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# skipper - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ
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'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ

Wed 3:30 PM 5,644 Views 1 Comment

The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.

# skipper - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9
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Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9

Jul 17th 2021, 8:25 PM 16,235 Views 13 Comments

The 35-year-old made his return from a shoulder injury in the win over the Stormers.

# skipper - Thursday 15 July, 2021

'It's not an issue for me, I'm a player who wants to win the Test series'
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'It's not an issue for me, I'm a player who wants to win the Test series'

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,826 Views 4 Comments

Warren Gatland must decide whether Alun Wyn Jones is ready to start the first Test.

# skipper - Monday 5 July, 2021

Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions
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Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions

Jul 5th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,265 Views 1 Comment

The 29-year-old will lead the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday.

# skipper - Monday 28 June, 2021

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad
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Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad

Jun 28th 2021, 12:16 PM 13,956 Views 40 Comments

The second row hasn’t officially been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Japan.

# skipper - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions
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Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions

Jun 26th 2021, 11:01 PM 17,403 Views 43 Comments

The Limerick man isn’t a captain for Munster or Ireland.

Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy

Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy

Jun 26th 2021, 6:55 PM 11,875 Views 14 Comments

James Ryan and Jonny Gray appear to be the strongest options for a squad call-up.

# skipper - Friday 25 June, 2021

Jordan Henderson urges England to be fearless against Germany
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Jordan Henderson urges England to be fearless against Germany

Jun 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 2,823 Views 3 Comments

Current Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate memorably missed a penalty as Germany at Euro ’96.

# skipper - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Wright pokes fun at Keane's 'captain's armband' on the ITV panel
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Wright pokes fun at Keane's 'captain's armband' on the ITV panel

Jun 16th 2021, 11:18 AM 14,886 Views 7 Comments

The pair were alongside Roy’s old foe Patrick Vieira for last night’s heavyweight meeting of France and Germany.

# skipper - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
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Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,599 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

# skipper - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
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'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 42,938 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.

# skipper - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan
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'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan

Nov 25th 2020, 3:07 PM 6,788 Views 12 Comments

The 24-year-old will captain Ireland again this weekend versus Georgia.

# skipper - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy
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O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy

Nov 18th 2020, 7:15 AM 7,292 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old has lots of underage experience as a captain but this is an obvious step up.

# skipper - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton
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Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton

Nov 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,136 Views 16 Comments

The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.

# skipper - Friday 6 November, 2020

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster
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Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster

Nov 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,422 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old back row is in excellent form early on in the new season.

# skipper - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca hammer Villarreal
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Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca hammer Villarreal

Sep 27th 2020, 10:36 PM 9,478 Views 1 Comment

Messi scored a first-half penalty for Barcelona.

# skipper - Sunday 23 August, 2020

The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them
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The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 25,305 Views 10 Comments

Ireland international Niamh Fahey on being appointed the Reds’ new skipper.

# skipper - Monday 17 August, 2020

'Beyond my wildest dreams' - Ireland's Niamh Fahey named Liverpool captain
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'Beyond my wildest dreams' - Ireland's Niamh Fahey named Liverpool captain

Aug 17th 2020, 2:50 PM 6,960 Views 1 Comment

The Galway woman will lead the Reds as they aim for a swift return to the Women’s Super League.

# skipper - Friday 7 August, 2020

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
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Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,169 Views 23 Comments

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

# skipper - Friday 10 July, 2020

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for remainder of season
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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for remainder of season

Jul 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 6,125 Views 6 Comments

Jurgen Klopp said the 30-year-old will be sidelined with a knee injury.

# skipper - Thursday 18 June, 2020

On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m
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On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m

Jun 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 109 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Vermaelen completed the move from Ajax to Arsenal.

# skipper - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

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

Mar 4th 2020, 8:53 PM 9,914 Views 26 Comments

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

# skipper - Friday 28 February, 2020

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

Feb 28th 2020, 2:08 PM 20,277 Views 38 Comments

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

# skipper - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti
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'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 4,601 Views 1 Comment

The Toffees are targeting Europe as the business end of the season approaches.

# skipper - Thursday 23 January, 2020

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:00 AM 5,244 Views 20 Comments

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

# skipper - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy
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Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy

Jan 18th 2020, 1:38 PM 4,366 Views 10 Comments

The £80m centre-half has taken on captaincy duties in the wake of Ashley Young’s departure and is looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead

# skipper - Friday 17 January, 2020

Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan
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Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan

Jan 17th 2020, 11:06 AM 7,761 Views 13 Comments

The most expensive defender in world football will be taking the armband at Old Trafford on a full-time basis.

# skipper - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted
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'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

Jan 16th 2020, 11:30 AM 23,582 Views 49 Comments

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

# skipper - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,889 Views 99 Comments

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

# skipper - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

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

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,051 Views 57 Comments

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

# skipper - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby
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Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby

Nov 13th 2019, 7:17 PM 7,895 Views 5 Comments

The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.

Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers
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Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers

Nov 13th 2019, 4:37 PM 10,102 Views 18 Comments

The Scotland captain says he needs to rest his ankle in order to prevent it from becoming a serious concern.

# skipper - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,835 Views 37 Comments

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

# skipper - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly
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John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly

Sep 10th 2019, 4:12 PM 7,300 Views 7 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s side face Bulgaria and the Sheffield United defender will lead the Boys in Green out.

# skipper - Friday 30 August, 2019

'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark
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'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark

Aug 30th 2019, 11:10 AM 7,105 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland captain is on the bench for Saturday’s game in Cardiff.

# skipper - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,351 Views 24 Comments

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# skipper - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,859 Views 14 Comments

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

# skipper - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain
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Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain

Jul 25th 2019, 10:58 AM 4,848 Views 28 Comments

Dan McFarland said it wasn’t a difficult decision to appoint Henderson as skipper for the 2019/20 season.

# skipper - Sunday 28 April, 2019

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

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,675 Views 13 Comments

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

# skipper - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle
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Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle

Apr 20th 2019, 10:35 PM 25,759 Views 35 Comments

‘I have been used to it since I have been in school. It’s not something I pay too much attention to.’

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