Ireland Captain Johnny Sexton Provides Update On His Fitness Ahead Of Wales Game

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Ireland captain Johnny Sexton looks set to be fit for their Six Nations opener against Wales on Sunday week.

Sexton was forced off after 53 minutes over the weekend against Munster with a suspected hamstring problem but the injury was later described as a “minor muscle” problem.

Leinster went onto win that game without their talisman thanks to a late try but Ireland boss Andy Farrell will no doubt be counting on his captain to lead them out in Cardiff.

And the 35-year-old hopes to be back in training by the end of the week and fit in time for the opening round.

“Any time you get a niggle like that, it’s very frustrating,” says Sexton.

“I did a lot of work over the last four or five weeks to make sure something like this didn’t happen, and it did.

“It’s nothing major and hopefully I’ll be back training by the end of the week and fit for the Wales game.”

Ireland take on Wales on Sunday, February 7.