• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Sexton returns to Leinster next year

Jonathan Sexton has agreed a four-year deal to return to home club Leinster from Racing Metro next summer.

The British and Irish Lions fly-half has completed terms on a lucrative IRFU and Leinster central contract, in a clear boost to Ireland manager Joe Schmidt's Rugby World Cup 2015 preparations.

Sexton had been widely tipped to return to Ireland after his second year in France, and has now made good on the rumours.

"It's a choice for my family, my international career and my extended family in Ireland," said Sexton. "I have a great rapport with everyone here, it was a very hard decision to make.

"I am pleased to be rejoining Leinster, the club where I started my professional career."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.