Jonathan 'Jonny' Sexton is an Irish rugby union player. He plays for Leinster Rugby and Ireland. While he principally plays as a Fly-half, he has also played in other positions in the back-line.Early yearsSexton was born in Dublin, but has family ties to North Kerry; he is a nephew of former Garryowen, Munster and Ireland rugby player William Sexton. He attended St Mary's College, Dublin and scored a drop goal in the dying moments of the school's 2002 Leinster Senior Cup final win. His performances at St. Mary's led to Sexton being selected for Leinster. He made his debut against Border Reivers in 2006.Sexton holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.LeinsterSexton was part of Leinster's Celtic League winning side in 2007–08. On 2 May 2009, he established himself in the Leinster first team replacing the injured Argentine fly-half Felipe Contepomi as an early substitute in the Heineken Cup semi-final to help Leinster beat rivals Munster a convincing 25–6. He then started in Leinster's home match against the Scarlets in the Celtic League, scoring 15 points (including a try) in a man of the match performance.