Sexton grabs another illustrious title
NEWS: Ireland star flyhalf Jonathan Sexton have been named the has been named the Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year.
With the Ireland team Sexton has won the Six Nations Championship, a Grand Slam, the Triple Crown, and a first series win on Australian soil since 1979, and with Leinster, both the PRO14 and Champions Cup titles.
Last Saturday’s historic home victory over New Zealand in Dublin, 113 years in the making, has further cemented his position as one of the best flyhalf in the world.
Sexton was honoured at the gala awards evening, hosted by Gavin Krenski, Rory Sheridan, and Simon Lewis (Chairman of the Rugby Writers of Ireland)
“It’s a very prestigious award to win in Ireland,” Sexton said.
“You look at the list of players that have won it before, it’s very pleasing that your efforts can be acknowledged. It could have gone to many, many players with the season we had in this country, I can think of six or seven lads just off the top of my head, so I’m very happy to have been chosen,”
Leinster Rugby was named as club of the Year, marking an incredible season in which they claimed a historic double – beating Racing 92 in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao for a record-equalling fourth title, and then two weeks later, winning the PRO14 decider against the Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.