Four-time Heineken Champions Cup winner Johnny Sexton levelled the all-time Six Nations points-scoring record as Ireland beat Scotland 22-7 at BT Murrayfield on Sunday to maintain their Grand Slam bid.
Leinster Rugby fly-half Sexton is fourth in the all-time Heineken Champions Cup points scoring charts with 784, two of which came in this season’s pool stage as his side booked a Round of 16 tie against Ulster Rugby in Dublin on April 1.
Veteran Sexton has been hampered by injury this season but is now back to full fitness and his experience will be vital to Leinster heading into the knockout stage of the Heineken Champions Cup.
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The 37-year-old nudged five points against Scotland to move level with former Munster Rugby fly-half and current Stade Rochelais head coach Ronan O’Gara, who tallied 557 in the Six Nations and is also the Heineken Champions Cup’s all-time leading scorer on 1365.
Sexton’s penalty helped Ireland go into the break 8-7 up, before his Leinster teammates James Lowe and Jack Conan crossed in a decisive second-half display
Sexton added the extras to Conan’s score to match O’Gara’s haul, and will now aim to move clear as Ireland look to make it five wins from five against England next weekend and secure the Grand Slam.