Tuesday 17 October 2017

Ireland rugby hero Jonny Sexton and wife expecting second child

Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Johnny Sexton and his wife Laura
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Rugby star Johnny Sexton and his wife Laura are expecting their second child.

The couple, both aged 30, will be welcoming their new arrival next month.

The new baby will be a brother or sister for the couple's son Luca (19 months).

The baby's birth is likely to come at a busy time for the Leinster out-half because he'll be one of the leading lights in Ireland's campaign to retain their RBS Six Nations title, with the opening game against Wales on February 7.

Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura

Not one to let the small matter of being heavily pregnant stop her from supporting her other half, Laura lined out among supporters in the stand at Leinster's Champions Cup game against Bath in the RDS last Saturday.

The couple are childhood sweethearts and they wed at Adare Manor in July 2013, 10 years after they first met as teenagers.

The former St Mary's rugby player returned from a two-year spell with Racing Metro in France to rejoin his Leinster team-mates this season.

Sexton made his comeback after suffering a disappointing injury during the Rugby World Cup in Ireland's game against France.

Irish Independent

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