Ireland’s rugby star, Johnny Sexton, has recently shared his foray into work experience as he prepares for life beyond rugby, which will culminate after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
In an interview with the Irish Times, the seasoned fly-half indicated that coaching is not currently in his plans.
Sexton said, “I wouldn’t rule it out entirely. Life is unpredictable, and you never know what opportunities may arise. However, coaching is not on the immediate horizon for me. It wouldn’t feel right to coach alongside players I’ve shared the field with for many years.”
He emphasised, “I certainly don’t want to disrupt this year, as coaching would inevitably alter the dynamic between me and my fellow players. So, coaching is not in my foreseeable future.”
“Rugby has been my lifelong passion, a part of me for two decades or even longer, going back to my childhood. Yet, I believe it’s essential to step away from it and explore new avenues in life. Only time will reveal what the future holds.”
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“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.
Nigel Owens ranks who is worst to referee between Biggar, Farrell and Sexton
Arguably, the three worst players to deal with these days are Owen Farrell, Dan Biggar and Johnny Sexton.
Owens has had his say on all three, ranking them from worst to best.
#3. Owen Farrell (England)
Nigel Owens said: “I can only speak from my own experience of refereeing him and, when I did, he was an excellent captain to deal with.
“I have a huge amount of respect for him as a player and a person. He always knew where the line was with me.
“I would say to him that he could always come and talk to me as long as it was at the right time and in the right tone and he always did that.”