Friday, May 29, 2015

Come on home Johnny

Hardly the most action-packed Vine clip you'll ever see but for Leinster & Ireland fans, it still means a lot. (Also we've added some appropriate music in the YouTube clip below for you to play as you read)

When the news of Johnny Sexton's move to Racing Métro broke, the fear was that he'd be over-played and worn out appearing in the gruelling Top14 with it's August-June season.  How many times over the past two seasons have we checked reports on RM92's matches, not for the final score, but to see if he left the pitch under his own steam?

Clearly he's not a happy camper as he departed the Stade Jean-Bouin turf this evening...his side had been comprehensively dumped out of the playoffs at the barrage stage 38-15 by cross town rivals Stade Francais.  And I'm sure Jacky Lorenzetti must be wondering if he got his money's worth from his investment over the past two years.

Well all due respect to Parisian rugby, but this Irish fan reckons the past two seasons have gone brilliantly.  (This Leinster fan may not quite feel the same but we won't go into that just now!)  Back-to-back Six Nations titles, ranked third in the world, beat England, France, South Africa, Australia, and within a whisker of the All Blacks.

Cheer up, Johnny.  You're coming home now.  And there's exciting times ahead for both Leinster and Ireland.  JLP




Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019