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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Jonny Sexton

# jonny-sexton - Monday 14 April, 2014

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# jonny-sexton - Thursday 10 April, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Fan sends Brian O’Driscoll and Ireland some kicking advice

Ireland’s struggles to place-kick from the right-hand side of the pitch appear to have been solved.

# jonny-sexton - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

# jonny-sexton - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Jonny Sexton kicks 17 points to help Racing to vital victory in Parisian derby

The Ireland out-half played an important part in his side’s Top 14 success over Stade Français.

# jonny-sexton - Friday 28 March, 2014

Jonny Sexton set to start first Racing Métro game since concussion in Paris

The out-half missed last weeken’s win over Grenoble but is fit to start against Stade Francais.

# jonny-sexton - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Hart: ‘I never spoke with Matt O’Connor about Leinster switch when I was home’

The Grenoble scrum-half is preparing for a weekend clash with Jonny Sexton’s Racing Métro.

# jonny-sexton - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

All about Joe Schmidt’s ‘Killer drill’ and the tactics that delivered a Six Nations

Trevor Hogan, speaking on Off The Ball last night, gave an insight into a training ground technique that directly led to two Irish tries.

Racing Métro will meet Joe Schmidt in September to discuss Sexton workload

Laurent Labit says the rumours of his out-half’s return to Ireland made him laugh.

# jonny-sexton - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Hilarious video of Irish rugby fans going buck wild after Jonny Sexton try

The lads were so ecstatic, they even lapsed into passionate slow-mo.

Joe Schmidt: ‘It would be great to have Jonny Sexton back in the country’

The Ireland coach feels an imminent return for the out-half is unlikely, however.

# jonny-sexton - Monday 17 March, 2014

Jonny Sexton dismisses reports of a summer return to Leinster

It may cost the IRFU up to €700,000 to compensate Racing Métro for the out-half’s services.

# jonny-sexton - Saturday 15 March, 2014

The Sexton and Trimble tries that have given Ireland hope in France

The out-half put Joe Schmidt’s men on the board before the Ulster winger ghosted over by the posts.

# jonny-sexton - Monday 10 March, 2014

Sexton trusts in Schmidt’s game plan ahead of Parisian cup final

The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.

Ireland resist the temptation to bring back Bowe for France clash

The Ulster wing will not be involved in the decisive final round fixture of the Six Nations.

# jonny-sexton - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Masterful Brian O’Driscoll pulls the strings as Ireland glide past Italy

The outside centre played a part in three Irish tries as Joe Schmidt’s side set up a championship decider in France.

Three Hands of BOD as O’Driscoll sets up trio of Irish tries

Ireland got off to a flying start at Lansdowne Road and never looked back.

# jonny-sexton - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Sexton comes through Ireland training unscathed but O’Mahony remains a concern

Forwards coach John Plumtree is positive over the out-half’s involvement this weekend, but O’Mahony is still a doubt.

# jonny-sexton - Monday 3 March, 2014

Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll

‘I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go’.

Ireland remain optimistic that Jonny Sexton will be available for Italy

Meanwhile, there have been updates on the injury problems for Peter O’Mahony, Luke Marshall and a host of others.

# jonny-sexton - Friday 28 February, 2014

26 signs you’re a genuine sports nerd

Can you claim to be a true anorak?

# jonny-sexton - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Analysis: Ireland’s decision-making and execution lets them down in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt’s men identified the space in wide channels, but couldn’t convert it into gainline advances.

# jonny-sexton - Sunday 23 February, 2014

5 things we learned from Ireland’s loss to England in Twickenham

The power of the scrum, kicking failure and England’s counter-attacking surprise all feature.

# jonny-sexton - Saturday 22 February, 2014

How the Irish players rated after their narrow loss to England

There were some heroic showings for Joe Schmidt’s men at Twickenham but a lot of missed tackles.

O’Connell leads Ireland’s return to Triple Crown chase

It’s been a while since the Ireland captain held a title that was once common.

Ronan O’Gara is ‘a great character’ in the Racing Métro set up – Kruger

The South African lock is impressed with the input of the former Munster out-half and Jonny Sexton at the Parisian club.

# jonny-sexton - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Analysis: England’s aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland

With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.

# jonny-sexton - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Ronan O’Gara was the 35th-best place kicker in world rugby, says study

Ken Quarrie’s fascinating study on goal kicking success has shown that David Humphreys delivered between 2002 and 2011.

# jonny-sexton - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Analysis: Finding space the key to Ireland’s kicking against Wales

Joe Schmidt identified potential weaknesses in the Welsh defensive system and his players pursued them ruthlessly.

# jonny-sexton - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Sexton: ‘All those headlines could have said that I’d be here forever’

The Racing Métro out-half has had to cope with off the pitch demands as the Parisian club has struggled for form.

Ronan O’Gara ‘is still very important to me’ in Paris – Jonny Sexton ROG

Ronan O’Gara ‘is still very important to me’ in Paris – Jonny Sexton

The Racing Métro out-half is hopeful that the lure of Munster will not prove too much for his ‘mate’.

‘I thought it was easy in my first season’ – Sexton hungry for trophy success

The Ireland out-half is excited about the challenge that awaits against Owen Farrell’s England at Twickenham.

# jonny-sexton - Saturday 8 February, 2014

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute from Lansdowne Road as Ireland faced a huge hurdle in this campaign.

# jonny-sexton - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Analysis: Is Ireland’s midfield combination working?

Joe Schmidt has an important selection call to make at inside centre; physical power or familiarity?

Simon Hick column: Sexton key to Ireland kicking on against old rivals

The Racing Metro man showed his class on Sunday but until he closes out a tie for Ireland, there’ll be a few doubters.

# jonny-sexton - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Sexton: ‘We started like this last year but fell apart the week after’

The Irish out-half was the voice of reason after steering his team to a comfortable win over Scotland.

Captain Heaslip steps up in O’Connell’s absence to inspire Irish win

The Leinster forward made some gutsy decisions that paid off with a couple of big scores.

Ireland slay stubborn Scots to top Six Nations standings

Joe Schmidt’s men were heavily tested for 40 minutes before cutting loose in the second half.

# jonny-sexton - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Jonny Sexton admits felt like ‘going home’ during French adventure

The former Leinster man discusses the ‘ups and downs’ of a new life in Paris.

# jonny-sexton - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Analysis: Jonny Sexton’s attention to detail returns ahead of Six Nations

The Racing Métro out-half was back in strong form against Toulouse last weekend. Promising signs.

# jonny-sexton - Sunday 26 January, 2014

‘Très content’ Sexton ready to lead Ireland’s Six Nations charge

The out-half gave his national coach a moment of extreme worry after shipping two hefty blows in the space of 10 seconds.

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