Johnny Sexton

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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland announced his squad on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Warren Gatland has confirmed that Johnny Sexton’s “durability” was the prime factor in overlooking the two-time Lions’ outhalf and this year’s Six Nat(...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton has missed out on Lions selection for the tour to South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Lions kicking coach Neil Jenkins has intimated that the decision to stand down Johnny Sexton for six weeks was a factor in raising questions about(...)

Lest the IRFU forget, Leinster would never have won their first Champions Cup without Isa Nacewa, Chris Whitaker, Stan Wright and Rocky Elsom. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In the fallout from Sunday’s sobering events in La Rochelle we can’t forget Leinster’s excellent display in the laquarter-final win away to Exeter. To(...)

It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

La Rochelle’s Ihaia West is fit to start against Leinster on Sunday. Photograph: Manuel Blondeau/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-final: La Rochelle v Leinster. Venue: Stade Marcel Deflandre. Kick-off: Sunday, 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on BT Sport. (...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne takes a kick during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Exeter at   Sandy Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s absence from Leinster’s Heineken Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle on Sunday (kick-off 3pm Irish time) is an ill-timed blow, not leas(...)

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster outhalf and captain Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of the province’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle next Sunday (kic(...)

Scotland’s Zander Fagerson is shown a red card by referee Matthew Carley. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Let’s have a debate. Who is for, who is against? “A player who receives a red card may be replaced after 20 minutes.” That is the gist of the law tr(...)

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Leinster’s Rainbow Cup opener against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster have ruled Johnny Sexton out of their opening Rainbow Cup match against Munster at the RDS this Saturday, (kick-off 7.35pm, live on eir Sport(...)

Chris Busby awards Ospreys a penalty during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

We all know that a week is a long time in politics. Well, it seems it can be a very short time in rugby. Extraordinary events in Exeter, an epic enco(...)

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