In pics: Jonathan Sexton was officially unveiled as a Racing Metro player today 6 years ago

In pics: Jonathan Sexton was officially unveiled as a Racing Metro player today

The reality of life without Jonathan Sexton was hammered home for Leinster fans today when he was officially unveiled as a Racing Metro player.

After being one of the driving forces in the first Lions series victory in 16 years and subsequently getting married, it was back to reality for the Irish out-half this week as he got down to pre-season training with his new team-mates and was officially unveiled as a Racing Metro player after sealing a highly lucrative move from Leinster at the tail end of last season.

Sexton posed for pictures holding aloft the blue and white jersey he will wear next season and looked relaxed alongside coach Laurent Labit in a press conference while he also participated in a training session at which Racing coach Ronan O’Gara was also in attendance.

Jonathan Sexton alongside Laurent Labit 30/7/2013Jonathan Sexton alongside Laurent Labit 30/7/2013Jonathan Sexton 30/7/2013Ronan O'Gara and Jonathan Sexton listen to head coach Laurent Labit  30/7/2013Jonathan Sexton 30/7/2013

Pics via Inpho/PresseSports

We’ll have to wait and see how Jonny settles down in his new surroundings and adapts to life in France but we wish him well and at least he knows that if he ever needs any help with the lingo, all he has to do is ask his old mate ROG.