Jonathan Sexton

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Robbie Henshaw scores against Italy, injuring his shoulder in the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The injury legacy from Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva stadium took the gloss off the occasion. Eight tries is a decent return – the p(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray was named as the official man of the match. Photograph: PA

15 Rob Kearney One knock-on aside he did pretty much everything that was required and will have been disappointed to be denied a certain try after re(...)

 Peter O’Mahony  makes one of his six catches from a  lineout ahead of France’s Yacouba Camara during the Six Nations  match  at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Sport’s analysis is about perspective and often a choice of whether to zoom in or zoom out. Ireland’s lineout is an integral component in attacking te(...)

Joey Carbery pictured at Carton House in Kildare as Ireland prepare for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joey Carbery kept a watching brief in Paris. It was initially slated to be a more direct involvement when Jonathan Sexton went down with cramp but the(...)

 Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the last play of the game to give Ireland a 15-13 victory at the Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 The dust having settled on Ireland’s Houdini-esque feat of escapology in the wet and murky air of Stade de France on Saturday ni(...)

Bundee Aki celebrates with Johnathan Sexton. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP

Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal will become an iconic moment in Irish sport if this Ireland team go on to win a Six Nations Championship or a Grand Slam. (...)

Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara scores a drop goal in the dying minutes against Wales to secure the 2009 Six Nations title for Ireland. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One game down in the 2018 Six Nations and already Ireland have had their fill of drama. Johnny Sexton’s drop goal with the last kick of the game to gi(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 One swing of Johnny Sexton’s right boot has changed everything. Ireland made desperately heavy weather of putting away a gutsy b(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best practices his lineout throws during the Captain’s Run at Stade de France in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations preview: France v Ireland Venue: Stade de France.  Kick-off: 5.45pm local time/4.45pm Irish time. On TV: Live on TV3 and BBC 1.(...)

Johnny Sexton in action during an Ireland training session at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland have no injury concerns ahead of their opening Six Nations Championship match against France in the Stade de France on Saturday (4.45pm, Irish(...)

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