The Irishman looked back on his team’s success against Tonga (59-16) and his points record within the club’s XV.
Jonathan Sexton, the captain of the Irish XV, spoke at a press conference about his total now of 1090 points scored in the Irish jersey, Ronan O’Gara’s record (1083 points) broken:I was just happy to score a try. It seemed to me that I had beaten him on the penalty just before. My son will definitely be happier than me. I’m proud, but it’s just a new record that will be broken one day. We will focus on the next match. We spent the summer training like crazy but the good thing is that now we have the legs to create opportunities and go for the test as soon as we can. But we still have a lot to work on.»
Sexton also returned to the Irish success against Tonga on Saturday evening (59-16): “We were good in touch, good in scrum, it’s great. We managed to score some good tries in the running game in the second half, I’m happy.» Enough to delve with appetite into the group’s future shock against South Africa on Saturday September 23: “As I said before Romania, we will only see if I am in good shape next Saturday. I will make sure to recover well, train well next Monday and Tuesday. We saw that the world champions are in good shape, but we can’t wait to face them. We want to finish first and win all our matches.»