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Jonathan Sexton Signs One-Year Extension To IRFU Contract

Jonathan Sexton Signs One-Year Extension To IRFU Contract

Leinster and Ireland out-half Jonathan Sexton has signed a one-year extension to his IRFU contract up to the end of the 2021/22 season.

The 2018 World Player of the Year took on the Ireland captaincy in January 2020 and is one of Irish Rugby’s most decorated players.

Jonathan has been central to both Leinster and Ireland’s success for over a decade, following his international debut against Fiji in November 2009.

A two-time Lions tourist in 2013 and 2017, he has won three Six Nations titles with Ireland and four European Cups with Leinster. The 35-year-old Dubliner has represented his provinces on 171 occasions, scoring 1505 points.

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented:

Johnny continues to show he has the quality and appetite to compete at the highest levels. He is playing an important leadership role with the Ireland squad and his insight and experience continues to be of great value to the group.”

Sexton added:

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I am really enjoying my rugby and I want to keep learning and adding value to both the Ireland and Leinster environments.

“I am enjoying the challenge of captaincy and the added responsibility that it brings. My appetite for success is the same as it ever was and the ambitions of both the Ireland and Leinster squads match my own.”