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Sexton ponders contract offer

Ireland fly-half Jonny Sexton is pondering a new four-year contract offer from French giants Racing Metro.

The 29-year-old left Leinster in 2013 to sign a two-year, 700,000-euro deal with the Parisian club, and coach Laurent Labit is hoping Sexton opts to end his career in the Top 14.

Labit said: "He is thinking it over, we have discussed it with him. In his hands he has a proposal for a further four years with Racing.

"The deal is simple - either he extends and finishes his career here or he returns to Ireland. This is what he has to think about. But we know him, he's OK with it.

"Of course, there are other elements involved. He has a child and he has to go away and discuss it with his wife. We hope he stays. Like he says, his son was born here and in 20 years he could be France's fly-half."

Sexton, 2013 British & Irish Lion, has played 48 times for Ireland and scored 396 points.