20 questions with Johnny Sexton: Cian Healy can headline my house party - and I'm not as grumpy as people say!
1: Pre-match meal?
Bolognese with Rice ... some broccoli. Maybe pancakes with banana.
2: Favourite player growing up?
Stephen Larkham, Jonny Wilkinson and in much later years Felipe Contepomi.
3: Best away day room-mate and why?
Devin Toner. Silent sleeper ... good company and very chilled out.
4: Who would headline your house party?
DJ Church....aka Cian Healy.
5: First song they would play?
I wouldn't know it!
6: You win the lotto, what is the first thing you would buy?
7: Favourite movie?
8: Favourite TV show and why?
Narcos. Superb TV.
9: Earliest rugby memory growing up?
Playing for Bective in the minis.
10: Who is the joker in the dressing room?
Ferg McFadden or Michael Bent.
11: Favourite holiday destination and why?
Barbados. Very chilled out.
12: Favourite away ground to play at?
For Leinster it would be Clermont and then for Ireland it would be the Millennium Stadium.
13: Three people (dead or alive) who you would invite to dinner?
Donald Trump, my Grandad and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
14: Most memorable moment in rugby?
Can't choose between the Heineken Cup final 2011 or the win over Scotland in the Six Nations of 2014.
15: Do you have any pre-match superstitions/rituals?
I try to keep the same routine the week of a game so I like to have my gear ready on a Thursday night. Have the game plan and moves well known early in the week. Then just try relax the day before.
16: Who is the best player you have played alongside and why?
Paul O'Connell, Felipe Contepomi and Brian O'Driscoll. All great for different reasons.
17: Who is the best player you have played against and why?
Richie McCaw or Paul O'Connell. Just hard and relentless. Hard to be on a winning team against them.
18: Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I'm not as grumpy as people say!
19: Name three things that are always in your fridge?
Strawberries, dark chocolate and Greek yoghurt.
20: Best advice you ever got?
If you are going to do something then do it right, or, don't do it at all.
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