Sexton conflicted with Connacht back-column Jarrad Head servant in the last part, hitting his cheekbone in the contact and was thus eliminated minutes after the fact in the 64th moment.
Leo Cullen, the head coach of Leinster, acknowledged that Sexton did receive some serious head contact and promised an immediate evaluation.
The fitness of the influential Sexton is crucial for Ireland, the highest-ranked team in the world, who are trying to break their pattern of peaking between major tournaments. This year is the World Cup.
It’s clear that he got a good whack on the cheek. We’ll perceive the way he is. Cullen stated after the game, “We should know by tomorrow the extent of it. We will get it assessed pretty quickly.”
Sexton’s challenge on Butler appeared to be dangerous, and despite his injuries, he was fortunate to escape further punishment.
Cullen urged World Rugby to come up with a way to distinguish between head contact situations and provide the game with more clarity.
The game is currently mired in confusion, isn’t there?,” he stated. Probably just requires World Rugby to provide clear information regarding some of these contacts. They’re not generally a similar now, so it’s difficult to be comprehensive.
The onus is all on the shielding player. They can be tricky. I think it needs a message that is more clear than what we are getting right now.
Three late tries that increased the score made Cullen’s team’s victory look even more impressive. However, the coach acknowledged that the players occasionally struggled to put pressure on Connacht and expressed some dissatisfaction.
“There was a little bit of frustration in the dressing room because we were especially frustrated at halftime.
Cullen stated, “We don’t really build any sustained pressure on Connacht because we misfired a good number of line-outs.”
We had a long time to properly break them down. Really, we just played in fits and starts. The final period of the game is probably the best part, but we had already gained some ground.
Need to turn the corner In the meantime, Connacht’s United Rugby Championship campaign has not gone as planned, and after 11 games, the Irish team is 13th in the standings.
The Springbok-laden Sharks, who have turned the corner under their director of rugby Neil Powell and are beginning to look very dangerous, pose a difficult challenge for Andy Friend’s next team.
We must win that because it will define the season. Almost certainly about that. Our URC season is pretty much like that. We must get success there. We have placed ourselves in a position whereby we must win every game from this point forward. Preferably four or five focuses,” Companion said.