The text message Johnny Sexton sent to Dan Biggar after Lions selection

The text message Johnny Sexton sent to Dan Biggar after Lions selection

In the wake of the recent British & Irish Lions squad announcement, Ireland legend Johnny Sexton to feel hard done by after missing out on inclusion.  

 


However, according to a piece in MailOnline, the 35 showed his class and true Lions spirit by immediately offering his support to his Welsh rival Dan Biggar through a positive text message. 

 

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 "Johnny sent me a really nice message on the day of the squad announcement after he missed out, which says a lot about his character. He said: 'Congratulations, all the best and target a test spot.' 

 


Biggar is the favourite to don the number 10 jersey in the test matches when the Lions take on the Springboks. He was part of the mid-week side which toured New Zealand in 2017. 

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Biggar reminisces: 

 

"We had the Test team and the midweek team, but there were no egos in the group. I was part of the midweek team and we had some great times together. It didn’t take long for the story to come up about George Kruis losing a £1,500 game of credit-card roulette on a weeknight in Wellington! That group of us watched the Test matches from the stands, which wasn’t the easiest, so I suppose that’s all part of the memory that drives me." 

 

“In 2017, I was thinking about booking a flight home when I heard James Haskell had been given a late call-up, but I absolutely loved spending time with him. I spent as much time with the English lads as anyone." 

 

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