Jonathan Sexton

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Johnny Sexton during Ireland training ahead of the Test series with Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The absence of Ireland captain Rory Best through injury for Ireland’s three match series against Australia that begins with the first test in Brisbane(...)

Leinster’s Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton celebrates with teammates after scoring a try during the European Champions Cup rugby union semi-final between Leinster and Scarlets at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 It’s rare in sport that the alchemy of the training ground is almost flawlessly replicated in a match environment, but there (...)

 Leinster players congratulate try scorer James Ryan/Morgan Treacy

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 This was a Leinster performance for the ages, an evisceration of the Guinness Pro14 champions, who were taken apart with a fe(...)

Tadhg Furlong has offloaded the ball more than any of his Leinster teammates. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Drilling down into categories of comparison between Leinster and Scarlets ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva stadium the bare f(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final win over Toulon at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There were a number of issues that arose from what constituted a superb weekend in the Champions Cup for Munster and Leinster with both claiming semi-(...)

Leinster’s Dan Leavy scores his  try. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 30 Saracens 19 It’s was a victory that’ll command some elbow room in the pantheon of great Leinster performances in Europe, one for the ages(...)

 Leinster’s Jonathan  Sexton  celebrates scoring a try with Shane Horgan during the 2011 Heineken Cup Final victory over Northampton Saints at the Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton-inspired comeback in the 2011 Heineken Cup final, when the Irish province overturned a 16-point interval deficit against th(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton: “Saracens are back-to-back champions and we are sort of striving to get back to where we were and become that champion team ourselves.” Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton understands that success is where preparation and opportunity meet so he isn’t distracted by extraneous circumstances. He’s not looking (...)

Jacob Stockdale has been voted the 2018 Six Nations Player of the Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale has been voted the 2018 Six Nations Player of the Championship. The 21-year-old winger scored a record seven tries in his maiden tour(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best celebrates after leading his side to the Grand Slam with victory over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball, the conditions were awful, and then the stones on Johnny at the end, was incredible. I thought it w(...)

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