Jonny Sexton's return to Leinster next year was confirmed early last month. A fortnight later, The Sunday Times reported that Denis O'Brien would have a hand in supplementing the outhalf's earnings in Ireland.
Gerry Thornley reports in the Irish Times today that Sexton's annual earnings could total €800,000. His IRFU salary will be between €500,000 to €600,000 and a commercial deal with the Denis O'Brien-owned Topaz will make him between €150,000 to €200,000.
This would put Sexton around, and possibly over, what he reportedly made with Racing Metro, €750,000 according to Brendan Fanning.
According to media reports before Sexton decided to return to Ireland, Toulon made him an offer worth €900,000 a year to be Jonny Wilkinson's replacement.
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