Johnny Sexton is an Irish rugby union player who plays as a fly-half for Leinster Rugby and Ireland and he also captains both teams.

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Sexton was the winner of World Rugby Player of the Year in 2018, having previously been a nominee for the award in 2014.

Johnny Sexton : Age | wife | Family | Salary | Injury

Rugby union career
      BPosition(s)             Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
  St Mary’s   ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Racing 92

He is only the second Irish player in history to win the award, after inaugural winner Keith Wood, in 2001.

Sexton became the 106th player to captain Ireland when he led the team out at their 2019 Rugby World Cup 3rd Pool A group match at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in Japan on Thursday 3 October 2019.

He was officially named captain for the 2020 Six Nations Championship.


Sexton was born in Rathgar, Dublin, but has family ties to North Kerry and West Clare; he is a nephew of former Garryowen, Munster and Ireland rugby player William Sexton.

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Birth name Jonathan Jeremiah Sexton
Date of birth 11 July 1985.
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 91 kg (14.3 st; 201 lb)
Age 37 Years. As of 2022
University University College Dublin
Notable relative(s) Jerry Sexton (brother)
Spouse Laura Priestley (m. 2013)
Children 3

He attended St Mary’s College, Dublin and scored a drop goal in the dying moments of the school’s 2002 Leinster Senior Schools Cup final win.

His performances at St. Mary’s led to Sexton being selected for Leinster.

He made his debut against the Border Reivers in 2006.

Sexton holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (2012) from UCD, University College Dublin.

Sexton was part of Leinster’s Celtic League winning side in 2007–08. On 2 May 2009 he established himself in the Leinster first team, replacing the injured Argentine fly-half Felipe Contepomi as an early substitute in the Heineken Cup semi-final to help Leinster beat rivals Munster by a convincing 25–6.

He then started in Leinster’s home match against the Scarlets in the Celtic League, scoring 15 points (including a try) in a man of the match performance.

Johnny Sexton wife

Sexton married his childhood sweetheart Laura Priestly in 2013 after they met as teenagers.

She works as a teacher and the pair have three kids together Luca, Amy and Sophie.

Johnny Sexton : Age | wife | Family | Salary | Injury

They tied the knot while surrounded by their family, friends and Johnny’s Leinster and Ireland teammates.

Laura looked stunning as she wore a 1920s-inspired cream wedding dress from Myrtle Ivory, a Dublin boutique.

The simple but elegant gown had a triple silk design and a plunging neckline. She wore her hair in an up-do with a diamanté headband and white Lillie bud.


Jonny and Laura Sexton have become parents for the first time.

The Irish rugby star and his wife of one year are celebrating the birth of a little boy, who arrived two weeks early today. 

Born at 7lbs, the new arrival came as a surprise for the couple, but all are happy and healthy.

The high profile couple have named their first born Luca.

The Sextons, who are based in Paris, confirmed Laura’s pregnancy in February.

Last month, he said he would be tempted to return home due to his growing family.

“They (Racing Metro) are keen to get talking now and I’ve said, ‘let’s wait until the end of the season’,” he previously told the Irish Independent.

“It’s a family decision now, we’ve a baby on the way, me and Laura, and it’s very much a case of ‘let’s see how that goes’ – having a kid here and not having grandparents, aunties and uncles to look after it.

“We’ll just have to see how that goes for the next few months, all being well, touch wood, we’ll see what the options are then.

Johnny Sexton Salary 

As of 2022, Ronan has a net worth of $1.5million with a salary of around $650,000 from Rugby annually.

Johnny Sexton : Age | wife | Family | Salary | Injury

  • Salary  :  $650,000

He makes money from brand endorsements and his annual club contract.

He made his mark as a professional Rugby Player very early age.


Johnny Sexton failed his Head Injury Assessment (HIA) after going off with a knock against New Zealand.

The Leinster fly-half was replaced by Joey Carbery having slipped into Sam Cane during the first half in Auckland.

Johnny Sexton : Age | wife | Family | Salary | Injury

There had been hope that Sexton might return to action, but it was confirmed during half-time that he had failed his HIA.

That means that the 36-year-old now looks set to miss next weekend’s second Test in Dunedin too at the very least.

New concussion protocols came into effect on Friday which state that players diagnosed with concussion will face an increased minimum stand-down period of 12 days.

By Rishabh

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