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#Captain

# captain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 12:45 PM 6,063 Views 17 Comments

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
# Key Player
# Key Player

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

Nov 4th 2019, 6:15 PM 6,464 Views 8 Comments

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
# Captain
# Captain

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

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,491 Views 9 Comments

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
# Leader
# Leader

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

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,831 Views 37 Comments

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
# Honesty
# Honesty

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:14 AM 9,280 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

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

Oct 11th 2019, 9:38 PM 63,409 Views 27 Comments

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
# Positive
# Positive

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

Oct 5th 2019, 3:30 AM 6,611 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Main Man
# Main Man

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

Oct 1st 2019, 9:25 AM 10,752 Views 11 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

Dortmund back under-fire captain after TV outburst

Sep 28th 2019, 12:01 AM 9,024 Views 1 Comment

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
# Captain
# Captain

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:45 PM 10,875 Views 30 Comments

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
# Possible XV
# Possible XV

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

Aug 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 40,168 Views 104 Comments

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
# Leader
# Leader

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

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,347 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

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

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,857 Views 14 Comments

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
# Skipper Seamus

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

Aug 10th 2019, 3:57 PM 9,538 Views 2 Comments

The Donegal defender takes the Toffees armband.

# captain - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress
# Leadership
# Leadership

Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress

May 25th 2019, 9:00 AM 5,786 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Farewell
# Farewell

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

May 5th 2019, 10:15 AM 5,880 Views 8 Comments

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
# Ireland Women

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

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,671 Views 13 Comments

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
# Leader
# Leader

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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:30 PM 12,931 Views 42 Comments

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'
# Skipper
# Skipper

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

Mar 10th 2019, 8:32 PM 6,436 Views 24 Comments

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
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

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

Mar 9th 2019, 2:15 PM 18,529 Views 64 Comments

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
# Improved
# Improved

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

Feb 10th 2019, 11:20 AM 12,805 Views 41 Comments

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
# Big Move
# Big Move

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets

Jan 4th 2019, 1:48 PM 12,053 Views 15 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Jan 4th 2019, 12:10 PM 15,647 Views 19 Comments

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
# Skippers
# Skippers

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 15,950 Views 59 Comments

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:00 PM 10,781 Views 21 Comments

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
# 1 V 2
# 1 V 2

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

Nov 16th 2018, 7:30 PM 6,132 Views 4 Comments

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
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

Oct 31st 2018, 3:12 PM 29,727 Views 8 Comments

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
# Brazil

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

Sep 8th 2018, 12:41 PM 7,425 Views 3 Comments

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
# Skipper
# Skipper

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

Aug 15th 2018, 7:53 PM 8,059 Views 7 Comments

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
# Leader
# Leader

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Aug 7th 2018, 4:51 PM 17,012 Views 43 Comments

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
# Best Foot Forward
# Best Foot Forward

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

Jul 28th 2018, 9:35 AM 7,605 Views 8 Comments

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
# Pom

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 6,785 Views 14 Comments

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
# Skipper
# Skipper

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

Jun 16th 2018, 10:15 PM 19,725 Views 43 Comments

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
# Skipper
# Skipper

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

Jun 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,394 Views 40 Comments

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
# Pom

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

Jun 7th 2018, 4:23 PM 10,206 Views 30 Comments

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
# Leaders
# Leaders

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

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,520 Views 21 Comments

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
# Leaders
# Leaders

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

Jun 4th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,970 Views 22 Comments

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
# Die Mannschaft
# Die Mannschaft

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

May 9th 2018, 4:58 PM 9,012 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Resilience
# Resilience

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

May 1st 2018, 7:15 AM 15,054 Views 5 Comments

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
# Proud Day
# Proud Day

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George

Apr 6th 2018, 12:12 PM 18,559 Views 11 Comments

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