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“Not happy” – Johnny Sexton got into scrap after losing World Cup quarter-final

After his team’s 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter-final loss to New Zealand, Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton expressed his profound disappointment at full-time.

The captain’s visible anger was also captured in a clip shared on social media by ITV Rugby.

Reacting, one fan wrote; “He loves a whinge doesn’t he.”

Another said: “Never beaten always cheated. Delighted he’s heading home.”

A third commented: “Obviously he’s upset but just unclassy behaviour, not what you want to see at the end of such a magnificent match.”

“Assume not happy as he bottled it on the big stage again. Shame as the Irish over the last few years have been exceptional,” commented a fourth.

Sexton’s new career:

Sexton said, “I wouldn’t rule it out entirely (staying in the game). 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.”


“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!”

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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.”