Jonathan Sexton in action at an Ireland training session. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho. I

Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening November Test match against Samoa with patellar tendonitis of the knee, but outhalf Jonathan Sexto(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton is starting to feel the effects of a heavy workload.

After limited holidays, an off-season scarcely worth the name and a very heavy workload in the first two months of the season, Jonathan Sexton has und(...)

Rory Kockott

A week ago last season’s beaten Heineken Cup finalists rested most of their key men with one eye on a return to European fare. Content enough to emerg(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton during the Top 14 match against Brive on Saturday at the Marcel Deflandre stadium, La Rochelle, western France. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

The sun blazed, the band played and in the breezy coastal port town of La Rochelle a rusty Johnny Sexton and an even rustier Racing Metro kicked off t(...)