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Sunday 22 October 2017

Sexton's magic number ends up at Number 10

Richard Wheeler

FROM the custodian of one Number 10 to another.

Jonny Sexton's Lions jersey found its way into the hands of British Prime Minister David Cameron at a special reception in Downing Street.

Mr Cameron was presented with the Ireland and Racing Metro's fly-half jersey from the Lions tour, and remarked his son, Arthur, had been inspired to play rugby because of the Lions' exploits.

He told members of the squad: "My son, just because of you guys, has just started tag rugby. He will be so excited about this jersey."

Mr Cameron congratulated captain Sam Warburton and coach Warren Gatland as they brought along the Tom Richards Cup.

The Lions emerged victorious against Australia during the summer.

Meanwhile, England centre Manu Tuilagi was at the centre of a Twitter storm when a photograph appeared which purported to show him making a "bunny ears" gesture with his fingers behind the back of Mr Cameron during the visit.

Irish Independent

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