Jonathan "Johnny" Sexton is an Irish rugby union player. He plays fly-half for Leinster Rugby and Ireland. Sexton has been the Captain of Leinster since 2018 and is also one of Ireland's two Vice-Captains internationally, having made his debut for Ireland in 2009. He has also previously represented the British and Irish Lions in both 2013 and 2017 and has scored over 700 points in his international career, making him one of the highest points-scorers in rugby union history.
Sexton was the winner of World Rugby Player of the Year in 2018, having previously been a nominee for the award in 2014. He is only the second Irish player in history to win the award, after inaugural winner, Keith Wood, in 2001. Sexton 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 the 2013 British and Irish Lions in their tour to Australia. He played in all three of the tests, scoring one try. Sexton was then selected for the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. Sexton came off the bench for the first test against New Zealand and started in the second and third, despite being seriously injured with a broken wrist and ruptured ankle before the third test.