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Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose will form the centre partnership with Luke McGrath partnering Sexton in the half backs.
"I think once you are yourself in a new team environment, that’s when you can just start enjoying yourself and enjoying your rugby on the field."
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
Parker (24) is Irish-qualified and was previously with Sale Sharks and Munster, representing both clubs in the Champions Cup
Eamon Donoghue - Irish Times
McFarland worked as Gregor Townsend’s Scotland Forwards Coach from when he took over the national team in 2017 to the beginning of last year
Gavin Harper - Scottish Rugby Blog
With the news that the Kings have withdrawn from the PRO14, Sexton's future in the sport is unclear
Jerry Sexton: 'I knew I wasn't going to be an international... but I wish I tried a bit harder when I was younger'
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