Former Ireland winger Denis Hickie in Dublin with the “To Big To Miss” advertising board to promote the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: onEdition

This interview with Denis Hickie was to promote next year’s rugby World Cup in England and Wales. We met in the Central Hotel on Exchequer street. It (...)

Johnny Sexton of Racing Metro has signed a five-year contract with Leinster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has ended months of speculation by announcing he will rejoin Leinster at the end of the season. The IRFU confirmed the player has sign(...)

Jonathan Sexton is due to meet Racing Metro 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti in Paris today. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton has suffered a fracture to his jaw during Saturday night’s 17-10 victory over Toulon in the French Top 14.The Lions, Ireland and Rac(...)

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson: confirmed offer of contract to Johnny Sexton and expects decision within next week or fortnight. Photograph: Inpho.

There’s a rapidly dwindling appetite for further conjecture on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction (...)

Jonny Sexton (left) and Kevin McLoughlin celebrate after beating Ulster in the Heineken Cup Final. Sexton is currently deciding on an offer from Leinster to return to Dublin from Racing Metro. Photograph: : Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Leinster’s Chief Executive Mick Dawson today reiterated that they were awaiting a response from Jonathan Sexton to an offer to return to the province (...)

Jonny Sexton has been offered a four-year contract extension by Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

The next move in the Jonathan Sexton saga is for the IRFU to make. That became apparent yesterday when Racing Métro 92 coach Laurent Labit reiterated (...)

Racing Metro have offered Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  a new four-year deal that would keep him in Paris until June 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract by Racing Metro that would keep the 29-year-old in Paris until June 2019.“He has in his han(...)

Johnny Sexton hopes to have his contract situation sorted out in the next few weeks amid growing speculation that he may remain with Racing Metro 92 in France for at least a third season.

Johnny Sexton hopes to have his contract situation sorted out in the next few weeks amid growing speculation that he may remain with Racing Metro 92(...)

 Jamie Roberts with Racing Metro team-mate   Jonathan Sexton during a training session in Toulouse. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

On a rainy day in Paris an excuse for a long lunch is ready made. “The sun might not come out again today,” Jamie Roberts says cheerfully as he glance(...)

 Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy, Jimmy Gopperth and Seán O’Brien at the launch of the new Leinster European Shirt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Filling the considerable void left by Jonathan Sexton was never going to be easy, but as debut seasons go, Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth has good reaso(...)