"Glass and metal" - Johnny Sexton has started new job after rejecting Ireland coaching role - Ruck

“Glass and metal” – Johnny Sexton has started new job after rejecting Ireland coaching role

Johnny Sexton, the former Ireland captain, retired from professional rugby following his team’s elimination from the Rugby World Cup by New Zealand in a heart-wrenching 28-24 quarter-final loss last month.

Remarkably, despite announcing his retirement from the sport only a few days ago, the 38-year-old has already secured employment beyond the world of rugby.

In fact, he has been holding a position at the same company for the past two years. Since April 2021, Sexton has been serving as a commercial manager for Ardagh Group, a supplier of glass and metal packaging based in Luxembourg.

Although there have been rumours of him potentially returning to the Irish rugby scene as a coach, Sexton is fully committed to his new role.

Before the World Cup, Sexton had dedicated one day a week to the group, but it is now anticipated that he will assume a more significant role.

In addition to his corporate career, he is also the proprietor of his own management company, JAS Management and Promotions Ltd, which posted profits of £2.431 million in 2022—an increase of nearly £305,000 compared to the previous year’s earnings.

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Richest Rugby Players:

6. Owen Farrell (England) – £2.6m

The Farrell family currently resides in Hertfordshire, England, where they lead a private and family-oriented life, away from the glare of the public eye. While Georgie may choose to stay out of the limelight, her presence and support have undoubtedly played a significant role in Owen’s success, both on and off the rugby field.

Their net worth is reported to be around £2.58m.

5. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand) – £11.6m

Despite his early exit from Toronto, the two-time Rugby World Cup winner still finds himself on the list. Starring in multiple sports; rugby league, rugby union and boxing, Williams has been in demand and has made good money down the years from numerous huge contracts.

Sonny Bill Facts:

  1. His actual full name is Sonny William Williams
  2. Williams’s younger sister, Niall, is a New Zealand former international touch football captain and current New Zealand rugby sevens player
  3. He was only the second person to represent New Zealand in rugby union after first playing for the country in rugby league
  4. Williams is one of only 21 players to have won the Rugby World Cup twice
  5. He onverted to Islam in 2009, while in France playing for Toulon