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22 November 2014; Ireland's Jonathan Sexton leaves the field, accompanied by team doctor Dr. Eanna Falvey, with a head injury. Guinness Series, Ireland v Australia. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 November 2014; Ireland's Jonathan Sexton leaves the field, accompanied by team doctor Dr. Eanna Falvey, with a head injury. Guinness Series, Ireland v Australia. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 November 2014; Ireland's Jonathan Sexton leaves the field, accompanied by team doctor Dr. Eanna Falvey, with a head injury. Guinness Series, Ireland v Australia. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

The IRFU and Racing Metro could be on a collision course over whether Jonathan Sexton will make the start of the Six Nations for Ireland away to Italy on February 7th.

The French club has asserted Sexton will be out of action until February 14th (same day as Ireland v France), having not played for Racing due to the after-effects of a concussion against Australia last month.

"He will not play a match until he's 100%," Racing Metro's head coach Laurent Labit.

Apparently, the respected L'Equipe newspaper has reported that the French League's medical committee has banned Sexton until then on the evidence of his headaches and nausea and after visiting a neurologist in Paris.

However, the power of decision moves from Racing and into the hands of the IRFU medical team once the International window opens into the New Year.

All Black Dan Carter has been signed as Sexton's replacement on more than €1m a year for three years.

Leinster's Ian Madigan leads the chase of Sexton for the number ten jersey, even though he has started just one match there for Leinster this season.


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