Losing Johnny Sexton can't be end of world for Ireland - we have able replacements in leadership and ability

Talking Point

Ireland skipper Jonathan Sexton will miss the Six Nations clash with France following an injury picked up during the week. Photo: Sportsfile

Rúaidhrí O'Connor

Such is Johnny Sexton’s position in Ireland’s set-up, that when the news of his injury dropped yesterday morning, the markets moved. Within minutes, France replaced Ireland as Guinness Six Nations favourites, a three-point spread became five.