Ireland’s Sexton out of RWC quarter-final

Ireland’s Sexton out of RWC quarter-final

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton will not play in Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina after his groin injury flared up again, the IRFU revealed.

The 30-year-old – who went off with the injury in the first-half of the 24-9 victory over France last Sunday – will be replaced in the starting XV by Ian Madigan, who performed well when he came on against the French.

Paddy Jackson, the third choice fly-half, moves onto the replacements’ bench while the Irish have also called up Isaac Boss as cover at scrum-half, a position in which Madigan also plays.

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