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'Challenge it' - Kiwi rugby getting to grips with new captain's referral system
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'Challenge it' - Kiwi rugby getting to grips with new captain's referral system

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,665 Views 7 Comments

There were referrals in both Super Rugby Aotearoa games last weekend.

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 19,572 Views 30 Comments

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

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training
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# Good To Go

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:13 PM 4,646 Views 18 Comments

The 35-year-old has recovered from a hamstring issue.

'You couldn't pick two better people as captains' - The club producing Kerry's new football leaders
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# Rathmore

'You couldn't pick two better people as captains' - The club producing Kerry's new football leaders

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 35,134 Views 1 Comment

It was a momentous week for the Rathmore club with Paul Murphy and Aislinn Desmond chosen as Kerry captains.

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps
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# Wrongs To Right

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps

Jan 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,678 Views 6 Comments

The 35-year-old believes Ireland are in good condition to make a dent in 2021.

Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season
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# Kingdom Leader

Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season

Jan 25th 2021, 8:33 PM 10,319 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy takes over a position filled last year by David Clifford, while Daniel Collins will skipper The Kingdom’s hurlers for a second time.

'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 42,914 Views 14 Comments

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

IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks
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IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks

Dec 1st 2020, 8:01 AM 21,450 Views 70 Comments

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is one of those out of contract in June 2021.

Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland
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# Boost

Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland

Nov 30th 2020, 1:01 AM 7,693 Views 15 Comments

The 35-year-old out-half has been missed by Andy Farrell’s side.

'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 6,778 Views 12 Comments

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

Lancaster backs Ryan and Ireland to learn from tough day in Twickenham
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Lancaster backs Ryan and Ireland to learn from tough day in Twickenham

Nov 25th 2020, 7:05 AM 7,576 Views 24 Comments

‘He’ll be very reflective but he’ll move on very quickly. He’s very level-headed’

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 7,274 Views 3 Comments

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

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 25,131 Views 16 Comments

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

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'
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'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'

Nov 6th 2020, 3:31 PM 28,757 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton had a few regrets in the leadership department after Ireland’s defeat in Paris.

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 5,412 Views 12 Comments

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

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton
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'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 57,116 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
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'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:05 AM 7,416 Views 3 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
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# Family Man

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

Sep 27th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,734 Views 8 Comments

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

Talismanic Henderson 'a big loss' as Ulster prepare for Edinburgh trip
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Talismanic Henderson 'a big loss' as Ulster prepare for Edinburgh trip

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 5,982 Views 3 Comments

The Scottish club are aiming to reach their first-ever Pro14 final.

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

The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 25,272 Views 10 Comments

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

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 7,162 Views 23 Comments

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

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
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# Looking Ahead

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,941 Views 0 Comments

The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.

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 6,121 Views 6 Comments

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

Harrington says postponing Ryder Cup until 2021 was correct decision
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# Pushed Back

Harrington says postponing Ryder Cup until 2021 was correct decision

Jul 8th 2020, 4:50 PM 2,021 Views 2 Comments

The European captain vowed ‘that the European players and I will be ready’ next year.

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy
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# Finishing Up

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

Jun 2nd 2020, 11:16 AM 5,785 Views 4 Comments

The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
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Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

May 5th 2020, 9:58 AM 8,173 Views 17 Comments

The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
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# Suftum

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,619 Views 5 Comments

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:30 PM 14,642 Views 1 Comment

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

'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 9,912 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 20,271 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:26 PM 15,067 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2020, 1:00 AM 13,390 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 6,982 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 5,242 Views 20 Comments

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

Star forward Sutcliffe named Dublin hurling captain for 2020 season
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# Oh Danny Boy

Star forward Sutcliffe named Dublin hurling captain for 2020 season

Jan 21st 2020, 10:02 PM 5,881 Views 12 Comments

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

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
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# Leading By Example

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

Jan 20th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,249 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,886 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Dec 7th 2019, 1:30 AM 5,679 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:22 PM 5,992 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,044 Views 57 Comments

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

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