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The 27-year-old hasn’t featured in any competition since Ireland’s home defeat to England in this year’s RBS 6 Nations on February 10, during which he sustained a hamstring injury.
Having recovered from that knock, Sexton then damaged a tendon in his left foot at the end of training with Ireland ahead of their RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on March 16.
Back fully-fit, he kicked seven from seven, amounting to 16 points, for club side Leinster as they defeated Zebre 41-22 in their penultimate regular season PRO12 encounter in Italy.
But Leinster head coach Schmidt insisted Sexton did much more than just succeed from the kicking tee and is adamant his return will be welcomed by all.
“We would always back Jonny to make his kicks, but on top of that he got through a power of work, especially considering he hasn’t played in so long,” Schmidt told the Irish Independent
“It was great to have him back out there. He is a great general out on the field, and he gave us a fair bit of direction.”