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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Captain

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# 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.
# Skipper
'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ
The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.
# Leader
'It's not an issue for me, I'm a player who wants to win the Test series'
Warren Gatland must decide whether Alun Wyn Jones is ready to start the first Test.
# Captain
Henderson proud of Lions after strangest of days on tour in South Africa
The Ireland lock led Warren Gatland’s side to their big win over the Sharks.
# Leader
Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series
The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.
# Skipper
Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions
The 29-year-old will lead the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday.
# Skips
'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray
The Limerick man is doing his best to stay true to himself.
# Shock
'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.
Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy
James Ryan and Jonny Gray appear to be the strongest options for a squad call-up.
# Influence
'He's top class' - Praise for Ireland's Champions League-winning coach
John Egan and Stephen Kenny have both hailed the impact of Anthony Barry.
# Challenge
'Challenge it' - Kiwi rugby getting to grips with new captain's referral system
There were referrals in both Super Rugby Aotearoa games last weekend.
# Skipper
Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’
# Good to go
Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training
The 35-year-old has recovered from a hamstring issue.
# Rathmore
'You couldn't pick two better people as captains' - The club producing Kerry's new football leaders
It was a momentous week for the Rathmore club with Paul Murphy and Aislinn Desmond chosen as Kerry captains.
# wrongs to right
Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps
The 35-year-old believes Ireland are in good condition to make a dent in 2021.
# Kingdom Leader
Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season
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.
# Skipper
'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.
# Captain
IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks
The 35-year-old Ireland captain is one of those out of contract in June 2021.
# Boost
Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland
The 35-year-old out-half has been missed by Andy Farrell’s side.
# Skipper
'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan
The 24-year-old will captain Ireland again this weekend versus Georgia.
# Ireland
Lancaster backs Ryan and Ireland to learn from tough day in Twickenham
‘He’ll be very reflective but he’ll move on very quickly. He’s very level-headed’
# Leader
O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy
The 24-year-old has lots of underage experience as a captain but this is an obvious step up.
# frustrations
Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton
The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.
# Reaction
'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'
Johnny Sexton had a few regrets in the leadership department after Ireland’s defeat in Paris.
# Leader
Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster
The 29-year-old back row is in excellent form early on in the new season.
# Captain
'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton
The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.
# Captain
'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.
# Family man
'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.
# Captain
Talismanic Henderson 'a big loss' as Ulster prepare for Edinburgh trip
The Scottish club are aiming to reach their first-ever Pro14 final.
# dreams
The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them
Ireland international Niamh Fahey on being appointed the Reds’ new skipper.
# Leader
Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.
# looking ahead
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
# Skipper
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for remainder of season
Jurgen Klopp said the 30-year-old will be sidelined with a knee injury.
# Pushed Back
Harrington says postponing Ryder Cup until 2021 was correct decision
The European captain vowed ‘that the European players and I will be ready’ next year.
# Finishing Up
Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy
The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.
# Leader
Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.
# suftum
'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.