Jonathan Sexton

    Jonathan Sexton
    Club / Province: Leinster
    Position: Outhalf
    Date of Birth: 11/7/85
    Height: 1.88m
    Weight: 90Kg
    Honours: 78 Caps Earned his first senior international cap in November 2009 v Fiji (man of the match)

    Presenty with Racing Metro in Paris, the former St. Mary's College and Leinster fly half impressed for Leinster since breaking through from the Academy where he made his senior debut for Leinster in January 2006 against Borders.

    He has been capped at U21 and Ireland A, playing in the Churchill Cup against England Saxons, NZ Maori, Canada and Scotland. Sexton's form for Leinster has seen him come of age last season when he took over from Felipe Contepomi at outhalf for Leinster steering the province to their first European Cup championship.

    Originally called into Ireland’s 2008 Six Nations squad but a broken thumb meant he could not take part, but his patience would be rewarded during the 09 Autumn series when he made his senior debut against Fiji then South Africa.

    Sexton extended his cap tally during Irelands 2010 Six Nations campaign where he started against England and Wales

    Sexton gained two Heineken Cup winners medals with Leinster 2009 & 2011 scoring 28 of Leinster's 33 points in the 2011 final and won the Magners League title with Leinster 2007/08; a Magners League Grand finalist 2010 & 2011 before winning the RaboDirect Pro12 and Amlin Challenge Cup titles in 2013.

    Jonny scored his first test try in the world cup warm up fixture against France in Dublin August 2011

    Member of 2011 RWC squad

    Sexton started Ireland's opening games of the 2013 RBS Six Nations guiding Ireland to a victory against Wales in the opening game. Against England in the 2nd game, Sexton was replaced after suffering a hamstring tear to be replaced by Ronan O'Gara. Sexton missed the remainder of that campaign.

    At the end of January 2013 Sexton announced he would be signing for Racing Metro which will see him play his rugby in the French Top 14 for the next two seasons, the IRFU released this statement