Jonathan Sexton facts for kids
Sexton in 2013 while playing for Racing 92.
|Date of birth||11 July 1985|
|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|
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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