An inspirational captain of his country, 37-year-old Johnny Sexton goes in search of his fourth Six Nations Championship win in 2023.
We take a deep dive into Sexton's background and legendary rugby career...
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Johnny Sexton is the captain of Ireland's international rugby union team. Sexton has made 109 appearances for Ireland's senior side, scoring 1,015 points.
Sexton has also represented the British & Irish Lions six times.
Sexton was born in Rathgar, a suburb of Dublin in Ireland. He also has family ties in North Kerry and West Clare. Sexton's uncle, William Sexton, played rugby for Garryowen, Munster and the Ireland national team.
Growing up, Sexton played mini rugby with Bective Rangers in Donnybrook, Dublin, and attended St Mary's College in the Irish capital. It was his performances for his school team which caught the attention of professional club Leinster.
Sexton is 37 years old. He was born on 11th July 1985.
Sexton is the captain of Irish club Leinster, who compete in the United Rugby Championship and the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Sexton began his career as a professional at Leinster in 2006, spending seven years at the club before transferring to Racing 92 in France in 2013.
The Irish legend returned to Leinster two years later in 2015, where he continues to play today.
Johnny Sexton plays as a fly-half, and is the regular place-kicker for both club and country.
Sexton prepares to take a conversion during Ireland's 32-15 victory against England at Twickenham in the 2022 Six Nations.
Sexton underwent surgery at the beginning of January after injuring his cheekbone in action for Leinster against Connacht in the United Rugby Championship.
This injury has placed the Ireland captain's participation in the Six Nations in doubt, although he was deemed fit enough to be named in manager Andy Farrell's 37-man squad selection with the hope he can recover in time.
Sexton announced plans to retire after the 2023 Rugby World Cup during the 2021 Six Nations, although the Ireland skipper has recently not ruled out playing on following the showpiece in France later this year.
Johnny Sexton's 1,015 points for Ireland ranks him second in his nation's all-time standings behind Ronan O'Gara on 1,083.
The Ireland captain stands as one of the highest points-scorers in the history of international rugby union.
Sexton has been selected to represent the British & Irish Lions on two occasions - in 2013 and 2017. Sexton has made six appearances for the Lions in total, scoring five points.
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