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'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
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'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'

Thu 6:00 AM 8,372 Views 2 Comments

Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.

Former Springbok captain says 'demanding' Vermeulen will make big impression at Ulster
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Former Springbok captain says 'demanding' Vermeulen will make big impression at Ulster

Wed 7:15 AM 4,766 Views 0 Comments

Bobby Skinstad spoke to the World Cup winner before his move to Belfast was confirmed last week.

Eagle helps lift Henley to three-stroke PGA Wyndham lead
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Eagle helps lift Henley to three-stroke PGA Wyndham lead

Aug 14th 2021, 11:56 PM 2,318 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Seamus Power finished the day on one under.

'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks
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'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks

Jul 19th 2021, 4:14 PM 4,025 Views 1 Comment

The 27-year-old out-half is out of Covid isolation ahead of the first Lions Test.

Louis Oosthuizen boasts two-shot lead after setting Open halfway total record
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Louis Oosthuizen boasts two-shot lead after setting Open halfway total record

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 8:11 PM 7,585 Views 5 Comments

The South African added a 65 to his opening 64 for a total of 129 after the first two rounds.

'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 10,839 Views 4 Comments

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

Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A
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Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A

Jul 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,172 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man will lead the team for the first time in Cape Town.

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 7,664 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 3,818 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.

'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'
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'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'

Jul 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,651 Views 14 Comments

Even those who know Conor Murray well were surprised by Warren Gatland’s decision to make the scrum-half Lions captain.

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 5,284 Views 1 Comment

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

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 17,417 Views 43 Comments

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

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP
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Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP

Apr 29th 2021, 5:36 PM 21,410 Views 52 Comments

His likely opponents include MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Gavin Robinson.

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 19,609 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 6,367 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 7,702 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 7,252 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 7,301 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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# The Natural

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

Nov 17th 2020, 3:00 PM 32,519 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 28,770 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 5,427 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 4,021 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 7,426 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 8,995 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 7,007 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 20,650 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 7,173 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 8,179 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 49,677 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 17,011 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 9,916 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 15,074 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 10,627 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 13,403 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 6,994 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 5,244 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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# Leading By Example

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

Jan 20th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,270 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 23,588 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 6,430 Views 6 Comments

The Exeter Chiefs fullback replaces Stuart McInally.

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