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#Jonathan Sexton

# jonathan-sexton - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,503 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments
# Rugby
# Rugby

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 4:01 PM 59,638 Views 60 Comments

The neurologist who recommended Sexton be stood down from rugby in 2014 today said he regretted suggesting the out-half has suffered 30 concussions.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France
# Test Mode
# Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

Oct 28th 2020, 3:41 AM 6,757 Views 11 Comments

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.

# jonathan-sexton - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'Under Joe, there was no hoping': O'Gara wants more from Ireland's contestable kicks
# Thrill Of The Chase
# Thrill Of The Chase

'Under Joe, there was no hoping': O'Gara wants more from Ireland's contestable kicks

Feb 4th 2020, 5:55 PM 10,894 Views 13 Comments

The La Rochelle boss was disappointed with the chase on Jacob Stockdale’s side of the field against Scotland.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Farrell hails 'magnificent effort' from Sexton to perform despite minimal prep

Farrell hails 'magnificent effort' from Sexton to perform despite minimal prep

Feb 1st 2020, 8:24 PM 11,046 Views 30 Comments

A knee injury left the new Ireland captain unable to train in full until the squad went to Portugal 10 days ago.

# jonathan-sexton - Friday 3 January, 2020

Sexton 'progressing well' on return from knee injury
# Kicking On
# Kicking On

Sexton 'progressing well' on return from knee injury

Jan 3rd 2020, 2:09 PM 4,573 Views 24 Comments

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.

# jonathan-sexton - Monday 9 December, 2019

Leinster rule Sexton out of Aviva date with Saints due to knee injury
# Man Down
# Man Down

Leinster rule Sexton out of Aviva date with Saints due to knee injury

Updated Dec 9th 2019, 1:34 PM 19,602 Views 48 Comments

The captain had to be helped from the field early in the second half of the win in Franklin’s Gardens.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 12 October, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
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As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 5 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 5th 2019, 5:00 PM 8,668 Views 7 Comments

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

# jonathan-sexton - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles
# Onward
# Onward

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles

Aug 29th 2019, 9:56 AM 5,616 Views 2 Comments

2015 witnessed Joe Schmidt’s men secure a second championship thanks to their record win in Murrayfield on the final day.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
# SOTY
# SOTY

Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

Dec 15th 2018, 11:20 PM 24,880 Views 78 Comments

He was integral to a record-breaking year for Leinster, as well as Ireland’s unprecedented success – including a Grand Slam and home victory over the All Blacks.

# jonathan-sexton - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018
# Standard Bearer
# Standard Bearer

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018

Nov 20th 2018, 9:31 PM 31,159 Views 44 Comments

‘Where he stands out above a lot of the other players is his ability to see things on the pitch and pick the right options.’

# jonathan-sexton - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet
# Perfect 10
# Perfect 10

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

May 10th 2018, 8:19 PM 22,386 Views 13 Comments

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

# jonathan-sexton - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Sexton skill a prime example of endless practice making perfect, says Murphy
# Hard Work
# Hard Work

Sexton skill a prime example of endless practice making perfect, says Murphy

Feb 6th 2018, 3:26 PM 17,361 Views 15 Comments

‘I can think of hundreds of drop-goals being hit after practice,’ says the Ireland skills and kicking coach.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Connacht make 3 changes
# Team News
# Team News

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Connacht make 3 changes

Dec 30th 2017, 12:59 PM 9,347 Views 42 Comments

With his side in the middle of a hectic schedule, Leo Cullen has retained just two players from the starting XV that overcame Munster.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Sexton 'up and around by half-time' lending a helping hand to Ross Byrne after HIA
# Johnny Be Good
# Johnny Be Good

Sexton 'up and around by half-time' lending a helping hand to Ross Byrne after HIA

Dec 16th 2017, 7:20 PM 13,747 Views 24 Comments

The out-half failed his own HIA and had to watch the majority of the win over Exeter from the stands.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray
# Dynamic Duo
# Dynamic Duo

'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:50 AM 11,882 Views 7 Comments

The world’s best half-backs get on like a house on fire.

# jonathan-sexton - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'
# Lovely Hurling
# Lovely Hurling

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

Nov 12th 2017, 12:01 AM 15,251 Views 17 Comments

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt
# Margins
# Margins

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

Nov 11th 2017, 10:01 PM 14,761 Views 7 Comments

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks
# Stock On The Rise
# Stock On The Rise

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Nov 11th 2017, 7:37 PM 29,167 Views 68 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Carbery happy to take charge in backline, even when it means over-ruling Sexton
# Walk The Walk
# Walk The Walk

Carbery happy to take charge in backline, even when it means over-ruling Sexton

Nov 8th 2017, 6:43 AM 10,414 Views 26 Comments

A year on from his famous debut, the Athy man is doing more than operating as understudy.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'
# Leader By Example
# Leader By Example

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'

Oct 25th 2017, 7:27 AM 19,604 Views 8 Comments

Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.

# jonathan-sexton - Friday 13 October, 2017

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash
# Absentees
# Absentees

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Oct 13th 2017, 12:44 PM 12,288 Views 41 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon
# Made To Last
# Made To Last

Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon

Aug 9th 2017, 12:00 PM 19,840 Views 16 Comments

Trophy-less since his return from Paris, the out-half is hoping to make his presence felt with Leinster this season.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

11 Ireland players included in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour
# Big Reveal
# Big Reveal

11 Ireland players included in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour

Apr 19th 2017, 12:11 PM 111,614 Views 201 Comments

Donnacha Ryan, Keith Earls and Simon Zebo are among those to miss out on selection.

# jonathan-sexton - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Steyn appeal against ban for high hit on Sexton turned down
# Take It As Red
# Take It As Red

Steyn appeal against ban for high hit on Sexton turned down

Feb 1st 2017, 5:45 PM 3,391 Views 4 Comments

The Springbok is still suspended for Top 14 matches against Toulouse and Lyon.

# jonathan-sexton - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'Is he first-choice for Bordeaux?' Madigan call not on the agenda for Ireland
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

'Is he first-choice for Bordeaux?' Madigan call not on the agenda for Ireland

Jan 31st 2017, 3:10 PM 11,890 Views 25 Comments

While Ireland began their Six Nations training last week, the former Leinster man was preparing for a replacement role in the Top 14.

# jonathan-sexton - Monday 2 January, 2017

“I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday
# Fresh 10
# Fresh 10

“I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 7,914 Views 20 Comments

Poor Zebre won’t know what hit them.

# jonathan-sexton - Monday 5 December, 2016

Carbery poised for Champions Cup start as Sexton continues recovery
# Injury News
# Injury News

Carbery poised for Champions Cup start as Sexton continues recovery

Dec 5th 2016, 2:29 PM 8,081 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, senior coach Stuart Lancaster is confident Sean O’Brien will be fit for Friday’s trip to Northampton.

# jonathan-sexton - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Johnny struggles to let 6 hours go without thinking about rugby': Nacewa backs Sexton to power on at Leinster
# No Rest For The Wicked
# No Rest For The Wicked

'Johnny struggles to let 6 hours go without thinking about rugby': Nacewa backs Sexton to power on at Leinster

Dec 1st 2016, 6:29 AM 7,396 Views 7 Comments

If Sexton does end up being sidelined, the Leinster captain is confident Joey Carbery can steer the team in Europe.

# jonathan-sexton - Sunday 6 November, 2016

New Zealand boss Hansen hails 'dominant' Irish display
# All Class
# All Class

New Zealand boss Hansen hails 'dominant' Irish display

Nov 6th 2016, 1:51 AM 20,021 Views 19 Comments

“We haven’t got any excuses. We got beaten by the better side on the day.”

# jonathan-sexton - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Heroic Henshaw and more talking points from Ireland's long-awaited win over New Zealand
# History In The Making
# History In The Making

Heroic Henshaw and more talking points from Ireland's long-awaited win over New Zealand

Nov 5th 2016, 10:26 PM 23,858 Views 51 Comments

Ireland, baby, WE DID IT!

Incredible Ireland performance ends 111-year wait for win over All Blacks
# Sweet Home Chicago
# Sweet Home Chicago

Incredible Ireland performance ends 111-year wait for win over All Blacks

Nov 5th 2016, 10:09 PM 101,656 Views 246 Comments

At the 29th time of asking, Ireland have beaten the world champions.

# jonathan-sexton - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Sexton and O'Brien unscathed (just a bit annoyed) after half-time withdrawal
# Tactical Switch
# Tactical Switch

Sexton and O'Brien unscathed (just a bit annoyed) after half-time withdrawal

Oct 23rd 2016, 4:50 PM 16,673 Views 17 Comments

Head coach Leo Cullen says the pair were ‘pissed off’ to be removed before the second half.

Raw power, precocious youth and more talking points as Leinster take a point in France
# Digging Deep
# Digging Deep

Raw power, precocious youth and more talking points as Leinster take a point in France

Oct 23rd 2016, 4:25 PM 9,245 Views 12 Comments

The eastern province were made to cling on for long stretches, but travel home with a losing bonus point.

Leinster feel the full force of Nadolo in Montpellier defeat
# Moving Mountain
# Moving Mountain

Leinster feel the full force of Nadolo in Montpellier defeat

Oct 23rd 2016, 2:54 PM 13,142 Views 29 Comments

However, the eastern province finished strong to claim a losing bonus point.

# jonathan-sexton - Friday 21 October, 2016

Sean O'Brien back and on the blindside for Leinster's trip to Montpellier
# On Your 6
# On Your 6

Sean O'Brien back and on the blindside for Leinster's trip to Montpellier

Oct 21st 2016, 12:12 PM 7,563 Views 37 Comments

The return of Jonathan Sexton and Mike McCarthy completes a triple boost for the eastern province.

# jonathan-sexton - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up
# Comeback
# Comeback

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up

Sep 22nd 2016, 1:57 PM 5,055 Views 9 Comments

Head coach Leo Cullen reports that Sexton has been taking a full part in training for some time and won’t be taking on the Ospreys cold.

# jonathan-sexton - Friday 27 May, 2016

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time
# Isa Out
# Isa Out

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time

May 27th 2016, 12:11 PM 8,624 Views 48 Comments

The fullback was struggling with an ankle injury since the final day win over Treviso, but was named in Ireland’s squad for South Africa this week.

# jonathan-sexton - Friday 6 May, 2016

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism
# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!
# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism

May 6th 2016, 4:46 PM 8,717 Views 32 Comments

‘When a club like Leinster is successful talent gets recognised elsewhere.’

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