Johnny Sexton made a class post-match gesture after Ireland's win over Wales 3 years ago

Johnny Sexton made a class post-match gesture after Ireland's win over Wales

"It’s something that meant a huge amount to Callum and to his family."

A classy Johnny Sexton's gesture after the recent win over Wales shows the bond that often exists between rugby players.


According to House of Rugby Ireland host, and Ulster and Ireland out-half, Ian Madigan, Callum Sheedy's father, Philip, is from Kildare and though he played underage rugby for Ireland, he committed to playing Test rugby for Wales.

Following Ireland's 32-9 win over Wales, during which Sheedy made his debut, Sexton went into the 'Away' dressing room and approached the young outhalf.

LISTEN to the full Sexton story (from 43:00 below) and hear how a French rugby legend made Ian Madigan's day after his Ireland debut.


Jonathan Sexton reacts after kicking the match winning drop goal against France in 2018. (Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile)

When you consider Sexton came off injured after only 27 minutes of that game, to have the presence of mind to make the day extra special for Sheedy, his opponent, is really saying something about the Ireland captain.


There was a lot more besides on the latest House of Rugby Ireland episode, including:

  • Big team selections calls ahead of the Georgia game
  • The young Irish forward playing himself into Lions contention
  • Leinster & Ireland centre Sene Naoupu joins for a great interview
  • A round-up of all the latest rugby news and results