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'It's a very uncertain time when you get picked ahead of a legend of Irish rugby' -- Sexton talks pressure in new ad

Sexton talks us through the tension he feels taking on a place-kick, and then cuts loose with an annoying wedding dance floor staple.

JUST IN CASE we weren’t missing Jonathan Sexton enough in the lead-up to the Six Nations kick-off, he’s gone and unleashed a pretty cool ad to remind us.

After last year’s ROG documentary on RTE focused on the Munster man’s experience of battling for the number 10 jersey with Sexton from 2009, this Investec ad gives Sexton’s angle.

Sexton uses ”the ROGcam years’ as an example of added pressure that can surround a kick. Take a look, listen to Johnny talk you through his life.

Source: Investec/YouTube

We said TALK, because the only odd thing about this is the slightly unnerving opening bars of Walk of Life that are supposed to break the tension.


Maybe it’s different for Sexton and Dubliners, but as a simple country lad who has endured that song at seven too many weddings, it can only ever mean bad things. The first half of the ad is great though.

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