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The boy who would be king: the story of Jonathan Sexton and Irish rugby

As the Irish out half readies himself for a final hurrah at the rugby world cup, the Business Post examines his stellar career and likely legacy

Jonathan Sexton: At 38 years of age, he will soon face his last ever competitive game of rugby. Picture: Sportsfile/Getty

It’s the last game of the 2023 Six Nations and they are 72 minutes into the game — roughly eight minutes left in the entirety of the competition — and England are shoving a maul about seven metres from the Irish try line.

The score is 24-9 to Ireland. Ireland have scored three tries to England’s one, and England have a man off the field following a red card. The game is, barring a miracle, ...