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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.’

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
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Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:25 AM 6,283 Views 0 Comments

A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.

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 7,693 Views 15 Comments

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

Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling
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Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling

Nov 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,248 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old has had a frustrating time with injury, suspension, and a medical issue.

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.

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
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'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test

Nov 17th 2020, 3:00 PM 32,512 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.

'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.

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
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James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 4,003 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

'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.

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
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Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 8,968 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final
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Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final

Sep 8th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,000 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old second row has fully recovered from his shoulder injury.

80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities
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80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities

Aug 23rd 2020, 11:30 AM 20,640 Views 35 Comments

The 35-year-old combined superbly with his team-mates to help create James Lowe’s try.

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.

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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'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.

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
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'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 17,007 Views 46 Comments

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

'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.

'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
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'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 10,619 Views 4 Comments

Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.

'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.

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
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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.

'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 23,571 Views 49 Comments

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

Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations
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Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations

Jan 15th 2020, 10:26 AM 6,426 Views 6 Comments

The Exeter Chiefs fullback replaces Stuart McInally.

'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 19,886 Views 99 Comments

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

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 32,044 Views 57 Comments

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

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
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'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:32 AM 13,455 Views 25 Comments

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

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

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,487 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

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 7,830 Views 37 Comments

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

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
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'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,411 Views 7 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
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O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,587 Views 40 Comments

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
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Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,963 Views 35 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

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

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
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Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,802 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

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

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 12,347 Views 24 Comments

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

'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 4,855 Views 14 Comments

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

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