Kearney's post-match quote on Sexton is arguably the best thing about today's win 4 years ago

Kearney's post-match quote on Sexton is arguably the best thing about today's win

Let today be the day that Ireland unofficially canonises Jonathon Sexton.

We, along with the rest of Ireland on any given day, are big fans of Johnny Sexton.

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The outhalf's fashionably late drop-goal saw Ireland open their NatWest Six Nations campaign with a barely credible 15-13 win against France at the Stade de France.

The country's collective jaw dropped as Sexton stole the show from 42 metres away on a wet and slippy pitch.

It took a mere 41 phases before Sexton decided that he was in range, leading Ireland to escape with just their third win in Paris since the early 70s.

No one was more shocked than teammate Rob Kearney, whose post-match analysis on BBC of the kick that saved the day consisted of a mere four words.

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"The stones on him!"

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Sensational stuff coming from Paris this evening, both on the pitch and off the pitch.