighted with returning 'world-class operators' Sexton, O'Brien and Healy

Joe Schmidt revealed that Healy was doing extras out on the pitch after the win over France.

# sexton - Thursday 12 February, 2015

5 talking points after Schmidt names his Ireland team to face France

Return of the big names, Munster’s missing men, Boss as back-up and Sexton back to fitness.

# sexton - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players

The out-half insists his head injury is not overly serious, but is pleased that he has more information than ever to review the issue.

# sexton - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Sexton misses out as Retallick named World Rugby Player of the Year

The New Zealand second row becomes the fourth man from his country to win the trophy.

# sexton - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘We’ll have to show Cheika something he hasn’t seen before’ — Jonathan Sexton

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

# sexton - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year

He’s up against two All Blacks and two South Africans.

# sexton - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Sexton move the latest success in IRFU's battle against French wealth

The return of the Ireland out-half follows up on last season’s new deals for Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip.

# sexton - Thursday 30 January, 2014

'It's been hugely frustrating': O'Gara understands Sexton struggles

The Corkman feels that the lower standard of player at Racing Metro compared to Leinster has made for a frustrating season.

# sexton - Friday 29 November, 2013

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

The Ireland out-half will be putting his feet up this weekend in Paris.

# sexton - Monday 11 November, 2013

Sexton and Briggs scoop player of the year gong

The trophy-lifting goal-kickers are the toast of the Guinness Irish rugby writers tonight.

# sexton - Monday 30 September, 2013

Round-up: Irish players in France

Nine Irish players featured in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend.

# sexton - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Watch Ronan O’Gara’s singing class at Racing Métro

The former Munster and Ireland outhalf may have another career outside of rugby.

# sexton - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Thomond reception prepared me for Top 14 boos, says Jonny Sexton

The Ireland kicker talks about life at Racing Metro and his friendship with coach Ronan O’Gara.

# sexton - Friday 2 November, 2012

The Morning Score: Friday

The return of Richard Dunne, a possible captaincy for Jonny Sexton and why our spelling might be a little bit off today…

# sexton - Saturday 31 December, 2011

The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie' The Reel Deal This post contains images

The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie'

This year’s line-up features the good, the bad and the predictable.

# sexton - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Heineken Cup: Midweek update from the four corners of Ireland

Two match swing will make or break the Irish provinces – here’s the lowdown as preparations kick up a gear.

# sexton - Friday 4 November, 2011

As it happened: Leinster v Munster

Revisit our minute-by-minute coverage, as Leinster took on on Munster in the RaboDirectPro12.

# sexton - Monday 26 September, 2011

Poll: Should Kidney pick Ronan O'Gara or Jonny Sexton for Italian job? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Kidney pick Ronan O'Gara or Jonny Sexton for Italian job?

The debate has been raging all week: who should start for Ireland at 10?

# sexton - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Poll: Who should start for Ireland against Australia? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should start for Ireland against Australia?

There has been much debate over who deserves to play scrum-half and out-half for Ireland’s upcoming match. Which player combination would you prefer?

# sexton - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

The casting couch: who'd play the Irish rugby team in a movie? Reel Deal This post contains images

The casting couch: who'd play the Irish rugby team in a movie?

If Ireland win an unlikely World Cup and Hollywood produce the film, who’ll play the lead roles? Here are some suggestions, Hollywood!