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#Johnny Sexton

# johnny-sexton - Monday 14 June, 2021

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
# 10s
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# 10s

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,320 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players
# Still In The Mix
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# Still In The Mix

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players

Jun 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 11,042 Views 3 Comments

McBryde will be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team in South Africa.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 31 May, 2021

Sexton resuming contact training while season is over for Connors
# Injuries
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# Injuries

Sexton resuming contact training while season is over for Connors

May 31st 2021, 2:31 PM 8,750 Views 4 Comments

Leinster Rugby have issued a squad update.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 7 May, 2021

It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
# Tough Calls
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# Tough Calls

It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate

May 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,664 Views 26 Comments

The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 6 May, 2021

‘La Rochelle reminded me of what we are going to face in South Africa’
# Gatland
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# Gatland

‘La Rochelle reminded me of what we are going to face in South Africa’

May 6th 2021, 7:23 PM 18,320 Views 40 Comments

Warren Gatland has explained why James Ryan and Johnny Sexton missed out on selection for the Lions.

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

May 6th 2021, 5:38 PM 45,278 Views 26 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Jenkins admits Lions coaches had concerns over Sexton's 'durability'
# Missed The Cut
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# Missed The Cut

Jenkins admits Lions coaches had concerns over Sexton's 'durability'

May 6th 2021, 3:05 PM 10,866 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland out-half was one of the headline omissions in Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
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# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

May 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 101,641 Views 198 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
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# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated May 6th 2021, 8:50 AM 31,734 Views 39 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'Johnny is absolutely training the house down' – Leinster back Sexton for Lions
# In The Mix
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# In The Mix

'Johnny is absolutely training the house down' – Leinster back Sexton for Lions

Updated May 5th 2021, 8:27 AM 21,925 Views 26 Comments

Stuart Lancaster says the province would have no concerns if their captain toured to South Africa.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 2 May, 2021

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'
# Unlikely Lad
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# Unlikely Lad

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'

May 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 19,957 Views 32 Comments

Pundits have been unconvinced by his performances but Ross Byrne has quietly risen to become Leinster’s most unheralded star.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,129 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle
# Byrne Supremacy
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# Byrne Supremacy

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 9:16 AM 15,233 Views 15 Comments

The out-half is due to start against La Rochelle in the absence of Johnny Sexton.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle
# Calm Head
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# Calm Head

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 5:28 PM 7,666 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old was superb last time out against Exeter.

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,439 Views 19 Comments

The 35-year-old continues to be sidelined due to a head injury.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,955 Views 11 Comments

The two-time Lions captain thinks a spot in the starting team may be too big an ask for the out-half.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 19 April, 2021

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster

Apr 19th 2021, 2:29 PM 15,745 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
# Experience
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# Experience

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour

Apr 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,575 Views 28 Comments

The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success
# Legacy Builders
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# Legacy Builders

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success

Mar 28th 2021, 7:57 AM 26,879 Views 51 Comments

“Success can make you soft,” says Leinster coach Leo Cullen.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

'We'll look back and think ‘this is one that got away'' - Beating England won't paper over cracks for Sexton
# Regrets
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# Regrets

'We'll look back and think ‘this is one that got away'' - Beating England won't paper over cracks for Sexton

Mar 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,767 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland captain also stressed the team must manage the emotion of CJ Stander’s last cap appropriately.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 14 March, 2021

'With 10 minutes to go, I didn’t see the game unfolding like that' - Sexton
# Ireland
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# Ireland

'With 10 minutes to go, I didn’t see the game unfolding like that' - Sexton

Mar 14th 2021, 6:13 PM 7,871 Views 16 Comments

The 35-year-old slotted the winning penalty late on in Murrayfield.

Johnny Sexton's last-gasp penalty sees Ireland to edgy win over Scotland
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Johnny Sexton's last-gasp penalty sees Ireland to edgy win over Scotland

Mar 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,391 Views 190 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side gave up a 14-point lead in the final quarter but got out of jail.

Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,368 Views 24 Comments

We look at all the big issues ahead of today’s game.

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield
# Big One
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# Big One

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield

Mar 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,367 Views 16 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side believe they are better placed to end Ireland’s dominance of this fixture.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Furlong's 'outstanding rugby brain' helps Ireland's leadership group to develop
# Collective
From The42
# Collective

Furlong's 'outstanding rugby brain' helps Ireland's leadership group to develop

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,808 Views 15 Comments

Captain Johnny Sexton is part of a six-man group that continues to find its voice.

Ireland on 'red alert' for Van der Merwe as Scotland aim to turn the corner
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Ireland on 'red alert' for Van der Merwe as Scotland aim to turn the corner

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,653 Views 6 Comments

Ireland have enjoyed dominance of this fixture in recent times.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland
# Up For Grabs
From The42
# Up For Grabs

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland

Mar 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 14,660 Views 24 Comments

‘We want to get as many Irish people on that trip as possible.’

# johnny-sexton - Friday 5 March, 2021

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts

Mar 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,907 Views 4 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
From The42
# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 5:50 PM 28,362 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

# johnny-sexton - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,586 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

# johnny-sexton - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
# Work To Do
From The42
# Work To Do

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead

Feb 27th 2021, 6:35 PM 5,432 Views 9 Comments

After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,015 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

# johnny-sexton - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

'Johnny won’t play forever, as much as we would like him to'
# Future Planning
From The42
# Future Planning

'Johnny won’t play forever, as much as we would like him to'

Feb 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,082 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster captain is close to agreeing a new contract.

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge

Feb 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 13,293 Views 19 Comments

Elements of Ireland’s play have come in for criticism following the Six Nations defeat to France.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 21 February, 2021

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'
# Expert
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# Expert

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 19,766 Views 1 Comment

Dave Alred helped England to the World Cup in 2003 and remains obsessed with kicking.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'

Feb 18th 2021, 2:24 PM 18,139 Views 9 Comments

However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.

# johnny-sexton - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy
# Influential
From The42
# Influential

Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,961 Views 70 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell stressed the need for Ireland to make sure of a win in Rome.

# johnny-sexton - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 6:37 PM 6,964 Views 36 Comments

The stand-in skipper rued Ireland’s inability to take advantage of France’s yellow card.

# johnny-sexton - Friday 12 February, 2021

'Honestly, I thought it stank on so many grounds. I will leave it at that'
# Johnny Sexton
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# Johnny Sexton

'Honestly, I thought it stank on so many grounds. I will leave it at that'

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 3:20 PM 40,588 Views 20 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell delivered an angry response to the French neurologist who publicly spoke about Johnny Sexton’s concussion history this week.

# johnny-sexton - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 3:07 PM 19,071 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland captain says he has full confidence in the return to play protocols.

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