Johnny Sexton says he is 'hungry' for more success with Leinster and Ireland, and is looking forward to starting that this weekend against Scotland.
Sexton signed a 12-month deal with the IRFU last week, and has a Finn Russell-inspired Scotland in his sights.
Sexton on contract
Asked whether he was hoping that the contract would be a two-year one, Sexton joked: "No!
"It was delayed with the COVID thing, like everyone's was, so it was agreed pretty quickly. When you get to the age I'm at, as with most guys in their mid-thirties, it is one year and see how you feel this time next year. How you are performing, how the body is holding up and how the mind is holding up.
"I always knew that it was always going to a one-year-at-a-time job, but delighted to continue the journey for another year and very hungry to try and achieve success with Leinster and Ireland.
"Once my teammates know that and see that every day on the training pitch - that is all that matters to me."
As for this weekend, Sexton believes that Finn Russell will pose manifold problems for Ireland, but is confident Ireland can match their opponents.
"He is obviously a big threat for us, knowing that he has got a full box of tricks that he tries to pull out most games. He is obviously a threat to the line, he has got a good short-kicking game.
"He can pull the strings if we let him. He has hurt us in the past before, we haven't played against him in the last couple of times we have played Scotland.
"We have had to go back and look at some old footage but he has been in good form for his club and he is a massive threat - like they have across their team.
"When you have got [Russell] and [Stuart] Hogg, they are probably the stand-out guys, and we have to be on our game to stop them."
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