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Jonathan Sexton

Born: July 1, 1985 (age 36)

Weight: 14st 7lb (92kg)

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Position: Fly-half
Team: Leinster
Jonathan Sexton of Ireland is given treatment for a cut to his eye during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at Aviva Stadium on February 14, 2015
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Sports Mole has 67 articles about Jonathan Sexton. Articles 1 to 40:
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll holds the Six Nations trophy
Result: Ireland beat England on final Six Nations day to win Grand Slam
Ireland beat England 24-15 at Twickenham on the last day of the 2018 Six Nations to win the Grand Slam.
Mar 17, 16:53
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Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
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Result: Toulon ease to win over Leinster
Toulon ease to a 24-9 win to condemn Leinster to a third successive loss in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Dec 13, 17:10
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Jonathan Sexton ruled out of Rugby World Cup quarter-final
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is ruled out of his nation's quarter-final clash with Argentina with a minor adductor strain.
Oct 17, 13:49
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Jack McGrath hails "quality" Jonathan Sexton
Ireland prop Jack McGrath admits that Jonathan Sexton remains "really important" to Ireland's hopes of going all the way in this year's Rugby World Cup.
Sep 19, 18:24
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Seven changes for Ireland against England
Joe Schmidt makes seven changes for Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham Stadium.
Sep 3, 18:20
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Mike Brown concussion assessed by specialists
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea reveals that the club have brought in head specialists to take a closer look at Mike Brown's concussion-like symptoms.
May 6, 21:59
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Top five contenders for 2015 Rugby World Cup
With less than 150 days to go until the Rugby World Cup gets underway, Sports Mole looks at the five leading contenders to go all the way.
Apr 22, 11:58
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Result: Wales beat Ireland in Six Nations thriller
Wales edge out Ireland in a nail-biting Six Nations encounter at the Millenium Stadium.
Mar 14, 16:25
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Jonathan Davies: 'Wales must target Jonathan Sexton'
Wales centre Jonathan Davies says that they must target Jonathan Sexton during their Six Nations match against Ireland on Saturday.
Mar 10, 01:56
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Jonathan Joseph backs George Ford to recover from Ireland setback
Jonathan Joseph is certain that England fly-half George Ford will recover after struggling in the Six Nations loss to Ireland.
Mar 6, 03:39
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Sir Clive Woodward hits out at England substitutions in Ireland loss
England should have brought Danny Cipriani off the bench against Ireland, says ex-coach Sir Clive Woodward.
Mar 2, 04:15
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Ian Robertson: 'Ireland were dominant in Six Nations win'
BBC Sport's Ian Robertson admits England were outplayed by Ireland in their crucial Six Nations clash.
Mar 2, 02:36
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Live Commentary: Ireland 19-9 England - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Ireland's Jonathan Sexton-inspired victory over England in their crucial Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium.
Mar 1, 14:30
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Lewis Moody: 'England need to rattle Ireland's Jonathan Sexton'
Lewis Moody believes that 'rattling' Jonathan Sexton will help England to beat rivals Ireland in the Six Nations.
Feb 27, 15:23
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Result: Ireland hold on for nervy win against France in Six Nations
Defending champions Ireland continue their winning start in the Six Nations thanks to an edgy 18-11 victory at home to France.
Feb 14, 18:51
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Jonathan Sexton cleared to return against France
Ireland confirm that fly-half Jonathan Sexton will be able to return from his 12-week concussion layoff in their Six Nations match against France.
Feb 7, 12:22
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Ian Keatley gets Ireland nod
Munster fly-half Ian Keatley is selected by coach Joe Schmidt to start in Ireland's Six Nations opener against Italy.
Feb 5, 12:51
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Conor Murray: 'There is no extra pressure on me'
Conor Murray insists that there is no extra pressure on him due to Jonathan Sexton's absence ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Italy.
Feb 3, 21:28
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Report: Racing Metro closing in on Dan Carter
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter could be poised to join Racing Metro after the World Cup, reports claim.
Dec 14, 12:53
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Result: Ireland narrowly beat Australia
Jonathan Sexton kicks Ireland to a narrow 26-23 win over Australia in their Autumn International.
Nov 22, 18:18
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Jonathan Sexton on IRB World Player of the Year shortlist
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is on the five-man shortlist for the IRB World Player of the Year award.
Nov 12, 14:27
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Joe Schmidt: 'I would be delighted if Jonathan Sexton returned to Ireland'
Joe Schmidt admits that he would be "delighted" to see Jonathan Sexton playing his club rugby in Ireland.
Mar 19, 05:47
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Jonathan Sexton: Leinster return "not going to happen"
Ireland full-back Jonathan Sexton insists that he is planning to honour his contract at Racing Metro amid reports linking him with a return to former club Leicester.
Mar 18, 00:37
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Paul O'Connell "very much surprised" by Ireland result
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell admits that he was surprised by the team's 26-3 thrashing of Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 8, 17:49
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Sam Warburton: "The best team won"
Wales captain Sam Warburton admits that Ireland were the better team in the Six Nations match between the two sides.
Feb 8, 17:30
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Result: Ireland crush Wales in Six Nations
Ireland remain unbeaten in this year's Six Nations following a 26-3 win over Wales at the Aviva Stadium.
Feb 8, 16:16
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Live Commentary: Ireland 28-6 Scotland - as it happened
Relive our coverage of the Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Feb 2, 14:30
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Mike Phillips to join Racing Metro?
Mike Phillips could join French side Racing Metro, according to reports.
Nov 27, 23:14
The British and Irish Lions' Jonathon Sexton runs his way to scoring a try during their rugby union tour match against the Force on June 5, 2013
Jonathan Sexton "excited" to begin life at Racing Metro
Jonathan Sexton says that he is "excited" to begin his career with Racing Metro following a switch from Leinster.
Jul 31, 11:56
Jonny Sexton celebrates the second try against Australia on July 6, 2013
Jonathan Sexton: 'It's a dream come true'
Jonathan Sexton describes the British and Irish Lions' series win in Australia as a "dream come true".
Jul 6, 15:30
Lions captain Sam Warburton at the squad announcement on April 30, 2013
British and Irish Lions stars visit zoo ahead of final Test
A group of British and Irish Lions, including captain Sam Warburton, visit the zoo ahead of their final Test against Australia.
Jul 3, 14:00
Lions coach Warren Gatland at a press conference on May 13, 2013
British and Irish Lions team announced for second Australia Test
Coach Warren Gatland names the British and Irish Lions starting XV for Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
Jun 27, 04:52
The British and Irish Lions' Jonathon Sexton runs his way to scoring a try during their rugby union tour match against the Force on June 5, 2013
Jonathan Sexton: 'No celebrations yet'
Jonathan Sexton believes that the time for celebration is yet to come following the Lions' win over Australia.
Jun 22, 22:39
British and Irish Lions' Jamie Roberts runs with the ball during their rugby tour match against NSW and QLD combined country on June 11, 2013
Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate join Racing Metro
Racing Metro confirm the signings of Welsh duo Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate.
Jun 17, 13:00
The British and Irish Lions' Jonathon Sexton runs his way to scoring a try during their rugby union tour match against the Force on June 5, 2013
Result: British and Irish Lions ease past Western Force
The British and Irish Lions win their first tour match in Australia with a 69-17 victory over Western Force in Perth.
Jun 5, 12:54
Jonny Wilkinson kicks for Toulon
Jonathan Sexton disappointed by Jonny Wilkinson omission
Jonathan Sexton says that he would have loved to have been competing with Jonny Wilkinson for a place in the British and Irish Lions side.
May 14, 07:01
Jamie Roberts
Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate 'to join French club Racing Metro'
Wales pair Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate will reportedly sign for Racing Metro at the end of the season.
Apr 10, 09:37
Leinster's Jonathan Sexton gets past Clermont Auvergne's Morgan Parra on December 15, 2012
Jonathan Sexton to make Leinster return?
Leinster reveal that Jonathan Sexton could make his comeback for the club in their RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Munster at the weekend.
Apr 8, 16:47
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Jonathan Sexton ruled out for Ireland
Jonathan Sexton is ruled out of Ireland's Six Nations clash with France due to a muscular injury.
Mar 6, 12:31

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