Johnny Sexton was frustrated to have to come just before France's match-winning tryIn reality I assume there's a missing "off" before the word "just" there, but like I say I didn't see the game so I couldn't say for sure.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
pulled off at half-time
A bit of unfortunate slapdash photo-captioning in this match summary of France's slightly unexpected 10-9 win over Ireland in the first Six Nations match on Saturday. I didn't see any of it as I was slogging up a mountain in the snow at the time (more on this later) but it sounds like it was a pretty desperate and attritional affair, only livened up - or so I gather from the photo caption below, anyway - by the spectacle of Irish outside-half Jonathan Sexton being furiously "milked" by a bald-headed member of the backroom staff. It's all part of the coaching and motivational routine, and presumably serves to settle the nerves before key place kicks.