Leinster and Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton will be suspended for three matches by EPCR for his behaviour towards the match officials after the Champions Cup final, meaning he will miss all of Ireland’s warm-ups v Italy, England and Tonga but will be available for the Rugby World Cup opener v Romania
Rúaidhrí O’Connor of the Independent reports;
Leinster hit with a suspended £7,500 fine. Details below, both can appeal: pic.twitter.com/AzUdsYuGjF
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) July 16, 2023
Ireland will still have Sexton for their World Cup, but missing out on the warm up games is a bit of a blow for the St. Mary’s club man. Sexton is a vital player for Ireland and one that Ireland will need if Ireland hope to finally get to the final four of the tournament. Something that has never been done, can Ireland win the World Cup..?