Tom Sexton (rugby player)

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Tom Sexton
File:Tom Sexton 2014.jpg
Sexton in 2014
Full name Thomas Sexton
Date of birth (1989-12-10) 10 December 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Melbourne
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 105 kilograms (231 lb)
School Belvedere College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–13
2014
2015
Leinster
Melbourne Rising
NSW Country Eagles
8
9
8
(0)
(0)
(5)
correct as of 26 October 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014–15
2016−
Rebels
Western Force
5 (0)
correct as of 26 October 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 Ireland U20 9 (5)
correct as of 26 October 2015.

Tom Sexton (born Australia, 10 December 1989) is a professional rugby union player who plays for The Western Force in the Super Rugby competition. His usual position is hooker.

Early years

Sexton was born in Melbourne, and left Australia at age four.[1]

Rugby career

Sexton was educated at Belvedere College in Dublin. He won a Leinster Schools Junior Cup with Belvedere and also captained his school to a tenth Leinster Schools Senior Cup win in 2008. After a schools rugby career where he played for Leinster schools (at both u-18 and u-19 age levels) as well as the Irish schools' u-18 and u-19 sides, he was offered an academy contract at Leinster. The following season, Tom was a permanent fixture in the Ireland under-20 team for the six nations and the Junior World Championship in Japan. He also captained this side on a couple of occasions, a team containing current Ireland internationals, Peter O'Mahony, Ian Madigan and Conor Murray. He has over 20 caps for the Leinster "A" side, including games in the British and Irish Cup. He made eight appearances for Leinster's Senior team under Joe Schmidt, his debut coming against Connacht on New Year's Day 2011 in the RaboDirect Pro 12 League. In April 2013, Tom was part of the All Ireland League winning side with Lansdowne FC.[citation needed]

He has been capped twice for Ireland Under-19 and nine times for Ireland Under-20.[citation needed]

Move to Australia

In 2013, Sexton returned to Australia to join the Melbourne Rebels for the 2014 season.[1]Sexton missed the 2014 Super Rugby season with an ACL injury, making his return to play during the inaugural 2014 National Rugby Championship with The Melbourne Rising. He then made his Super Rugby Debut for the Rebels on the 27 March 2015 against The Hurricanes in Wellington. Sexton went on to earn five caps for the Rebels. In October 2015 it was announced that Sexton had signed a deal with The Western Force for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rebels Media Unit (23 January 2013). "Rebels sign Tom Sexton for 2014" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 19 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Sexton destined for stint on sidelines" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Rebels profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 29 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>