'New career lined up" - Johnny Sexton reveals he WON'T be going into coaching - Ruck

‘New career lined up” – Johnny Sexton reveals he WON’T be going into coaching

Johnny Sexton, the Irish rugby star, has revealed that he has been undertaking work experience as he prepares for life after rugby, which he plans to retire from following the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

In an interview with the Irish Times, Sexton confirmed that he is unlikely to go into coaching after he retires.

Sexton stated, “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.”

He also mentioned that he wouldn’t want to jeopardize his relationships with the players he coached by having played with them previously.

Sexton went on to explain that rugby has been his passion, and he has been involved in it for 20 years, since he was a kid. However, he feels that it is essential to step away from it to try another walk of life, and then see what happens.

He intends to go into the business world and see if that suits him. He mentioned that he has been doing a bit of work experience there over the last few years, one day a week, so he will delve into it and see how it goes.

Sexton acknowledges that business may not be for him, and he may get the itch straight away and come out of retirement to play for St Marys. It’s important for him to explore other avenues and not limit himself to only what he knows.

In addition, the management company owned by Johnny Sexton has seen a significant rise in accumulated profits, with profits increasing by almost £307,000 to nearly £2.5m in the previous year.

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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.