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Sexton Signs New IRFU Contract To Rejoin Leinster

Sexton Signs New IRFU Contract To Rejoin Leinster

The IRFU and Leinster Rugby are pleased to announce that Jonathan Sexton has signed a contract with the IRFU, until the end of November 2019, which will see him rejoin Leinster for the 2015/16 season.

Jonathan Sexton made 110 appearances for Leinster between 2006 and 2013, scoring 1015 points for his native province. While at Leinster he won three European Cups, two PRO12 titles and a Challenge Cup.
Sexton made his Ireland debut in the 41-6 victory over Fiji in November 2009. The 29-year-old out-half has won 45 caps for Ireland, scoring 391 points. His most recent appearance for Ireland was in the 23-17 defeat of Argentina on the 2014 summer tour.

He played in all five games of Ireland’s 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship-winning campaign and toured with the 2013 series-winning British & Irish Lions squad, starting in all three Tests against Australia.

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His recent injury has ruled him out for a number of weeks but he is hopeful of returning for Ireland in the GUINNESS Series in November – tickets are on sale now on ticketmaster.ie
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “Jonathan is one the best out-halves in world rugby and the IRFU are delighted that he will be playing his rugby in Ireland. Irish rugby will benefit hugely from having a player of his calibre playing full-time in Ireland.”

Commenting on the new contract, Jonathan Sexton said: “I am pleased to be rejoining Leinster, the province where I started my professional career. I grew up playing my rugby in Leinster and always wanting to pull on the blue jersey so I am delighted to be able to return to play my club rugby in Ireland.”

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