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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Captain

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# The Main Man
'Did it motivate me? Yeah... It was gutting' - Sexton still proving his point
The Ireland captain has fully recovered from a procedure on his face last month.
Last year
2022
# Leeside Matters
Four-time All-Ireland winner to captain Cork for 2023
Amy O’Connor says it is ‘a huge honour’.
# Wanderlust
'I can't do it in the Masai Mara! But when I get back to Nairobi I can do my running'
The well-travelled Harry McNulty captains the Ireland 7s in Dubai this weekend.
# Big call
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
# Skipper
The relatable Tadhg Furlong is an inspired choice as Ireland captain
The 29-year-old Wexford man is not your stereotypical Irish rugby player.
# Captain
Katie McCabe won't be watching the World Cup and would have turned down trip to Qatar
The tournament kicks off on 20 November.
# Trial
Rangers captain ‘vindicated’ after being cleared of dangerous driving
Lawyers for James Tavernier said he had always believed he had done ‘nothing wrong’.
# Captain
'It was definitely a step up' - Casey reflects on a tough night for Ireland A team
The Munster scrum-half captained Andy Farrell’s A team against the All Blacks XV at the RDS last night.
# Wave Goodbye
Former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw retires
The 36-year-old made his Test debut in 2009 and went on to win 66 international caps.
# Captain
ROG's criticism hurt but Carty aiming for another World Cup with Ireland
The 30-year-old Connacht skipper is close to returning from a wrist injury.
# Pride
'I didn’t know I was going to be captain until before the game' - O'Shea
A good day got better for the 23-year-old Dubliner, as he scored one and created another in West Brom’s 5-2 victory over Hull.
# heartbeat
Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.
# Condolences
'The squad's condolences are with Kate Moran's family this week'
Ireland Women captain Nichola Fryday said the young camogie player’s death was a tragedy.
# Bouncing Back
Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad
Captain and out-half Jack Carty is hopeful the players can cut out their habit of making consecutive errors.
# pride of offaly
'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.
# goals
Sexton's mission for World Cup redemption with Ireland will be riveting
The Leinster out-half will play on until the age of 38 in his bid for further glory.
# Leader
'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'
Johnny Sexton is back to lead Ireland’s push for silverware in this Six Nations.
# Leader
'It’s like Sexto, he has a way with words... He's the right man for the job'
James Ryan captains Ireland in today’s Six Nations clash in Paris.
# tribe talisman
Five-time All-Star Burke to captain Shefflin's Galway hurlers
Joseph Cooney has been named vice-captain.
# Sevens
'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'
Lucy Mulhall captained Ireland 7s to their first-ever silver medal on the World Series last weekend.
# Rebel Roar
All-Ireland winning Mourneabbey midfielder to captain Cork for 2022
Máire O’Callaghan will lead the Rebels, with Melissa Duggan named vice-captain.
# Captain
'You’re picking up the phone thinking, 'Is it going to be good or bad news?''
Johnny Sexton is reveling in leading Ireland as they aim for Six Nations success.
# Captain
Eddie Jones confirms that Owen Farrell will miss the entire Six Nations
The Saracens man has undergone surgery on an ankle injury.
# Skippers
'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'
Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar will face off as captains in their sides’ Six Nations opener.
All time
# Kick On
'That game will be important to me when I retire. That'll be one you remember'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is keen for his team to kick on against Castres.
# Captain
'It has been a mental experience, but I couldn't be prouder of the lads'
Peter O’Mahony is a proud man after his side’s win over Wasps.
# Skipper
This has been one of POM's most interesting captaining challenges
The 32-year-old says it has been about keeping things as “cool and chilled as possible.”
# coygig
Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'
The skipper sparkled again as Vera Pauw’s side beat Georgia 11-0 last night.
# Skipper
Katie McCabe: 'There's still a lot of football to be played'
The Ireland captain was keen to move on to the next one after last night’s disappointing result.
# Murray
'The hardest thing is to stay at the top and that’s what Conor has done'
Conor Murray starts against Argentina tomorrow as he wins his 91st cap.
# Update
Carty called up by Ireland after Sexton ruled out for up to six weeks
Gavin Coombes has re-joined the Ireland squad after his recent illness.
# Leader
'I'm the proudest person in Ireland... Actions speak louder than words'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin praised her team for staying united in a tough week.
# Leader
'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin said the entire squad stands with hooker Cliodhna Moloney.
# captain's call
'We've come on leaps and bounds. 1-0 against the second best in the world isn't the worst result'
Ireland skipper Katie McCabe says her side ‘need to eliminate the fine margins’ after an own goal proved costly against Sweden.
# X-ray
Cricket Ireland reveal extent of captain Balbirnie's foot injury ahead of T20 World Cup
The injury was sustained while batting in yesterday’s loss to the UAE in Dubai.
# long-term contract
'I want to be here as long as possible' - Liverpool captain Henderson agrees new deal
The England midfielder joined the Reds from Sunderland a decade ago, and has gone on to become one of the most successful players in the club’s history.
# awj
Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones
The Welshman believes the touring team is a special part of rugby.
# awj
'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'
Alun Wyn Jones is looking forward to seeing Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw playing together.
# Bouncing Back
'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones
The tourists have big questions to answer mentally, tactically, and in terms of selection.
'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face'
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi delivered an immense performance against the Lions.