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#Johnny Sexton

# 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.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 29 September, 2019

'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia

The 34-year-old found it very difficult to watch on from the sidelines as Ireland were beaten by Japan.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Aki and O'Mahony return to full Ireland training as Sexton is 'monitored'

Ireland were back on the training pitch today as they build-up to Saturday’s clash with Japan.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Scotland intend to smash Johnny Sexton if he plays to the line for Ireland

The Scots will also be flagging illegal ruck play from Ireland with referee Wayne Barnes.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Player ratings as Ireland steady themselves to beat Wales in RWC warm-up

Tries from Rob Kearney, James Ryan and Tadhg Furlong helped Ireland win again on the road to the World Cup

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Schmidt's squad 'utterly committed' to getting beyond World Cup quarter-finals

The Ireland head coach is pleased with the balance and profile of his final 31-man squad.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Sexton relieved and raring to go after 'unfortunate' thumb injury 10

Sexton relieved and raring to go after 'unfortunate' thumb injury

The Ireland out-half will start against Wales on Saturday.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Schmidt may be forced to adjust plans as Sexton declared fit for England

The Ireland head coach was ‘really happy’ with Joey Carbery’s performance.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

O'Driscoll: Carbery not a 'genuine threat' to Sexton as Ireland's starting RWC 10

Joe Schmidt’s chief playmaker is ‘vital to Ireland’s success at the World Cup’,

# johnny-sexton - Friday 12 July, 2019

Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury

The Ireland out-half is expected to be fit for the first World Cup warm-up against Italy next month.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Sexton insists Ireland have not already peaked as he takes aim at World Cup

With a Grand Slam and a first-ever home win over New Zealand, 2018 was a tough act to follow for Ireland.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 27 May, 2019

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Leinster bounce back from 'lowest point in all of our careers' to win Pro14

Johnny Sexton and his team took pride from how they eked out a victory against Glasgow.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 25 May, 2019

As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, Pro14 Final

We’re going minute-by-minute as Leinster aim to seal a second consecutive Pro14 title in Celtic Park.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 24 May, 2019

'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden

Leinster’s captain is ready to make a mark after a not-very-enjoyable stint on the bench last week.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 20 May, 2019

'This has to be clear, Johnny was not dropped'

Leinster’s message is clear: their captain was not left out of the team at the weekend for performance-related reasons.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'I love it down here' - Carbery happily settled in Munster ahead of RDS trip

The 23-year-old out-half was wearing Leinster’s 15 shirt in this fixture a year ago.

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'It's not a good decision to box kick it when you cough up a 10-3 lead'

Leinster opted to keep the ball in play at the end of the first half and conceded a try.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey

The 10 made his first provincial appearance in 2019, but his influence on Leinster is relentless.

Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries

Saracens will be aiming to deny Leinster a record fifth Champions Cup title.

Johnny Sexton shines as Leinster set up European final with Saracens

Leo Cullen’s men will search for a record fifth title in Newcastle on 11 May.

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