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#Johnny Sexton

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'When you're leading an orchestra, you've got to turn your back on the audience'

The pressure is building on Johnny Sexton but he insists he can block out the background noise.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility

Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.

'The ability to think earns you time': Cullen backs Sexton, comparing him with Brady and Federer

The Leinster head coach sees no reason to lose faith in Ireland’s 34-year-old out-half.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 24 February, 2020

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

If you can't change the result - then change the players

That’s three defeats on the spin now for Ireland against England. Dropping a third of the side is no longer an area for debate but a necessity.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 23 February, 2020

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland

The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men Bad

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men

Eddie Jones’ side delivered their best performance since the World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks last year.

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham This post contains videos

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

George Ford pounces on Sexton error to score the game’s opening try.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Friends, ferocious competitors, captains, family men - Sexton and Farrell

The Ireland and England leaders are remarkably similar personalities and players.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 10 February, 2020

'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'

The Ireland out-half is getting to grips with his new role as the team’s permanent leader.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Sexton: ‘Our biggest challenge is up ahead’

Despite being on course to win another grand slam, Johnny Sexton is preaching caution ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales

The Irish attack looked fluid, while they improved up front on a good day for the new head coach.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 7 February, 2020

Johnny, Paulie, missing teeth and spit – how to be the perfect captain

Johnny Sexton outlines how a conversation with Paul O’Connell turned him from the boy with a thorn in his side into this charming man.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 2 February, 2020

It's all about building momentum and Ireland are up and hobbling

A superb defensive display from Ireland yesterday was key to the victory. But injuries may take their toll ahead of this Saturday’s game against Wales.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 31 January, 2020

'Who's going to be captain if Johnny goes off? It seems there isn't a huge amount putting their hand up'

Tommy Bowe has some concerns about who will step in to skipper Ireland if the Leinster man is absent at any stage.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'

Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 24 January, 2020

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sexton named captain as Ireland include five uncapped players for Six Nations

Rhys Ruddock, Niall Scannell and Stuart McCloskey are the big-name omissions from Andy Farrell’s 35-man group.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland

The 24-year-old Athy man has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 6 January, 2020

Leinster medics to monitor Ryan calf issue, Sexton stepping up return

The second row has not been ruled out of the weekend clash with Lyon, while Sexton remains on course for the Six Nations.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 3 January, 2020

Sexton 'progressing well' on return from knee injury

The out-half went for a second visit to his specialist over the Christmas period and appears on course to feature for Ireland in February.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 16 December, 2019

Leinster dismiss reports linking Johnny Sexton to Top 14 move

League leaders Lyon are reportedly interested in the Ireland out-half.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 13 December, 2019

Cullen says Six Nations is the target for Sexton

The Leinster out-half is seeing a specialist in the UK as he battles a knee ligament injury.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'It'll be raw for four years': Sexton looks back on World Cup woe and forward to whatever's next

The Ireland number 10 is hungry for competition again after parting ways with Joe Schmidt.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 18 October, 2019

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 14 October, 2019

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 12 October, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Typhoon in Japan, but Ireland’s final pool match is going ahead in Fukuoka and we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates as Schmidt’s men chase a bonus point.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Where's Johnny? Sexton's minutes trail behind other out-halves

Johnny Sexton remains as important as ever to Ireland, but other out-halves have been far more visible in Japan.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland

The 10′s experience and the role he plays for Schmidt has made him invaluable for Ireland’s hopes.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 4 October, 2019

Sexton's importance as a 'big, big leader' for Ireland underlined again

The 34-year-old impressed before being replaced at half-time in the 35-0 win over Russia.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland labour to bonus-point win over Russia in error-strewn performance

Ireland scored five tries but many supporters will be worried by their poor showing in Kobe.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 30 September, 2019

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

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