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#Captain

# captain - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'

Former Ulster and Ireland U20s hooker Niall Annett is now well settled with Worcester Warriors.

# captain - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'

Former Ireland captain Rory Best is confident his successor, Johnny Sexton, will bounce back.

# captain - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

# captain - Sunday 23 February, 2020

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland

The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.

# captain - Monday 10 February, 2020

'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'

The Ireland out-half is getting to grips with his new role as the team’s permanent leader.

# captain - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland

The 23-year-old second row still has plenty of room for improvement.

# captain - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

# captain - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Star forward Sutcliffe named Dublin hurling captain for 2020 season

The St Jude’s man will lead Mattie Kenny’s side.

# captain - Monday 20 January, 2020

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.

# captain - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# captain - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Natural introvert, leader James Ryan intent on making noise in defining back-to-backs

The Leinster second row had to brush off the calls for him to captain Ireland. He is aware he still has plenty to learn.

# captain - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Star forward retains Cork captaincy after back-to-back club All-Ireland wins

Doireann O’Sullivan leads Ephie Fitzgerald’s Rebels again in 2020.

# captain - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# captain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Lingard 'honoured' to be handed Man United captaincy for Europa League trip

The England international will wear the armband against Astana this afternoon.

# captain - Monday 4 November, 2019

Man City captain Silva set to miss top-of-the-table trip to Liverpool

Manager Pep Guardiola says the Spanish playmaker will be out for a minimum of 10 days.

# captain - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

# captain - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# captain - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

# captain - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'

Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.

# captain - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland

The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.

# captain - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# captain - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Dortmund back under-fire captain after TV outburst

Marco Reus was fuming when the team conceded a late own goal.

# captain - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack

The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.

# captain - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7

Joe Schmidt is set to make sweeping changes to his team to face Wales.

Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# captain - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# captain - Saturday 10 August, 2019

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Seamus Coleman rewarded with Everton captaincy for 11th campaign at the club

The Donegal defender takes the Toffees armband.

# captain - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress

The second row returns to the Leinster bench today after a frustrating injury in recent times.

# captain - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# captain - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

# captain - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

# captain - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

# captain - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

# captain - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

# captain - Friday 4 January, 2019

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets

The 32-year-old has been forced into a major positional change due to injuries.

Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV

Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.

# captain - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

# captain - Friday 23 November, 2018

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.

# captain - Friday 16 November, 2018

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read

The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.

# captain - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

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