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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Skipper

This year
2023
# doubt
Australia's most-capped skipper admits future uncertain
Michael Hooper says he has no idea what lies next after this year’s Rugby World Cup.
# Goat
'When you stand next to Johnny Sexton, you feel pretty special'
The Ireland captain will play his last Six Nations game tomorrow in Dublin.
# Final
Chance of a Grand Slam against England is 'stuff of dreams' for Sexton
The Ireland captain was proud of his side’s adversity in Murrayfield.
# Back in action
'I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous as I was before a game' - Sexton
The 37-year-old Ireland captain explained the confusion around his HIA in Cardiff.
Last year
2022
# Skipper
Cullen hails Ringrose's 'calm, composed' leadership after big Leinster win
The Leinster boss was pleased with how his players managed their long journey yesterday.
# Big call
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
# Skipper
The relatable Tadhg Furlong is an inspired choice as Ireland captain
The 29-year-old Wexford man is not your stereotypical Irish rugby player.
# Skipper
'I almost have to separate the opposition and the ref' - Sexton on captaincy
The 37-year-old will lead Ireland against South Africa this weekend in Dublin.
# Skipper
'It’s a huge honour' - Jack Carty takes over as Connacht's club captain
The out-half succeeds Jarrad Butler in the top leadership role.
# Skipper
Declan Hannon says 'sheer stubbornness' got Limerick over the line
Hannon received the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the fourth time as captain.
# Skipper
Wales captain Dan Biggar fit to start South Africa decider after shoulder injury
Wales are looking to back up their victory in Bloemfontein by winning the Test series.
# Skipper
McNamee's late winner sees Finn Harps take spoils against Shelbourne
The Harps captain scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute.
# pride of offaly
'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.
# goals
Sexton's mission for World Cup redemption with Ireland will be riveting
The Leinster out-half will play on until the age of 38 in his bid for further glory.
# Leader
'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'
Johnny Sexton is back to lead Ireland’s push for silverware in this Six Nations.
# Skipper
Harry Maguire to remain Manchester United captain for rest of season
Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick has rubbished reports that suggested Maguire could be replaced as skipper by Cristiano Ronaldo.
# Leader
'It’s like Sexto, he has a way with words... He's the right man for the job'
James Ryan captains Ireland in today’s Six Nations clash in Paris.
# tribe talisman
Five-time All-Star Burke to captain Shefflin's Galway hurlers
Joseph Cooney has been named vice-captain.
# Captain
'You’re picking up the phone thinking, 'Is it going to be good or bad news?''
Johnny Sexton is reveling in leading Ireland as they aim for Six Nations success.
# Captain
Eddie Jones confirms that Owen Farrell will miss the entire Six Nations
The Saracens man has undergone surgery on an ankle injury.
# Skippers
'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'
Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar will face off as captains in their sides’ Six Nations opener.
# Composure
'In other years, we could have struggled to get back into the game then'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was happy with his side’s resolve in the closing minutes in Castres.
# Skipper
Moycullen defender appointed Galway football captain
Matthew Tierney will vice-captain the side.
# Skipper
Coen takes over from Aidan O'Shea as Mayo captain for 2022 season
The 26-year-old previously captained Mayo to All-Ireland minor and U-21 titles.
All time
# Skipper
This has been one of POM's most interesting captaining challenges
The 32-year-old says it has been about keeping things as “cool and chilled as possible.”
# coygig
Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'
The skipper sparkled again as Vera Pauw’s side beat Georgia 11-0 last night.
# Skipper
Katie McCabe: 'There's still a lot of football to be played'
The Ireland captain was keen to move on to the next one after last night’s disappointing result.
# Unimpressed
Virgil van Dijk blasts 'awful, outrageous' Dutch performance
The Netherlands could only draw 2-2 against Montenegro.
# Skipper
Ireland's US-born striker 'honoured and humbled' to captain Danish top-flight side
Kyra Carusa plays her club football with HB Køge.
# Bouncing Back
'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones
The tourists have big questions to answer mentally, tactically, and in terms of selection.
# Skipper
'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ
The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.
# Skipper
Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9
The 35-year-old made his return from a shoulder injury in the win over the Stormers.
# Leader
'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.
# Skipper
Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions
The 29-year-old will lead the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday.
# Update
Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad
The second row hasn’t officially been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Japan.
# Skipper
Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions
The Limerick man isn’t a captain for Munster or Ireland.
Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy
James Ryan and Jonny Gray appear to be the strongest options for a squad call-up.
# Skipper
Jordan Henderson urges England to be fearless against Germany
Current Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate memorably missed a penalty as Germany at Euro ’96.
# Skipper
Wright pokes fun at Keane's 'captain's armband' on the ITV panel
The pair were alongside Roy’s old foe Patrick Vieira for last night’s heavyweight meeting of France and Germany.
# Skipper
Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’