Vincent Hogan: Sexton wise enough to see bigger picture
Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00
As maybe a dozen reporters squeezed close, there were the beginnings of a grin on Jonathan Sexton's face. He understood the implicit swindle of what was looming now, the great, breezy lie of all this conviviality.
One week on from a catalogue of mishaps in Cardiff, hosannas rained upon him.
Short memories are small blessings in the 'mixed zone' where players step up to makeshift barriers and shoot the breeze with media as if meeting old friends.