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#Captain Fantastic

From The42 'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania Captain Fantastic

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

From The42 Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

From The42 O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double Toulon Talk

O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double

Will he stay or will he go? Or will he retire after a big World Cup?

From The42 'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown Captain Fantastic

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

From The42 'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success Captain Fantastic

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

From The42 Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms Captain Fantastic

Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms

Marouane Fellaini also revealed after his side’s 3-0 defeat of Tottenham on Sunday that the striker had given “a very important speech”.

From The42 Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations? Captain Fantastic

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

From The42 Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit Desire

Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit

A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.

From The42 'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad' Captain Fantastic

'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad'

“I always believed he could be special,” Mark McGhee said.

From The42 Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider Captain Fantastic

Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider

The Dundalk skipper has given them the narrowest of leads at Oriel Park.

From The42 Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula Captain Fantastic

Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula

Meticulous, modern, inspirational: just some of the words used to describe the Dubliner’s Ryder Cup captaincy at Gleneagles.

From The42 Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob

“I’m not sure if there is anybody in the league who can control the ball like that,” team-mate Landon Donovan said.

From The42 VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick Below Par

VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick

Louis van Gaal’s side have looked less than convincing in their Premier League opener.

From The42 No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider Corazón De León This post contains videos

No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider

The defender will not have the opportunity to add to his 593 appearances with the Catalan club.

From The42 O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney Sidelined

O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

From The42 Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season Captain Fantastic

Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

From The42 'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break Hard As Nails

'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break

The Ireland captain played the final stages of the tourists’ first Test win with a double arm fracture.

From The42 Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy Captain Fantastic

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from

From The42 Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain? Circumstantial

Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain?

Rob Kearney reckons it’s a big hint.

From The42 Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech Captain Fantastic

Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech

The star also explained one way that Clare are similar to Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland.

From The42 O'Connell named captain with Lions set to roar into action Captain Fantastic

O'Connell named captain with Lions set to roar into action

O’Connell leads a side jam-packed with Welsh Grand Slam winners.

From The42 VIDEO: Vincent Kompany's goal yesterday was seriously stylish Captain Fantastic This post contains videos
From The42 After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals Captain Fantastic

After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals

The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?