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# Interview
'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'
Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss tells The42 about being the boss.
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John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht
The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.
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Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain
The new South Africa director of rugby has backed O’Mahony to lead again.
# Your Say
Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?
It appears Enda Kenny is safe for now but it is likely he will have to step down later this year.
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Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy
The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.
# playmaker
'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes
The Ulster out-half is now favourite to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in South Africa.
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'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior'
Pat Lam revealed that his brilliant centre was injured in training this week.
# Power Outage
Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party
Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.
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Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge
We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.
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Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'
“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”
# findings
New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny
The poll also found that only 54% of Fine Gael voters want Kenny elected Taoiseach.
# Captain
Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy
‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’
# Prospect
Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's
The 19-year-old has shown rich promise in his burgeoning career.
# follow my lead
Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader
From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.
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'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best
The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.
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'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster
The former fullback has been helping out on the psychology side of things in Limerick.
# mag 7
Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on
The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.
Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract
The 33-year-old has penned a new deal with Pat Lam’s province.
# Leader
Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready
Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.
# Captain
Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders
The Ireland-qualified back row isn’t a fan of doing too much talking.
# Personality
Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you
Do you come across as hard working? Aggressive? Successful?
# leinster leader
'Isa really stepped up when Kev had to retire': Leo Cullen explains his choice of Leinster captain
The Kiwi will still be around to lead Leinster’s squad when the Irish internationals head in to camp.
# King of NZ
'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw
The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.
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Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby
The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.
# sing out sunday
"Am I moved by your performance? That should be what sells records, more than what you look like"
A top vocal coach shares what it’s like working on hit TV show the Voice.
# Complete
Analysis: Robbie Henshaw dominates midfield to lead for Ireland
The 22-year-old’s exceptional performance last weekend bodes well before the Argentina clash.
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'I remember walking up but I can't remember what I said. I'd give the speech a solid 2/10’
Cork’s All-Ireland winning captain is bidding for another club crown with Milford this weekend.
Voices
Is it time America had a woman president?
Here in Ireland, the question repeatedly posed to me by family, friends and colleagues is: “Will it be Hillary?” writes Larry Donnelly.
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Joe Schmidt 'a great coach, but an intense, scary guy as well'
Joe Schmidt was impressed by Chris Henry long before he became Ireland coach, but the Ulster openside is still scared to put a foot wrong.
# Your Say
Poll: Is Ireland doing enough for the migrant crisis?
Reports have emerged this morning that as many as 200 people have died in the Mediterranean
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Ex-Munster centre de Villiers nears Springboks comeback after horror injury
The 34-year-old’s road to recovery is the subject of an excellent documentary.
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Henry's return boosts Schmidt's back row options for World Cup
‘I think he’s a really good character to have in the group,’ says the Ireland coach of the Ulsterman.
# Cult of Personality
Turkmenistan has unveiled this MASSIVE statue of its president riding a horse
He’s also holding a dove.
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Captain O'Mahony and Zebo fit to start Munster's Pro12 semi-final in Thomond
The Ireland international pair have proven their fitness to face the Ospreys
# remember
Singapore's founding father, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91
Lee Kuan Yew has been hailed as the person who turned Singapore into the prosperous city it is today.
# Captain Fantastic
'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success
The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.
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'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland
The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’
# wide man
Bowe happy to chase the kicks as part of Schmidt's Ireland masterplan
The 30-year-old lost his grandmother last week and says the win over France was ‘special’.
# standard setter
Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings
The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.
# Leader
McCarthy excited to release star-studded Ireland U20s backline
The UCD scrum-half is captain of Nigel Carolan’s side, who face Italy this evening.