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Jonathan Sexton born 11 July 1985 in Dublinmarker, is a rugby union player for Leinster Rugby in the Magners League and Heineken Cup. Sexton is a nephew of former Garryowen,Munster and Ireland rugby player Willie Sexton. Sexton's family are originally from Listowelmarker,County Kerrymarker.

Sexton is registered to St. Mary's College RFC who play in AIB League Division 1.Sexton usually plays as Fly-half but has played several different positions in the back-line.He attended St. Marys collegemarker in Dublinmarker and scored a drop goal in the dying moments of St. Marys' 2002 Leinster Senior Cup final win.

Leinster

He was part of Leinster's Magners League winning side in 2007/08.

On 2 May 2009, he came on for Felipe Contepomi in the Heineken Cup semi-final helping Leinster beat rivals Munster 25-6. He then started in Leinster's home match against the Llanelli Scarlets in the Magners League, scoring 15 points (including a try) in a man of the match performance.As a result of Contepomi's injury, he started the 2009 Heineken Cup Final. He kicked a spectacular drop goal from the halfway line and also kicked the winning penalty that saw Leinster win their first European Cup against Leicester Tigers at Murrayfieldmarker.

Ireland

He was selected as part of the Ireland squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship but sustained a fractured thumb shortly beforehand playing for Leinster.Sexton was selected to play for Ireland A in the 2009 Churchill Cup. Ireland A went on to win the tournamnent beating England Saxons 49-22 in the final with Sexton scoring 15 points depsite being sin-binned.He won his first cap for Ireland in the Test against Fiji at the RDS in Dublin on 21 November, 2009 scoring 16 points (5 conversions and 2 penalty goals)and winning Man of the Match. On 24 November 2009 Sexton was selected ahead of veteran fly-half Ronan O'Gara in Ireland's autumn international against South Africa. He was once again impressive, kicking all of Ireland's 15 points in a 15-10 victory against the World Champions. After the match, scans confirmed that he sustained a broken bone in his hand which will keep him out of action for up to a month.

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