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Johnny Sexton signs contract extension with IRFU and Leinster until 2021
The out-half is the latest senior player to renew terms with the union ahead of next year’s World Cup.
'I grew up wanting to captain Leinster and for it to finally happen is a huge honour for me'
Johnny Sexton says becoming Leinster captain has motivated him further to lead from the front in everything he does on and off the pitch.
Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'
The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.
'Of all the players I have coached, he is probably the best'
Johnny Sexton was at his masterful best on Saturday, guiding Leinster to a first Pro14 title in four years.
'He bossed the guys around and he's loving it': Sexton makes the big calls for Leinster
The out-half led from the front with 17 points as Leo Cullen’s side ended Glasgow’s European hopes.
'Leinster don't need a trophy to show progress, we want one because we're desperate for success'
The wounds from Sunday’s Champions Cup exit are still raw for Leinster and Johnny Sexton but there are also huge positives to take heading into the final weeks of the season.
'It's just a selection issue now': Sexton fit and ready for France
The out-half comes back into contention for this weekend after missing the games against Scotland and Italy.