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#Captain

# captain - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From The42 'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony Silent Leader

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

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

# captain - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From The42 Natural introvert, leader James Ryan intent on making noise in defining back-to-backs Totemic

Natural introvert, leader James Ryan intent on making noise in defining back-to-backs

The Leinster second row had to brush off the calls for him to captain Ireland. He is aware he still has plenty to learn.

# captain - Thursday 5 December, 2019

From The42 Star forward retains Cork captaincy after back-to-back club All-Ireland wins Young Blood

Star forward retains Cork captaincy after back-to-back club All-Ireland wins

Doireann O’Sullivan leads Ephie Fitzgerald’s Rebels again in 2020.

# captain - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain Mature

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

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

# captain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From The42 Lingard 'honoured' to be handed Man United captaincy for Europa League trip Boyhood Club

Lingard 'honoured' to be handed Man United captaincy for Europa League trip

The England international will wear the armband against Astana this afternoon.

# captain - Monday 4 November, 2019

From The42 Man City captain Silva set to miss top-of-the-table trip to Liverpool Key Player

Man City captain Silva set to miss top-of-the-table trip to Liverpool

Manager Pep Guardiola says the Spanish playmaker will be out for a minimum of 10 days.

# captain - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From The42 'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example Captain

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

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

# captain - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From The42 O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain Leader

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

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

# captain - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

From The42 'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around Honesty

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

# captain - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup' Dilemma

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'

Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.

# captain - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From The42 'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland Positive

'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland

The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.

# captain - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From The42 'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud' Main Man

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

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

# captain - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 Dortmund back under-fire captain after TV outburst Support

Dortmund back under-fire captain after TV outburst

Marco Reus was fuming when the team conceded a late own goal.

# captain - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack Captain

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

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

# captain - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

From The42 Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7 Possible XV

Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7

Joe Schmidt is set to make sweeping changes to his team to face Wales.

From The42 Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt Leader

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

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# captain - Saturday 24 August, 2019

From The42 'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better' Final Chapter

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

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

# captain - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From The42 Seamus Coleman rewarded with Everton captaincy for 11th campaign at the club Skipper Seamus This post contains videos

Seamus Coleman rewarded with Everton captaincy for 11th campaign at the club

The Donegal defender takes the Toffees armband.

# captain - Saturday 25 May, 2019

From The42 Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress Leadership

Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress

The second row returns to the Leinster bench today after a frustrating injury in recent times.

# captain - Sunday 5 May, 2019

From The42 'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there' Farewell

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# captain - Sunday 28 April, 2019

From The42 'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward' Ireland Women

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

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

# captain - Saturday 16 March, 2019

From The42 'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best Leader

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

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

# captain - Sunday 10 March, 2019

From The42 Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here' Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

# captain - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From The42 Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup Final Chapter

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

# captain - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From The42 Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland Improved

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

# captain - Friday 4 January, 2019

From The42 Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets Big Move

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets

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

From The42 Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV Statement

Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV

Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.

# captain - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From The42 'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style Skippers

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

# captain - Friday 23 November, 2018

From The42 Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.

# captain - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read 1 V 2

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read

The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.

# captain - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From The42 Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities Stepping Up

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

# captain - Saturday 8 September, 2018

From The42 Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA Brazil This post contains videos

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.

# captain - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

From The42 Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain Skipper

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

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

# captain - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain Leader

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

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

# captain - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster 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.

# captain - Friday 22 June, 2018

From The42 O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap 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.

# captain - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne Skipper

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

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

# captain - Friday 8 June, 2018

From The42 'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies 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.

# captain - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man' 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.

# captain - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From The42 No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start 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.

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