Brendan Fanning: Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson neck and neck in race to be Ireland's playmaker of choice
Gentlemen, start your engines. For the first time since Declan Kidney was juggling the names of Ronan O'Gara and Johnny Sexton to see who would fall first into the 10 slot, the race for the Ireland playmaker's jersey is an issue.
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