Tuesday 25 October 2016

Video: Johnny Sexton tells a tale of an Ireland team-mate forced to bungee jump in the nip

Published 03/09/2015 | 13:59

Johnny Sexton speaking during '3Chats'
Johnny Sexton speaking during '3Chats'

Jonathan Sexton has revealed that one of his team-mates decided to bungee jump in New Zealand naked, but wouldn't spill on the beans on the identity of the player.

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The Ireland and Leinster out-half said the incident took place without the knowledge of the press and he will not divulge the name of the brave player

Speaking during the second instalment of '3Chats', from Three, proud sponsor of the Irish football and rugby teams, shared the moment with fellow Irish international John O'Shea.

Three, proud sponsor of the Irish football and rugby teams, has released the second instalment of the short-film series, ‘3Chats’, featuring Irish football hero, John O’Shea, and rugby playmaker, Johnny Sexton.

"Bungee jumping was a massive thing in New Zealand," he said.

"One of the lads had to do it in the nip. If that had got to the press," he joked.

Sexton, a keen Manchester United fan, was keen to press the five-time Premier League champion on his all-time toughest opponent.

O’Shea mentioned two names familiar to many: “Individually, Cristiano Ronaldo was the best player I played with, but in terms of an overall team effect, you’d have to have Roy Keane.”

As a massive season for Irish rugby continues to take shape, Sexton outlined how Joe Schmidt’s ruthless streak has shone through: “The Munster players were a bit worried that Joe would favour the Leinster players, but they quickly figured out that he is as ruthless as they come, and come the Monday morning video review, there was no holding back.”

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Sexton and O’Shea shared their stories of the role Irish fans play in driving on the national teams, with Sexton recalling his experience of football-mania as a supporter: “With soccer, it’s a different type of mad, the country just comes to a standstill”.

Fans can catch the short film and join the conversation on three.ie, www.facebook.com/3Ireland or @ThreeIreland.

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