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Johnny Sexton - the man who pulled the strings for the Lions - gives an intimate insight into the rugby life. As of May 2009, Johnny Sexton was the little-known backup fly-half for Leinster, the chronically underachieving Irish province. But when Felipe Contepomi went down with an injury early in the Heineken Cup semi-final against a dominant Munster team, Sexton came on, nailed a penalty with his first touch of the game, and helped Leinster to a crushing victory. Four years, three Heineken Cups later and one British and Irish Lions tour victory later, Sexton is by some distance the leading fly-half in the northern hemisphere. When the 2013 Lions squad was selected, there was almost universal agreement that Sexton was the most important single player heading to Australia. And over the course of the Lions' first victorious Test series in sixteen years, Sexton was the man pulling the strings. His try in the third test was the decisive blow, and his joyous celebrations after scoring were echoed in homes across Britain and Ireland. Becoming a Lion is an intimate portrait of life at the highest levels of the professional game - at Leinster, with Ireland, and on tour with the Lions. "Riveting ...Opens a remarkable window into the stresses, hurts and insecurities of a professional life in rugby". (Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent). "Bracing and fascinating in equal measure". (Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times). "Sets a great benchmark for sports autobiographies, given that it is so honest". (Matt Cooper, Today FM). "Engrossing". (Rugby World Ireland).
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Born in Dublin in 1985, Johnny Sexton attended St Mary's College, where he won a Leinster senior schools cup in 2002. At Leinster he won three Heineken Cups, taking man of the match honours for his performance in the 2011 final, when he scored two tries in leading a comeback from a 16-point halftime deficit. He has won 36 Ireland caps. He started all three tests for the British and Irish Lions in Australia.

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Riveting ... Opens a remarkable window into the stresses, hurts and insecurities of a professional life in rugby -- Vincent Hogan Irish Independent Bracing and fascinating in equal measure -- Malachy Clerkin Irish Times Captures all the jagged edges that make Sexton one of Irish sport's most compelling characters Sunday Times It really sets for a great benchmark for sports autobiographies, given that it is so honest -- Matt Cooper Today FM Engrossing Rugby World Ireland If you crave an insight into the life of a professional rugby player ... Becoming a Lion is a must -- Donal Lenihan Irish Examiner Intensely revealing Irish Daily Mail

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