Johnny Sexton announces autobiography

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Johnny Sexton hung up his rugby boots last year.

It was definitely a bittersweet moment as his last match was Ireland’s Rugby World Cup loss to New Zealand.

However, he had an incredible career under his belt.

Now he has revealed that he will be publishing his autobiography.


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Taking to social media he announced the good news: “I am delighted to let you know that I have written my autobiography which will be published in October. I tried to make this an honest account of my career so I hope you will enjoy reading it.”

The book will hit shelves on the 10th of October this year.

He was inundated with all of the sweetest comments.

“congratulations cannot wait to read it!!!” Niamh Cullen wrote.

“Huge congrats @sexton_johnny10,” Anna Geary commented.

His book will be published almost a year after he retired. After his final match, Johnny shared an emotional statement on social media.

“Retirement is never an easy next step for any professional athlete. It is especially hard after the rollercoaster of emotions from the last few weeks in France,” he wrote.

“The sadness and frustration we couldn’t progress further remain, they will for a long time to come but the overarching feeling is the pride I felt playing with such a committed and talented group of players. The best group I have been lucky enough to be a part of……on and off the pitch. Leaving these players and these coaches is what is making retirement so tough.


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“I’ve said it many times before but there’s no feeling like playing in front of a home Irish crowd and that’s what it felt like in Bordeaux, Nantes and in Paris on those three special Saturdays.

“I want to thank my teammates, both for Leinster and Ireland, for everything they have given to me. The last season was one of the most enjoyable of my career and it makes it even more special to do so with people you care about, friends who will stay a part of my life in the future.”

He went on to say: “To all the teachers, coaches, support staff and all those who encouraged and supported my career starting out in Bective, St. Mary’s College, club and school, for over 30 years, thank you for everything.

“To the supporters of Leinster, Racing, the British & Irish Lions and Ireland – with whom I was proud to share my journey – thank you for your faith and unwavering support.


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“To my family, my parents, brothers and sister who nurtured my love of the game and instilled my drive, I couldn’t have made this journey without you.

“Finally to my wife Laura and our children, your unconditional love helped inspire me through the ups and downs of life and I am incredibly excited about our next chapter together. By far my proudest moments were getting to play with my kids watching on.”

He concluded: “4 years ago we sat down as a squad and spoke about what we wanted to achieve. Our main motivation and objective was to inspire the nation. I think we achieved that. We lost, but we won.”

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