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Watch: Carnage At West Ham As Mark Noble Slams Pitch Invader

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Mark Noble of West Ham United clashes with a pitch invader during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

West Ham fell to Burnley today in the Premier League, as David Moyes’ Hammers saw their relegation fears increase with a 3-0 loss at home. The London outfit are currently in 16th position, just three clear of Crystal Palace and Stoke City who are in the relegation zone with a game in hand. Frustrated supporters made their grievances known, and …

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Kerry And Tyrone Captains Confirmed For 2018

Tyrone Kerry

As we head for Christmas, the gaelic games fans amongst us are counting down the days until the return of intercounty action. Ahead of the new format in 2018, the All-Ireland Championship promises to be a fascinating one. As the ‘big four’ of Dublin, Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone continue as the front-runners, the chasing pack will be eager to break into …

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Can You Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Since 2000?

All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny 14/9/2003 DJ Carey raises the Liam McCarthy Cup on Hill 16 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For every hurling player up and down the country, the ultimate dream is to lead your county to All-Ireland glory. Stepping up in the Hogan Stand on the first Sunday in September to lift the Liam McCarthy Cup is the goal, realised by some remarkable hurlers down through the years. We’re challenging you to name the 17 captains to captain their …

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Betting Suspended On Sam Warburton Being Lions Captain

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Since the crescendo of the Six Nations, talk within rugby circles has been dominated by the impending Lions squad announcement. This year has been somewhat unique, in that there has been no clear frontrunner to skipper the tourists in June and July. Names such as Dylan Hartley, Rory Best and Alun Wyn Jones have all been thrown about. The tag …

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England’s Six Nations Campaign – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Eddie Jones’ England team finished an overall superb fourteen months on a particularly disappointing low point against a dominant Ireland side on Saturday evening, but the side still have much to take out of their Six Nations campaign. We review the good, the bad and the ugly of this year’s tournament. The Good As well as winning four games out …

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Dylan Hartley Must Complete Fitness Test In Order To Start For England In Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Dylan Hartley of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England captain Dylan Hartley must prove his fitness in order to start against France in the Six Nations. The hooker is currently serving a six-week ban for striking Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien in the European Champions Cup. This means that the tie with France would be his first bit of action since early December. With Jamie George impressing for Saracens, Eddie …

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RFU Chief’s Backing Of Dylan Hartley May Divide Opinion

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Dylan Hartley of Northampton walks off the pitch after being shown the red card by referee Jerome Garces during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Dylan Hartley has once again found himself embroiled in controversy this week. The England captain received a red card for swinging his arm at Seán O’Brien during Northampton’s loss to Leinster last Friday. Hartley’s disciplinary record was a major concern for many when he was initially appointed as captain by Eddie Jones, and up to this point the Australian’s decision …

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Wayne Rooney Comes Out Fighting, But Does He Pack A Punch Anymore?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United warms up during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s been a long, controversial week for Wayne Rooney. After pictures of the striker drunk at a wedding emerged last week, Rooney issued a public apology. After United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford he back-tracked and came out fighting with the media firmly in his cross hairs. “It feels as if the media are trying to write my …

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Opinion: Why Jamie George Should Be England’s First Choice Hooker

You might not realise it, but England’s most difficult positional decision lies at hooker. Jamie George is a talented all-round hooker with a very bright future, but his potential selection ahead of captain Dylan Hartley could have significant ramifications for the Red Rose as a whole. It’s hard to deny the impact that previously troubled Northampton Saints man Hartley has …

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Exclusive: Schalk Burger Talks Springboks Captaincy And Life In London

St. Albans is a city district just outside London which lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield, about 19 miles north-north west of London. In Roman times the town was a common destination for travellers heading north on the old Roman road of Watling Street, so it’s kind of fitting that today it is now the new home of Springbok flanker Schalk Burger, a …

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Lions Coach Backs His Own Number 8 To Become Next Springboks Captain

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Lions coach Johan Ackermann during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Southern Kings at Emirates Airline Park on July 08, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Lions coach and former Springboks second-row Johan Ackerman believes that his side’s captain, Warren Whiteley, would be an excellent replacement to succeed Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss as Springboks captain. Strauss, who was only named Springboks captain in May following the appointment of Allister Coetzee as head coach in April, announced his plans to retire from international rugby at the end …

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The New Arsenal Club Captain Has Been Announced


Arsene Wenger has made a decision on a new Arsenal club captain. BREAKING: Arsenal name Per Mertesacker as their new captain. #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 13, 2016 ? Congratulations to @Mertesacker, our new club captain! pic.twitter.com/BjzOsibEF9 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 13, 2016 The German defender is facing a lengthly injury layoff, but nonetheless has been …

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Derry Star Gerard O’Kane Retires From Intercounty Football

Allianz Football League Division 1 Semi-Final 13/4/2014 Derry vs Mayo Derry's Gerard O'Kane and Andy Moran of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It has been announced this morning that Derry star Gerard O’Kane has retired from intercounty football. The 31 year-old has enjoyed a long career with the Oak Leaf County, captaining the minor side to All-Ireland glory in 2002. He was an integral part of the side that won the National Football League in 2008, and was a constant presence in …

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Opinion: Why Iain Henderson Is A Future Ireland Captain

Cape Town , South Africa - 11 June 2016; Iain Henderson of Ireland is tackled by Francois Louw of South Africa during the 1st test of the Castle Lager Incoming series between South Africa and Ireland at the DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

A lot of responsibility comes with being an international captain and some players are made for it while others seemingly crumble under the pressure. The buck starts and stops with you as the skipper and, as seen with England during last year’s World Cup, if you make the wrong decision in a pivotal moment it can very much haunt you for months …

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