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Johnny Sexton ranks his top three all-time fly-halves

by Saba Gulmagarashvili

Following the signing of a new contract with Irish Rugby, Johnny Sexton has announced that he would retire after the 2023 World Cup.

In November, the fly-half earned his 100th cap against Japan, and he is presently captaining his team in the Guinness Six Nations in 2022.

The 36-year-old, who was named World Player of the Year in 2018, is determined to finish his fourth Rugby World Cup in France next year on a high note and believes he still has it in him.

Sexton picked his three favourite fly-halves of all time during a Q&A session.

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Felipe Contepomi (Argentina)

Contepomi, who was once one of the best number tens in the world, retired in 2013 and went to Argentina to pursue a career as a doctor. He was a member of the renowned Argentinian team that reached the semi-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup, winning 79 caps and scoring 631 points for his country.

Memorable Americas Tries - Felipe Contepomi vs Wales 2001 - Americas Rugby News

Stephen Larkham (Australia)

The graceful Larkham, a converted full-back, was a good replacement to Michael Lynagh as the Wallaby outside-half. During Australia’s World Cup-winning campaign in 1999, he pulled the reins to tremendous effect.

My rugby hero: Stephen Larkham | PlanetRugby

Jonny Wilkinson (England)

During his 97 caps for England and the Lions, Wilkinson scored 1,246 points. Of course, his finest hour came in 2003, when he scored the World Cup-winning drop goal. The fact that he landed it with his weaker right foot speaks volumes about his hours of preparation.

Jonny Wilkinson retires: Jonny Wilkinson, an icon of the modern game, calls it a day | The Independent | The Independent

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