Johnny Sexton signed a one-year extension to his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), until the end of the 2021/22 season. The 35-year-old starter, who has made 97 caps for his national team, joins the two teammates who agreed on their new bond in recent days: Vice Captain James Ryan and Iain Henderson
“I am really enjoying my rugby and I want to continue learning and adding value to the Irish and Leinster environments,” Sexton told the IRFU website.
“I am enjoying the challenge of the captaincy and the added responsibility that comes with it. My appetite for success is the same as ever and the ambitions of the Irish and Leinster teams match mine. “
Sexton has been a key figure for Ireland for over a decade after his international debut against Fiji in November 2009.
The 2018 Player of the Year ranks second on the list of all-time goalscorers for his country – after his predecessor, Ronan O’Gara – having worn his total to 886 points, with two penalties and six conversions in last Saturday’s 48-10 victory over Italy for the Six Nations.