Tue 1 Jan 2019 | 09:23

Sexton lost control in Limerick

Sexton lost control in Limerick
Tue 1 Jan 2019 | 09:23
Sexton lost control in Limerick

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Questions have been raised over Johnny Sexton’s leadership after Leinster’s 17-26 loss to Munster in Limerick.

The World Rugby Player of the Year seemed to lose control on a few occasions in a heated encounter at Thomond Park. Leinster received two yellow cards and one red card in the match, which had many scuffles.

Sexton was also involved in a few confrontations with Munster players on the field.

However, Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi defended the Leinster captain.

“That personality made him the best player in the world as well, so you can take it or leave it, you know? I’d rather take it,” Contepomi told Irish media (via Irish Independent).

“It’s something that he has to learn, for me, and try to control and that will make him even better, and maybe the best player next year and the following year.

“But it’s hard because we’re judging him on results and if we would have got the right technical detail and won that game, we would have said, ‘Oh how good was Johnny, he stood up’ or, ‘What a great leader’.

“It’s very hard, I don’t like judging on results, I’d rather take the learning. He has things to improve on, he’s human, but it’s not about him himself, it’s all about the team.

“The whole team had moments where we have to improve. He wasn’t sent off. It’s not that I want to put the blame on Cian (Healy) or Tadhg (Furlong), we all made errors and that ill-discipline harmed the whole team.”

Source: Irish Independent

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