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#Captain

# 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

Seamus Coleman rewarded with Everton captaincy for 11th campaign at the club Skipper Seamus This post contains videos

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.

# captain - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA Brazil This post contains videos

Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA

PSG star Neymar scored on his first outing as national team captain on Friday night.

# captain - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# captain - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.

# captain - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster

The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.

# captain - Friday 22 June, 2018

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap Pom

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap

The 28-year-old makes up the Ireland back row with CJ Stander and Jack Conan.

# captain - Saturday 16 June, 2018

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# captain - Friday 8 June, 2018

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies

The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.

# captain - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man' Pom

'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'

Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland in Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.

# captain - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# captain - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up

With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.

# captain - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup

Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.

# captain - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'Munster have been incredible... They looked after me and I feel I owe them a lot'

Mike Sherry is hoping to make up for lost time and reward Munster’s faith in him.

# captain - Friday 6 April, 2018

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George

The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.

# captain - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# captain - Friday 16 March, 2018

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

# captain - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'

Tommy O’Brien has learned that he has to trust his team-mates to do their jobs.

# captain - Friday 9 March, 2018

'John Terry has been a big loss' - Conte highlights absence of former Chelsea skipper

Terry was back at the Chelsea training ground this week to provide moral support to under-fire boss Antonio Conte.

# captain - Friday 26 January, 2018

'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'

Ireland Women captain Ciara Griffin says movement between the 7s and 15s squads has been flagged in advance.

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