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'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

Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 5,677 Views 1 Comment

The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.

'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 10,827 Views 4 Comments

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

Henderson proud of Lions after strangest of days on tour in South Africa
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Henderson proud of Lions after strangest of days on tour in South Africa

Jul 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 7,658 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland lock led Warren Gatland’s side to their big win over the Sharks.

Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series
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Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,799 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.

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 5,268 Views 1 Comment

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

'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray
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'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 5:06 PM 18,462 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick man is doing his best to stay true to himself.

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
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'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,590 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

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

Jun 26th 2021, 6:55 PM 11,876 Views 14 Comments

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

'He's top class' - Praise for Ireland's Champions League-winning coach
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# Influence

'He's top class' - Praise for Ireland's Champions League-winning coach

Jun 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 10,508 Views 0 Comments

John Egan and Stephen Kenny have both hailed the impact of Anthony Barry.

'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 11,731 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 19,600 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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Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:13 PM 4,650 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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'You couldn't pick two better people as captains' - The club producing Kerry's new football leaders

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 35,206 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 4,681 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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Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season

Jan 25th 2021, 8:33 PM 10,377 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 42,940 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 21,457 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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Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland

Nov 30th 2020, 1:01 AM 7,699 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 6,788 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 7,581 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 7,293 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 25,136 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 28,764 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 5,422 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 57,135 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 7,423 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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'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 20,103 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 5,988 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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The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 25,306 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 7,169 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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Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,943 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 6,125 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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Harrington says postponing Ryder Cup until 2021 was correct decision

Jul 8th 2020, 4:50 PM 2,024 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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Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

Jun 2nd 2020, 11:16 AM 5,788 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 8,177 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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'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,660 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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'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:30 PM 14,686 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 9,914 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 20,278 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 15,073 Views 57 Comments

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

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