VIDEO: Sexton left speechless
WATCH how 2018 World Rugby Player of the year Johnny Sexton produced a very unconventional acceptance speech.
The 33-year-old lost his voice, however, he made use of Ireland teammate Rory Best’s vocals to deliver the speech.
The flyhalf was instrumental in Ireland’s Six Nations Grand Slam and also played a vital role in Leinster’s European and PRo14 title.
Sexton beat All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett – the winner for the last two years – South Africa scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, New Zealand try machine Rieko Ioane and Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx.
It was an Irish triple at the ceremony in Monaco as Ireland were named Team of the Year and Joe Schmidt won Coach of the Year.