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NAME Jonny Sexton
DOB Jul 24, 1985
CLUB Leinster
HEIGHT 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
WEIGHT 92 kilograms (14.5 st)
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The fly-half, a former pupil at St Mary’s College, was capped through the age grades with Leinster and Ireland and appeared at the Junior World Cup with that national Under-21 side in 2005. He had to wait 11 months for his second senior game with Leinster, landing two penalties in an away defeat to Munster. More than 800 points have followed since that evening at Thomond Park.

Sexton began 2007/08 brightly with 13 and 15 point hauls, including tries in both games, against Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues. He appeared 16 times in the Magners League as the Blues’ won the top prize. He also made his first two appearances in the Heineken Cup.

The playmaker’s star was on the rise and he made his Ireland debut against Fiji in November 2009. One week later, Sexton kicked his country to a remarkable win over the then world champion Springbok team.

During Leinster's 2011 Heineken Cup final against the
 Northampton Saints, Sexton scored 28 points including 2 tries in a historic and greatest comeback in a European Cup rugby final. They beat Northampton 33-22 at the Millennium Stadium after falling 22-6 down at halftime, earning Sexton a man of the match award and his second Heineken Cup medal. His 28 points in that match makes him the second-highest scorer in one game in Heineken Cup history.


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