Sexton ties O’Gara’s Tournament scoring record

By Le Figaro



Jonathan Sexton remains, at 37, the master of playing the XV of Clover. LEE SMITH / REUTERS

The veteran opener of the XV of Clover equaled, against Scotland, the record of his compatriot (557 points), which dated from 2013.

By scoring 7 points this Sunday against Scotland (one penalty, two transformations) on the occasion of the fourth day of the competition, the Irish opener Jonathan Sexton (37) tied the record for points scored in the Six Nations Tournament (557 points), while honoring his 112th selection at Murrayfield with the XV of Clover since 2009.

The Leinster flyhalf – substituted in the 70th minute – returned to match his compatriot’s record Ronan O’Garaa former Munster icon who became the manager of Rochelais Stadiumwho had scored a total of 557 points in the continental competition and totaled 128 selections between 2000 and 2013 (1,083 points over his entire career).

Absent against Italy the previous day, Sexton had scored seven points in the 48 minutes he played in the 32-19 win over France in Dublin to reach a tally of 550, surping the English Jonny Wilkinson (546).

Record to improve against England

Sexton, currently under his contract with his Federation (IRFU) until the next World Cup, can overtake O’Gara next week when England come to Dublin for the 5th and final day of the Six Nations. .

Sexton has won the Tournament three times: in 2014 and 2015, making the Grand Slam in 2018. O’Gara, for his part, had only won the Tournament once, in 2009, participating in the second Grand Slam of the history of the XV du Clover after that of 1948.

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