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# leader - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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 6,998 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old second row still has plenty of room for improvement.

# leader - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton
# Captain
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# Captain

'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.

# leader - Monday 20 January, 2020

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
# Leading By Example
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# Leading By Example

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

Jan 20th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,277 Views 86 Comments

The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.

# leader - Thursday 16 January, 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 23,592 Views 49 Comments

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

# leader - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

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.

# leader - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
# Silent Leader
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# Silent Leader

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,894 Views 101 Comments

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# leader - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain
# Mature
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# Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,057 Views 57 Comments

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# leader - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
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# Leader

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:32 AM 13,556 Views 25 Comments

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

# leader - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
# Captain
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# Captain

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,517 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

# leader - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
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O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,839 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# leader - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
# Rainbow Nation
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# Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,420 Views 7 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

# leader - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
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# Leader

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,596 Views 40 Comments

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

# leader - Monday 14 October, 2019

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
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Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,968 Views 35 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# leader - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
# Main Man
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# Main Man

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Oct 1st 2019, 9:25 AM 10,754 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# leader - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
# In The Zone
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# In The Zone

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,809 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

# leader - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack
# Captain
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# Captain

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:45 PM 10,879 Views 30 Comments

The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.

# leader - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt
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Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,351 Views 24 Comments

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# leader - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
# Final Chapter
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# Final Chapter

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,860 Views 14 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# leader - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain
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Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain

Aug 7th 2019, 2:49 PM 4,393 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh Grand Slam-winning captain admits having children gave him some perspective on his playing career.

# leader - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Carapaz grabs pink jersey with Giro stage 14 win
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Carapaz grabs pink jersey with Giro stage 14 win

May 25th 2019, 6:11 PM 2,589 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old edged ahead of Primoz Roglic in the standings after breaking from the chief contenders on the Giro’s toughest hill yet.

# leader - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'He's a man for the big games': Bernardo Silva urges Kompany to stay as contract winds down
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'He's a man for the big games': Bernardo Silva urges Kompany to stay as contract winds down

May 7th 2019, 4:58 PM 3,354 Views 4 Comments

The Belgian’s current deal is up at the end of the season and the midfielder wants Manchester City’s captain to remain at the club.

# leader - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
# Ireland Women
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# Ireland Women

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,690 Views 13 Comments

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

# leader - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Sam Bennett extends his lead at Tour of Turkey
# Fast Start
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# Fast Start

Sam Bennett extends his lead at Tour of Turkey

Apr 18th 2019, 6:55 PM 3,619 Views 1 Comment

The Irish rider finished second in today’s third stage to Edremit.

# leader - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best
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'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

Mar 16th 2019, 10:30 PM 12,933 Views 42 Comments

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

# leader - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Boost for Westmeath as key defender returns while experienced forward named captain
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Boost for Westmeath as key defender returns while experienced forward named captain

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 3:23 PM 6,502 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Martin replaces John Heslin as skipper.

Reds defender Van Dijk emerges as a doubt through illness
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Reds defender Van Dijk emerges as a doubt through illness

Jan 29th 2019, 2:09 PM 5,335 Views 8 Comments

The big Dutchman has been a colossus since joining Liverpool but he could miss their Premier League meeting with Leicester City.

# leader - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Pogba could be Man United captain after Mourinho demotion, says Solskjaer
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Pogba could be Man United captain after Mourinho demotion, says Solskjaer

Jan 24th 2019, 11:55 PM 4,687 Views 13 Comments

The caretaker boss says the Frenchman may get the chance to lead the club again after being stripped of the deputy role by the Portuguese.

# leader - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'He's more an individual player than a leader'
# Flaw
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# Flaw

'He's more an individual player than a leader'

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:00 PM 7,019 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has demanded more from Eden Hazard.

# leader - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season
# Mentor
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# Mentor

Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season

Jan 17th 2019, 7:18 PM 10,926 Views 6 Comments

The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.

# leader - Friday 4 January, 2019

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets
# Big Move
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# Big Move

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets

Jan 4th 2019, 1:48 PM 12,065 Views 15 Comments

The 32-year-old has been forced into a major positional change due to injuries.

# leader - Friday 7 December, 2018

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, ally of Merkel, elected new leader of CDU party
# Germany
# Germany

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, ally of Merkel, elected new leader of CDU party

Updated Dec 7th 2018, 4:20 PM 19,953 Views 57 Comments

Kramp-Karrenbauer narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a one-time Merkel rival.

# leader - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019
# Politico
# Politico

Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019

Dec 4th 2018, 10:52 AM 31,841 Views 65 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader is also described as a ‘unifier’ by the publication.

# leader - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job
# Sinn Féin Think-in
# Sinn Féin Think-in

Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job

Sep 4th 2018, 1:11 PM 28,371 Views 89 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said she is in charge of the party, and no ‘shadowy figures’ are in control.

# leader - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain
# Skipper
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Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

Aug 15th 2018, 7:53 PM 8,064 Views 8 Comments

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# leader - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain
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Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Aug 7th 2018, 4:51 PM 17,012 Views 43 Comments

Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.

# leader - Monday 25 June, 2018

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland
# Main Man
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# Main Man

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

Jun 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 41,093 Views 48 Comments

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

# leader - Monday 18 June, 2018

Dublin's captain fantastic lands top award to cap historic league campaign
# Scoring Star
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# Scoring Star

Dublin's captain fantastic lands top award to cap historic league campaign

Jun 18th 2018, 4:13 PM 3,382 Views 0 Comments

Deadly forward Sinéad Aherne has been named Player of the Month for May.

# leader - Saturday 16 June, 2018

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne
# Skipper
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O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

Jun 16th 2018, 10:15 PM 19,728 Views 43 Comments

The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# leader - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'
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'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'

Jun 14th 2018, 3:22 PM 5,458 Views 1 Comment

The oldest competitor at the Special Olympics Ireland Games will lead from the front this weekend.

# leader - Friday 8 June, 2018

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies
# Skipper
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# Skipper

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies

Jun 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,396 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.