Video: Irish rugby star did naked bungee jump before the 2011 World Cup, reveals Johnny Sexton
One of the Ireland players did a naked bungee jump before the 2011 Rugby World Cup, outhalf Johnny Sexton has revealed.
In an interview between Irish footballer John O'Shea and rugby star Johnny Sexton for 3, the Leinster man revealed one of the squad "had" to do a naked bungee jump before the last World Cup.
However, Sexton said he couldn't reveal who it was.
"Bungee jumping was a massive thing in New Zealand, so one of the lads had to do it in the nip. If the press had of gotten wind of that one, we would have been in trouble. I can't name him but it was only one of the lads."
In the interview, O'Shea revealed that the best players he played with were Ronaldo and Roy Keane.
“Individually, Cristiano Ronaldo was the best player I played with, but in terms of an overall team effect, you’d have to say Roy Keane.”
Not surprisingly, O'Shea also revealed that when he broke into the Man United first-team, Keane was a hard taskmaster.
"I had just broken into the Man United team and he's the captain of the team. So he's looking out for a young Irish lad but he's making sure that you're there on merit. He's not going to give you any special favours."
Sexton outlined how Joe Schmidt’s ruthless streak has shone through for Irish : “The Munster players were a bit worried that Joe would favour the Leinster players, but they quickly figured out that he is as ruthless as they come, and come the Monday morning video review, there was no holding back.”
Commenting on the influence of Fergie, his long-time manager at Manchester United, O’Shea said, “The type of aura and commanding presence which Sir Alex Ferguson had was incredible and he was able to build up that aura because of the success he had. He was able to increase that confidence year after year in the players and the squads that he built. You can obviously see a similar effect in the Irish rugby set-up at the minute.”
You can watch the interview below