Sexton sits out Racing Metro defeat to Biarritz
Ireland outhalf an unused replacement in surprise defeat to Top 14’s bottom side
Johnny Sexton did not feature for Racing Metor against Biarritz. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Racing Metro outhalf returned to Paris on Friday evening to take his place among the replacements for the Top 14 clash with Biarritz, but was unused in the surprise 9-6 defeat to the Basque side.
The former Leinster outhalf has played played 13 games in 12 weeks since the beginning of the season and started in all but two of those.
Had he played a part in a 14th game, Schmidt would have likely been forced to overlook a player he described last week as as “pretty tired” and “pretty flat”, in a bid ot keep him fresh for the games against Australia and New Zealand.
That may yet happen, of course, for it would suit Racing, who did not turn to Sexton in their time of need yesterday, if he were to only play two of three interntional games this month.