Gordon D’Arcy: Methodical Sexton to trump mercurial Russell
Ireland’s halfbacks have the patience and experience to know when to pull the trigger
Johnny Sexton looks after his pack in a way Finn Russell does not. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho
Finn Russell does not look after his pack the way Johnny Sexton can.
If the Irish forwards are unable to get a foothold, for whatever reason, we know that Sexton or Conor Murray will alter the flow of the game.