Pride ad­vice po­si­tions Johnny Sex­ton

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Di­a­mond, my coach at Sale, and Rory Best, my cap­tain at Ul­ster,

are sim­i­lar. Both push stan­dards, have a mas­sive love for their club, and have an in­fec­tious abil­ity to pass on that to those

around them.” “The best

I ever got was from Steve Di­a­mond. It was a real wrench to leave Sale. He said, ‘Once the de­ci­sion is made to leave, make

it the right one’.” “I’ve won three caps in three dif­fer­ent – cen­tre, full-back and wing. My fam­ily were in Chicago for my de­but against Italy, but they weren’t in Dublin for my first start against Ar­gentina. I was a late call-up for that match.” “On my first start for Ire­land,

played ten. It was an ed­u­ca­tion. He can play the game three-di­men­sion­ally, al­most like he’s con­trol­ling it from above while us mere mor­tals are toil­ing away. World Player

of the Year? Def­i­nitely.”

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