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Jonathan Sexton
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Sexton in 2013 while playing for Racing 92.
Date of birth 11 July 1985 (1985-07-11) (age 36)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st; 200 lb)
School St Mary's College
University University College Dublin
Notable relative(s) Jerry Sexton (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2013
2013–2015
2015–
Leinster
Racing 92
Leinster
110
40
63
(1,027)
(350)
(480)
Correct as of 10 April 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 Ireland Schools 5 ()
2005–2006 Ireland U21 10 ()
2007–2009 Ireland A 11 (66)
2009– Ireland 99 (925)
2013, 2017 British & Irish Lions 6 (5)
Correct as of 20 March 2021

Jonathan Sexton is an Irish rugby union player who plays as a fly-half for Leinster Rugby and Ireland, and also captains both teams. He also previously represented the British & Irish Lions in both 2013 and 2017 and has scored over 900 points in his international career, making him one of the highest points-scorers in rugby union history.

Sexton was the winner of World Rugby Player of the Year in 2018, having previously been a nominee for the award in 2014. He is only the second Irish player in history to win the award, after inaugural winner Keith Wood, in 2001.

Sexton became the 106th player to captain Ireland when he led the team out at their 2019 Rugby World Cup 3rd Pool A group match at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in Japan on Thursday 3 October 2019. He was officially named captain for the 2020 Six Nations Championship.

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