Johnny Sexton verdict: Ireland captain learns his fate - Ruck

Johnny Sexton verdict: Ireland captain learns his fate

The full Johnny Sexton verdict will appear here when available.

Initial expectations were that the disciplinary outcome would be announced within 24 hours of the hearing. However, contrary to those expectations, multiple reports indicate that the decision will not be made public today.

Ie42 Murray Kinsella, a reputable source, tweeted: “No update from Johnny Sexton case today. The independent disciplinary committee is still reviewing the details before reaching a final decision.”

This update suggests that the verdict is not straightforward, and Sexton’s chances of avoiding a lengthy ban may be more favorable than they were at this time yesterday.

The disciplinary hearing, which took place on Thursday, was chaired by Christopher Quinlan KC. Adam Casselden SC and Marcello D’Orey were also part of the panel.

Johnny Sexton verdict:

Following Leinster’s loss to La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final on 20 May, the fly-half, aged 38, found himself at the center of a misconduct complaint for his behavior towards match officials.

Despite being sidelined due to injury, he made his way onto the pitch after the game. It is worth noting that Sexton plans to retire after the World Cup in France.

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the organizing body for the Champions Cup, filed misconduct complaints against Sexton and Leinster. They conducted a comprehensive investigation and review of Sexton’s actions and criticized Leinster for failing to exercise reasonable control over their player.

During the Dublin final, Leinster suffered a narrow 27-26 defeat, with Sexton, nursing a groin injury, engaging in an altercation with referee Jaco Peyper and other match officials once the match concluded.


On Thursday, Sexton will appear before an independent disciplinary panel chaired by Christopher Quinlan KC via video conference call.

Ireland’s upcoming World Cup warm-up matches are scheduled against Italy on 5 August, followed by matches against England and Samoa.

Their first World Cup game is set to take place on 9 September in Bordeaux against Romania. It is important to note that any potential suspension for Sexton could impact his availability for both the warm-up matches and the tournament itself.

The Johnny Sexton verdict will appear here as soon as it’s available.

“£2.5m” – Johnny Sexton confirms he’s stepping away from rugby after the World Cup

Ireland star Johnny Sexton has revealed he’s been doing work experience as he prepares for life after rugby following the World Cup.

The veteran fly-half, who will hang up his boots following the 2023 Rugby World Cup, confirmed in an interview with the Irish Times that he likely won’t go into coaching.

Sexton said: “I would never say never, you never know what life is going to throw at you

“It wouldn’t be my plan straight away, if an offer came in, it wouldn’t be right for me to coach with guys I played with the last number of years.

“I certainly wouldn’t want to jeopardise this year, because if they find out you’re coaching them, the relationship changes straight away. I won’t be doing it for the foreseeable future.

“Rugby is my passion, it’s all I’ve known. I’ve been doing it for 20 years, longer maybe, when I was a kid. But I think it’s important to step away from it to try another walk of life. And then we’ll see what happens.”


“I’ll go and see if I can do something in the business world, I’ve been doing a bit of work experience there over the last few years, one day a week, so I’ll go into that and see how it goes.

“It might not be for me. I might get the itch straight away and come out of retirement, play for St Marys!”

The previous year saw a significant rise in accumulated profits at the management company owned by Johnny Sexton, the renowned rugby captain of Ireland.

The profits surged by nearly £307,000, reaching an impressive total of almost £2.5m..


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6 rugby players now making it big in business after smart investments

Here’s some of the most prominent rugby players to have made waves in business.

Stuart Hogg

After confirming his retirement, Hogg said in a statement: “A new career beckons and I will attack in the same manner as I play the game.”

The Scotland legend has revealed he isn’t too keen on coaching, but will remain in the game as a pundit after making his debut on BBC during the 2023 Six Nations.


Sources tell RUCK that BT Sport (soon to be TNT Sports) are keen. to recruit the fullback as a key part of their 2023/24 Premiership coverage.


He is the co-owner of steak house Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow.

The focus for Finsbay Flatiron is steak, specialising in 8oz flat irons (as the name suggests) and steaks from £8 on weekdays and £10 on weekends, as well as sides like mac and cheese and triple cooked chips.


He’s a director of a distillery named Maiden Batch.

Caulker’s is a collaborative effort between five Glasgow men, two of whom happen to be British Lions and Scotland rugby internationals, Hogg and Alastair Kellock. The bottle is signed by all five.

Jack Nowell

The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.

Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.

He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.