Monday 31 August 2015

Like father like son - Jonny Sexton's son Luca catches first rugby game with dad

Published 05/08/2014 | 18:48

Ireland and Racing Metro out-half Jonathan Sexton with his wife Laura and son Luca at the game. 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Fina, Pool B, Ireland v New Zealand, Marcoussis, Paris, France. Picture credit: Aurélien Meunier / SPORTSFILE
Ireland and Racing Metro out-half Jonathan Sexton with his wife Laura and son Luca at the game. 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Fina, Pool B, Ireland v New Zealand, Marcoussis, Paris, France. Picture credit: Aurélien Meunier / SPORTSFILE
Mr Sexton and Mrs Sexton after the service
Man of the MAtch Johnny Sexton gets akiss from Girlfriend Laura Priestly. Photo: Ray Cullen
Johnny Sexton and his fiancee Laura Priestley at dublin airport after returning from the Lions
Sexton with his fiancee Laura Priestly
Johnny Sexton and his new wife Laura in Adare today

IRELAND rugby star Jonny Sexton has taken baby son to Luca to his first rugby match.

He was spotted at the Ireland V New Zealand ladies clash in France, along with wife Laura.

The couple welcomed their son Luca on June 28 - and brought him home to meet family and friends last month.

Jonny and Laura, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month, have been spending some quality time with their child before the international outhalf resumes rugby training for the forthcoming season with his French club Racing Metro.

Luca was born early and weighed in at a healthy 7lbs.

Laura worked as a secondary school teacher at Loreto on the Green in Dublin before moving to France with her sports star hubby a year ago.

Mr Sexton and Mrs Sexton after the service
Mr Sexton and Mrs Sexton after the service

Childhood sweethearts Jonny and Laura have been together for 15 years.

The loved-up pair first met in Rathgar Tennis Club in Dublin when they were just 13-years-old and tied the knot in July 2013 in an intimate ceremony in Adare, Co Limerick.

A string of celebrities attended, including Rob Kearney, Brian O'Driscoll, Leo Cullen and Cian Healy.

Mr and Mrs Sexton packed their bags and moved abroad shortly after saying 'I do'.

They are living in the Parisian suburb of Chatenay-Malabry, just 10km from the bustling French capital, for the duration of Jonny's two-year contract with the high-paying European club.

Although there were reports that Jonny may return to an Irish club, he has said that there is an option of staying on for a third year.

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