Johnny Sexton can’t wait to play after settling he is fit against Italy again in the third round of the Guinness Six Nations. The Ireland captain lost the loss to France two weeks ago and was sidelined a few days ago with a hamstring injury. Six Nations 2022 Fans can buy England Vs Ireland Tickets from our website.

Johnny Sexton is back fit and ready to go against Italy
Johnny Sexton is back fit and ready to go against Italy

In his nonappearance, Joey Carbery came in for half, but Ireland lost 30-24 to mighty France. After a week-long break, Sexton is now back in the squad for Sunday’s game against the Azzurri in Dublin.

“Yeah, thank goodness,” Sexton said when asked if he was fit enough to play.

“I had a full training last weekend, then a day at the physic the day we played the U20s (Saturday). Then a full preparation today and yesterday and everything was fine.

“I stopped early (for France) on Wednesday and hoped it wouldn’t be too bad. But we had scans and it was bad enough to rule me out.”

Ireland’s destiny is now out of their hands after a third consecutive defeat to France.

Sexton played in a 35-27 defeat to Paris in the 2020 Championships. A match in which Ireland could have won the title on extra points.

Johnny Sexton returns against Italy

Obviously frustrated with ten minutes to go that day. He admitted it was hard to miss the chance to make it up at the Stade de France.

Sexton is now back in the squad for Sunday's game against the Azzurri in Dublin
Sexton is now back in the squad for Sunday’s game against the Azzurri in Dublin

“I’m not the greatest viewer and it was a very difficult game,” Sexton said.

“I think it’s a game that I’ve pretty much had in my skull for the past two years. I’m a good place to put it on the bed and put those experts on to put the bed.

“Look, I had a minor injury and it was bad timing, but the team learned some great things there. But it was certainly hard to watch from the opinions, yeah.”

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