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O’Gara Documents The Beginning Of His Bitter Rivalry With Sexton

Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton are a unique duo. Opposing fly-halves from one of rugby’s fiercest rivalries, Munster and Leinster, which gradually transformed into a battle for the Ireland number 10 jersey. O’Gara desperate to keep his spot, Sexton vying to take it from him. However, upon the Munster man’s retirement in 2013, both O’Gara and Sexton found themselves at …

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Johnny Sexton Claims Ireland Captaincy Could Come Under Review

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Johnny Sexton believes his position as Ireland captain may be reviewed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The Leinster and Ireland out-half took over the captaincy from Rory Best at the turn of the year before leading Ireland in their opening three games of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations before all sporting events ceased due to the pandemic. Speaking on Off …

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Ronan O’Gara Explains Comments On Johnny Sexton’s Captaincy

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Former Ireland international Ronan O’Gara has explained the comments he made about Johnny Sexton’s role as the Irish captain saying they were misinterpreted.  Speaking in the week after Ireland’s disastrous 24-12 defeat to England, the Munster legend suggested that his former understudy may have enough on his plate without having to deal with the pressure of leading the side as …

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Sexton Turning His Back To Critics As He Looks To Lead By Example

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“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – American Football coaching legend, Lou Holtz. Criticism is part of the parcel of professional sport, some of it justified and constructive, a lot is completely unwarranted. The Irish rugby team probably endured more of the latter this …

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“I Was Gutted For The Last 3 Or 4 Days, Absolutely Gutted With My Performance”

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Wednesday’s video review session would have been tough viewing for the Ireland squad as they reflect on their disappointing showing against England at Twickenham on Sunday.  There were very few positives, perhaps an improved showing in the second half and some impact from the bench, but overall, Ireland were dismantled by a superior England side for the third time in …

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“It Won Us The Game” Johnny Sexton Hails Conor Murray Performance

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium.  For the second week in a row, Johnny Sexton led his Ireland side to victory with a 24-14 bonus-point win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.  It was a much-improved performance from Ireland in comparison to last weekend’s drab victory over a stubborn Scotland side. Significantly, Ireland were a lot more dangerous …

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Johnny Sexton Sought Paul O’Connell Advice For New Captaincy Role

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Johnny Sexton has long been a leader for both Leinster and Ireland but he is now entering new territory as captain of the national side.  Before this Six Nations, Sexton only captained Ireland on one occasion and that occurred recently – against Russia at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. When the debate surrounding who will be the official captain …

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Johnny Sexton Defends Conor Murray Amid Scrum-Half Debate

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It’s the selection debate which just doesn’t seem to go away. Andy Farrell has opted for the experienced Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney for the second week in succession.  Murray will line out against Wales on Saturday with Cooney on the bench and the subject of the Limerick scrum-half was raised once again at Thursday afternoon’s press conference at …

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Johnny Sexton Revelling In “Fresh” Ireland Setup

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There’s an air of renewed optimism surrounding this Ireland team as they embark on the beginning of the Andy Farrell era with the visit of Scotland for the opening round of the 2020 Six Nations.  Of course, the outcome of the Six Nations which finishes in six weeks will determine whether this is just hot air but there is a …

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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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Iain Henderson “Not Ready” For Ireland Captaincy

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Iain Henderson has admitted he’s not ready to take on the role of Ireland captain.  The Ulster lock took over the role as captain of his provincial side in the wake of Rory Best’s retirement at the end of last season. Best also relinquished his Ireland captaincy with his successor unknown, as of yet. While Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and …

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Leinster Issue Johnny Sexton & James Ryan Injury Update

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Leinster Rugby have issued an injury update on key duo Johnny Sexton and James Ryan ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Lyon on Sunday.  The eastern province have already qualified for the quarter-finals of this season’s competition thanks to the four wins they have secured in the pool stages thus far. Sunday’s visit of Lyon will provide a …

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Johnny Sexton Set To Miss Ireland’s Opening Two Six Nations Games

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New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will likely be without Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton for the first two games of next year’s Six Nations against Scotland and Wales. According to report by Des Barry on independent.ie. Sexton will miss 8-10 weeks of action after suffering a significant medial tear to his right knee. With the Six Nations campaign getting under …

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Leinster Confirm Johnny Sexton To Miss Northampton Clash

Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the eastern province’s Champions Cup clash with Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium following a knee injury picked up at the weekend. Sexton came off injured in Leinster’s convincing victory over the Saints on Saturday after 42 minutes when he landed awkwardly following a tackle from Matt Proctor. Leinster confirmed that Sexton would …

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