# Johnny Sexton

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# depth chart
Sexton hopes to return before end of season as Leinster assess 10 options
The province’s captain was injured as Ireland claimed the Grand Slam last weekend.
# Debate
Who makes Irish rugby's Mount Rushmore?
Rugby Weekly Extra pundits pick their top four.
# Treatment Table
Sexton set for scan on groin injury picked up in Six Nations game
The out-half limped off towards the end of Saturday’s game.
This month
March 2023
# World Cup
Andy Farrell: 'We're a good side that has nowhere near reached its potential'
Ireland will celebrate the Grand Slam but the World Cup is already in view.
# Comment
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
# World Cup
'We're a good side that has nowhere near reached its potential' - Farrell
Ireland will celebrate the Grand Slam but the World Cup is already in view.
# Comment
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
# Family ties
'We probably drove my sister insane. We were always fighting, playing rugby'
Jonathan and Mark Sexton will be involved in Grand Slam tilts this weekend. Their brother Jerry travelled the world as a rugby player.
# Goat
'When you stand next to Johnny Sexton, you feel pretty special'
The Ireland captain will play his last Six Nations game tomorrow in Dublin.
# High praise
O'Mahony: Sexton has 'changed rugby for the better'
The Ireland back row paid a glowing tribute to Johnny Sexton ahead of his final Six Nations appearance.
# End game
'This is the last Six Nations game but there's so much ahead' - Sexton
Johnny Sexton spoke to the media today ahead of his final Six Nations game for Ireland.
# Final
Chance of a Grand Slam against England is 'stuff of dreams' for Sexton
The Ireland captain was proud of his side’s adversity in Murrayfield.
# johnny
'It’s about embracing it... Where else would you rather be?'
Johnny Sexton wants Ireland to understand that Grand Slam chances are few and far between.
# Captain
Sexton fit to face 'best Scotland team' of Six Nations era
The Ireland captain also ruled out a move onto Leo Cullen’s coaching team at Leinster.
Last month
February 2023
# Analysis
'Ross Byrne had a positive outing but the back-up out-half debate is not settled'
The No 10′s performance in Rome was analysed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Leader
'It’s a huge honour' – James Ryan to captain Ireland against Italy
The second row will captain Ireland in Rome with Johnny Sexton ruled out.
# Injury Update
Carbery recalled to Ireland squad with Sexton a doubt for Italy game
Scott Penny and Kieran Treadwell have also been added to the squad this week.
# Leaders
Sexton remains essential but Ireland are becoming less reliant on him
Andy Farrell’s side finished over the top of France even without Sexton for the last 32 minutes.
# Match reaction
Sexton on Murray: 'Amazing that he could show up and put in the performance he did'
Johnny Sexton praised Conor Murray after Ireland’s win against France following a difficult week off the pitch for the scrum-half.
# Le Capitaine
'I went in all guns blazing... I should have tried to make friends first'
Johnny Sexton believes his two-year stint in France made him a better player in the long run.
# Ready to go
'It's always a big game; I grew up in an era of watching Ireland lose to France'
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is looking forward to taking on France after sitting out the last two meetings between the sides.
# Injury Update
Furlong, Gibson-Park, and Healy all ruled out of Ireland's clash with France
However, Johnny Sexton is expected to be fit and Rónan Kelleher returns to training.
# Back in action
'I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous as I was before a game' - Sexton
The 37-year-old Ireland captain explained the confusion around his HIA in Cardiff.
# The Main Man
'Did it motivate me? Yeah... It was gutting' - Sexton still proving his point
The Ireland captain has fully recovered from a procedure on his face last month.
January 2023
# leading role
Sexton still the central character as Six Nations gears up for another series
The Ireland captain gave the rolling Netflix cameras plenty to work with at the Guinness Six Nations launch in London.
# last dance
'To prove we can do something in the World Cup, we need to do something in the Six Nations'
Johnny Sexton is on course to lead Ireland against Wales and is targeting Six Nations success.
# Law Changes
Sexton 'strongly disagrees' with RFU's new tackle height law
The out-half also confirmed he is ‘good to go’ for Ireland’s Six Nations opener against Wales.
# Update
Leinster issue Sexton update and confirm fresh injury setback for Furlong
Both players will miss this weekend’s Champions Cup clash with Gloucester but are expected to be fit in time for the Six Nations.
# On The Sidelines
Sexton in line to be back for Six Nations after 'reasonably minor' injury
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says the out-half is likely to return in a few weeks.
# Number 10
Carbery could get Six Nations shot as Sexton faces race against time
Jack Crowley and Ross Byrne also featured in green last autumn.
# disconnect
Cullen highlights 'inconsistency' around high tackles as Leinster wait on Sexton update
The Leinster captain suffered a facial injury following a high tackle on Connacht’s Jarrad Butler on Sunday.
# Concern
Leinster and Ireland face wait on Sexton after out-half suffers facial injury
The 37-year-old could be facing another spell on the sidelines.
Last year
# health check
Sexton and Furlong 'not a million miles away' from return for Gloucester clash
Leo Cullen was a happy man as Leinster left Le Havre on Saturday.
# some neck
Leinster without 'dinosaur' Sexton but Racing set for huge test
The French side hope to bring their high-speed game to bear in Le Havre.
# Injury Update
Ngatai returns for Leinster but Sexton and Furlong remain doubts
The experienced out-half could miss out on the trip to France to face Racing 92.
Johnny Sexton to miss visit of Glasgow Warriors to RDS
Harry Byrne back in contention for out-half spot as he returns from injury.
# nerves of steel
Byrne's late penalty sees Ireland scrape past Wallabies in Dublin
The Leinster out-half held his nerve to decide a poor Test match at the Aviva Stadium.
# Big call
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
# Fit and Firing
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton declares himself 'ready to go' for Australia
The outhalf has recovered from a dead leg and is set to line out against the Wallabies on Saturday.
# fast tracked
Analysis: Door opens for Jack Crowley
Can the Cork man take his chance to establish himself as backup to Johnny Sexton?