Ireland and more than half of Leinster’s Johnny Sexton have signed an agreement extending until the end of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. Johnny made his 100th Ireland cap against Japan in November and played a key role in Ireland’s third win over New Zealand. Rugby Fans can buy Rugby World Cup 2023 Tickets from our website.
He reached the milestone of 500 Six Nations Championship points against Wales in the first round of this year’s tournament and has made 103 appearances for Ireland to date. The former World Player of the Year was named Ireland’s captain in January 2020 by Andy Farrell. He has led the team to 10 wins in 13 games as a field general.
Johnny represented Ireland at three Rugby World Cups (2011, 2015 and 2019). He made his international debut against Fiji in November 2009. Johnny was a two-time Lions visitor (2013 and 2017). He won three Six Nations League titles with Ireland and five European Cups with Leinster. He represented his shires 178 times and scored 1549 points.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora says: “Johnny’s remains an integral part of both Ireland and Leinster and his performances remain at the highest level. He has been a leader on the pitch, having captained Ireland for the past two years has been in top matches over the years. So, Johnny has been a generational player and we are pleased to have him protracted until 2023.”
Johnny Sexton stated: “I always say that if I love my rugby and the teams in Ireland and Leinster believe. I can add value to the environment then it will be easy to sign a new deal. Good capacity from Leinster at the moment. I’m happy about the vision of playing with Ireland in a fourth World Cup. The possibility for this group to grow between now and then.”