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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Captain

All time
# Irish Abroad
'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'
Former Ulster and Ireland U20s hooker Niall Annett is now well settled with Worcester Warriors.
# Leader
'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'
Former Ireland captain Rory Best is confident his successor, Johnny Sexton, will bounce back.
# Gutted
'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'
Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.
# Captain
A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland
The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.
# Captain
'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'
The Ireland out-half is getting to grips with his new role as the team’s permanent leader.
# Leader
James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland
The 23-year-old second row still has plenty of room for improvement.
# Captain
'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton
34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.
# Oh Danny Boy
Star forward Sutcliffe named Dublin hurling captain for 2020 season
The St Jude’s man will lead Mattie Kenny’s side.
# Leading by example
Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.
# Silent Leader
'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.
# totemic
Natural introvert, leader James Ryan intent on making noise in defining back-to-backs
The Leinster second row had to brush off the calls for him to captain Ireland. He is aware he still has plenty to learn.
# Young blood
Star forward retains Cork captaincy after back-to-back club All-Ireland wins
Doireann O’Sullivan leads Ephie Fitzgerald’s Rebels again in 2020.
# mature
Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain
The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.
# boyhood club
Lingard 'honoured' to be handed Man United captaincy for Europa League trip
The England international will wear the armband against Astana this afternoon.
# key player
Man City captain Silva set to miss top-of-the-table trip to Liverpool
Manager Pep Guardiola says the Spanish playmaker will be out for a minimum of 10 days.
# Captain
'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.
# Leader
O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.
# honesty
'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around
The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.
# Dilemma
'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'
Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.
# Positive
'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland
The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.
# main man
'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.
# Support
Dortmund back under-fire captain after TV outburst
Marco Reus was fuming when the team conceded a late own goal.
# Captain
Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack
The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.
# Possible XV
Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7
Joe Schmidt is set to make sweeping changes to his team to face Wales.
# Leader
Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt
Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.
# Final Chapter
'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.
# skipper seamus
Seamus Coleman rewarded with Everton captaincy for 11th campaign at the club
The Donegal defender takes the Toffees armband.
# Leadership
Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress
The second row returns to the Leinster bench today after a frustrating injury in recent times.
# Farewell
'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.
# Ireland Women
'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July
# Leader
'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best
The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.
# Skipper
Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'
The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.
# Final Chapter
Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup
The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.
# improved
Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland
Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.
# Big Move
Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets
The 32-year-old has been forced into a major positional change due to injuries.
# statement
Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV
Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.
# Skippers
'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.
Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement
The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.
# 1 v 2
'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read
The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.
# stepping up
Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities
The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.