Johnny Sexton wins rugby player of the year in Monaco

Rugby players

Ireland have swept the boards at the World Rugby awards in Monaco.

Johnny Sexton became the first Irishman to win the men’s player of the year award since Keith Wood in 2001.

Rugby players

Joe Schmidt won coach of the year.

The Six Nations champions were named team of the year having lost just once during 2018.

In 2018, Sexton has:

  • Kicked 99 points
  • Won all nine Test matches he has started
  • Won the Six Nations Grand Slam
  • Won the Guinness PRO14
  • Won the Champions Cup