Brother of Ireland International Signs For South African PRO14 Side
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South African franchise the Kings have completed the signing of Johnny Sexton’s brother Jerry from Championship side Jersey Reds.
The 26-year-old lock is one of the first inspiring signings for Kings, who are implementing an ambitious recruitment strategy that aims to attract high potential talent ahead of next season.
He will be joining the PRO14 franchise as of 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2022. Sexton is currently captain of Jersey Reds and is regarded as one of the top performers currently in the championship.
“We are pleased to confirm that we have acquired the services of Irish-born lock, Jerry Sexton,” Kings’ Director of High Performance, Robbi Kempson said
“Jerry will join us in our pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the 2019/20 GUINNESS PRO14 season. His contract with us will run until the end of June 2022.
“It is part of our ambitious plan to bring quality players to assist us reach our goal of becoming a world-class side, and the inclusion of individuals like Jerry will bolster this process.”
Sexton has been an ever-present feature in the Jersey Reds’ league XV, starting all 43 Championship games since moving to Jersey two years ago.
He was part of the Ireland Under-20 side that played in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in 2013 before plying his trade in England where he featured for top clubs Exeter Chiefs and London Irish before joining Jersey Reds in 2017.
“This is an exciting period in my career,” Sexton said.
“I have been following the Isuzu Southern Kings, particularly in the GUINNESS PRO14, and I am looking forward to be part of the team, the culture and the exciting new era that lies ahead for the franchise.
“I am grateful for the years spent at Jersey Reds and the role the club played in the growth of my career. I look forward to further growth and making a positive contribution at the Isuzu Southern Kings.”