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'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.
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'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.
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'Letting the team down, letting the county down, is the biggest disappointment'
Donegal’s Michael Murphy on a tough 2021, the retirement question and his future in management.
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'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.
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Former Springbok captain says 'demanding' Vermeulen will make big impression at Ulster
Bobby Skinstad spoke to the World Cup winner before his move to Belfast was confirmed last week.
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Eagle helps lift Henley to three-stroke PGA Wyndham lead
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Seamus Power finished the day on one under.
# Tactician
'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks
The 27-year-old out-half is out of Covid isolation ahead of the first Lions Test.
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Louis Oosthuizen boasts two-shot lead after setting Open halfway total record
The South African added a 65 to his opening 64 for a total of 129 after the first two rounds.
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'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.
# Team news
Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A
The Munster man will lead the team for the first time in Cape Town.
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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.
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Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series
The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.
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'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'
Even those who know Conor Murray well were surprised by Warren Gatland’s decision to make the scrum-half Lions captain.
# Skipper
Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions
The 29-year-old will lead the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday.
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Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions
The Limerick man isn’t a captain for Munster or Ireland.
# DUP
Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP
His likely opponents include MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Gavin Robinson.
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Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’
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Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.
# 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.
# Senior PLayer
Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling
The 28-year-old has had a frustrating time with injury, suspension, and a medical issue.
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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.
# The Natural
'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.
# 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.
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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.
# Influence
James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.
# 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.
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Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.
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Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final
The 24-year-old second row has fully recovered from his shoulder injury.
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80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities
The 35-year-old combined superbly with his team-mates to help create James Lowe’s try.
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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.
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Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.
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'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.
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'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.
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'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.
# standards
'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.
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'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.
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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.
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'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.