Abysmal music choice spoils Jonny Sexton’s World Rugby award presentation
Back in 2018, Jony Sexton was in the form of his life.
Having spearheaded his nation to a Grand Slam as well as starring in his countries historic win over the All Blacks – the Leinster fly-half had the world at his feet.
World Rugby recognised the talismanic ten’s achievements and awarded him World Rugby 15’s player of the year award.
An incredible feat, the award ceremony… not quite so.
— The Rugby Report (@TheRugbyReport_) November 26, 2018
The famous rugby bash was held in Monaco in 2018 with some of the biggest names in rugby descending on the affluent French city.
Sexton’s Ireland had already won team of the year earlier in the evening and with the ceremony coming to a close we neared the most prestigious award of the night.
Mens player of the year!
Sexton was nominated alongside some illustrious names in the rugby world such as Faf de Klerk, Rieko Ioane and Beauden Barrett.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont came out to present the best men’s award and announced the Irish fly-half as winner to cheers from the Monaco crowd.
As the Leinster man makes his way to the stage a deafening music track starts to play much to the bemusement of those looking on.
This didn’t get the reaction they wanted…
Who on earth chose this?!
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Still in the running are three holders of the title of Wales’ record try scorer. Current holder Williams (58 tries) saw one of his two entries beaten, but he made it through to the quarter-finals thanks to his 2008 solo effort from half-way for Wales against the world champion Springboks in Bloemfontein.
Ieuan Evans (33 tries) also saw one of his two entries reach the next round, the side-stepping masterclass against Scotland in 1988, while Gareth Edwards’ (20 tries) 1972 special from his own 22 against the Scots comfortably saw off Scott Williams’ rip-roaring effort against England at Twickenham in 2012.
Also through to the last eight are Phil Bennett (v Scotland 1977), Scott Gibbs (v England 1999), Gareth Davies (v England 2015), Josh Adams (v England 2019) and Justin Tipuric (v England 2020).