Jump to main content



Jonathan Sexton Signs IRFU Contract Extension To 2021

Jonathan Sexton Signs IRFU Contract Extension To 2021

2018 World Rugby Player of the Year and Ireland vice-captain Jonathan Sexton has signed an IRFU contract extension which will see him play his rugby in Ireland up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

Jonathan Sexton, who turned 33 in July, made his Ireland debut against Fiji at the RDS in November 2009 and has subsequently amassed 78 caps for his country, scoring 738 points up to the end of the recent GUINNESS Series.

A pivotal figure in Ireland’s recent Six Nations successes (the 2014 and 2015 titles and this year’s Grand Slam), the experienced out-half was central to the victories over New Zealand in Chicago and Dublin and in claiming last summer’s Test series against Australia. 
A two-time British & Irish Lions tourist, Sexton featured in all six of the Lions’ most recent Test matches, helping them to achieve a series victory in Australia in the summer of 2013 and a drawn series in New Zealand last year.
The Dubliner made his Leinster debut back in 2006 against Border Reivers and has gone on to make more than 150 appearances for the province, scoring over 1300 points. At Leinster he has won four European Cups (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2018) a European Challenge Cup (2013), and three Celtic League/PRO12/PRO14 titles (2008, 2013 and 2018).
David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented: “Johnny’s hunger and drive mark him out as a truly world class competitor.  He sets a performance benchmark for those around him and is investing in the development of young out-halves in the Ireland squad while also seeking improvement in his own performance. 

Google Ad Manager – 300×250 – In Article

“He is a model professional and has been at the centre of a lot of the success enjoyed by Irish Rugby over the past few years.”

Sexton added: “I am delighted to sign a new IRFU contract to continue to play for Leinster and Ireland. It is where I have always wanted to play so I am delighted to extend. We get looked after extremely well here and it is an exciting time for Irish Rugby. I am looking forward to hopefully being a part of that over the next few years.”