Monday 22 January 2018

Video: Paul O'Connell - Johnny Sexton is the most ridiculous competitor you have ever seen

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When Paul O'Connell describes you as the most ridiculous competitor he has ever seen, then you know you must be doing something right.

That's exactly what the big Munster man thinks about Irish out-haf Johnny Sexton. Sexton is the star of ‘#AllitTakes’, a short film by Three ahead of the do-or-die Six nations clash with England in the Aviva at the weekend.

The three-minute film documents Sexton’s rise through the schools’ rugby system with St. Mary’s College to the international star he is today, demonstrating the commitment, dedication and ambition required to reach the top. It features former Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara, Sexton’s school’s coach Richie Hughes, and godfather Billy Keane (son of Irish playwright John B. Keane).

And O'Connell paid this glowing tribute to Sexton: "Johnny is the most ridiculous competitor you have ever seen, with an unbelievable work ethic. I know my job pretty well on the field, but Johnny knows where the other 14 players on the pitch should be at any one time. He's the standard bearer in everything for us at the moment.”

Watch it in full here:

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