Munster and Ireland legend Donncha O’Callaghan has been confirmed as the club captain of Premiership side Worcester Warriors for the coming season.
The 38-year-old, now entering his third season at Sixways, has been handed the armband in what will be Gary Gold’s first full season as Director of Rugby.
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Warriors announce @docallaghan4 as Club captain ahead of the 2017/18 season.
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Speaking to the team’s website following the announcement, O’Callaghan expressed his happiness at the honour of being made captain for the upcoming campaign:
“I have loved every minute of my time at Sixways and it is a huge honour to lead this side into the new season.
“The Premiership is tougher than ever so I am focused on ensuring the lads put in the performances the supporters deserve so we can all pull together and have a successful campaign.”
The lock joined Worcester from Munster in 2015, making almost 50 domestic appearances for the club since. Gold first handed the armband by Gold in a Challenge Cup fixture Enisei-STM in the middle of last season, before being made the Premiership captain. The Corkman will be hoping to lead Worcester to a better finish in the Premiership table this year, having finished second-last last season with only relegated Bristol below them.
He will, however, have the added benefit of former Ireland and Munster teammate Peter Stringer alongside him, with the 39-year-old joining on a six-month contract from Sale Sharks. The pair will actually be facing Munster when the Irish province come to Sixways on Thursday evening ahead of the new Premiership and Pro14 seasons.
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