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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Captain

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# Brazil
Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA
PSG star Neymar scored on his first outing as national team captain on Friday night.
# Skipper
Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain
The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.
# Leader
Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain
Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.
# best foot forward
'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster
The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.
# pom
O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap
The 28-year-old makes up the Ireland back row with CJ Stander and Jack Conan.
# Skipper
O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne
The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.
# Skipper
'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies
The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.
# pom
'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'
Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland in Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.
# Leaders
No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start
Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.
# Leaders
Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up
With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.
# Die Mannschaft
'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup
Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.
# resilience
'Munster have been incredible... They looked after me and I feel I owe them a lot'
Mike Sherry is hoping to make up for lost time and reward Munster’s faith in him.
# proud day
CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George
The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.
# Captain Fantastic
Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract
The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.
# Young Guns
'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'
Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.
# Captain
'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'
Tommy O’Brien has learned that he has to trust his team-mates to do their jobs.
# Captain
'John Terry has been a big loss' - Conte highlights absence of former Chelsea skipper
Terry was back at the Chelsea training ground this week to provide moral support to under-fire boss Antonio Conte.
# fresh start
'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'
Ireland Women captain Ciara Griffin says movement between the 7s and 15s squads has been flagged in advance.
# Leader
Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign
The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.
# Rise To The Top
'I'd never expected to be captain of Ireland at 21. It's what you've always dreamed of'
2017 has been one to remember for Katie McCabe. She brings The42 through her rise to where she is today.
# The kingdom
Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018
Fionn Fitzgerald will lead the Kingdom next year having co-captained Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014.
# Team news
Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash
The 28-year-old St Mary’s man will captain Leinster for the very first time as they make the trip to Thomond Park on Tuesday.
# leader by example
'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'
Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.
# The cavalry
Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle
Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.
# Skipper
'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband
The Hull City midfielder filled the role in the absence of Seamus Coleman and Jon Walters last night.
# Flight Cancellations
'Disrespecting pilots will not help solve our shared problems': Ryanair captains speak out
An experienced Ryanair captain based in Europe describes to what it is like working for the company.
# captain's call
Two Tipp captains in Croker as Derry's adopted daughter relishes All-Ireland battle
‘Where else would you see it? Go somewhere else out of your home county and they let you take on that honour, and back you.’
# bermo
‘What I remember most is Ronaldo running across and Patrick Flynn creaming him out of it’
St Patrick’s Athletic defender Ian Bermingham chats to The 42 about his time in Inchicore and taking the captain’s armband this season.
# Leader
With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.
# Finnish him
'We've got to make sure we have no excuses tomorrow and that we get the job done'
Club captain Finn says Rovers will not be taking to the field looking for a draw in Tallaght tomorrow night.
# Captain
Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM
The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.
# Candystripes
‘I want to be a leader like Ryan was to us'
Ger Doherty discusses Derry City’s aspirations in Europe and his role as club captain since the tragic passing of Ryan McBride.
# dejected
O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine
The Munster man was on the losing side as he captained the Lions in the first Test.
# O Captain My Captain
'Bohemians is a big club. It deserves to be at the right end of the table'
Derek Pender reflects on three seasons captaining Bohemians and what is proving to be a promising campaign for the club in 2017.
# pom
'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.
# Leader
'I think he’ll make us proud' - O'Mahony set to be named Lions captain
The 27-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Test captain tomorrow.
# Respected
Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend
The Munster flanker is in with a good chance of leading the Lions in Auckland.
# Captain
'Dad arrived yesterday so it was good timing': O'Mahony proud and honoured to lead Lions
The Munster captain was superb in Rotorua.
# tullow trial
O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton
‘I know there’s every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test.’
# Interview
‘There’s been a lot of bad press about the club. And it is unfair, it’s very unfair’
Athlone’s captain Niall Scullion chats to The42 about a difficult few weeks for the club ahead of tonight’s game with Cabinteely.