Sexton heading for Paris


Jonny Sexton will be playing for Racing Metro for the next two seasons. I understand he made his decision this morning having rejected the IRFU’s offer which was in the ballpark of €450-500k, in favour of a €750k offer from Racing.

The move offers him a whole new lifestyle with a very ambitious club, without having to sacrifice his international career. I’ll look at the implications for him and Ireland and Leinster in more depth in the Sunday Independent.

 

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About Brendan Fanning

Brendan Fanning has been involved in rugby all of his life as a player, coach and journalist. He has been rugby correspondent on the Sunday Independent since 1996, and has been reporting on the game since the mid 1980s when he stopped playing with Clontarf. In 2007 his book From There to Here, a definitive account of Ireland’s transition from amateur to professional rugby, was published to critical acclaim.
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4 Responses to Sexton heading for Paris

  1. Barry says:

    Terrible news for Leinster

  2. Rogocoko says:

    Sacre Bleu!

  3. Brian Hand says:

    He is right to go. Fair play to him. He will get to live in a different culture, make some money, play good rugby and is young enough to come back, if he wants to, and finish his career back in Ireland. Johnny Be Goode…as Chuck Berry would say…….

  4. Pingback: Au revoir Johnny. Sexton’s move to France now a Racing certainty | JOE.ie

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