Johnny Sexton Favourite To Be Next Ireland Captain
Next Permanent Ireland Captain
The question on many minds now after Rory Best hung up his boots in Japan is who Andy Farrell will announce as the next captain of the Ireland men’s rugby team.
Best retired from the sport after Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final exit, leaving the captaincy unoccupied and the decision on an official leader will be made before the 2020 Six Nations.
We have made the Leinster Rugby and Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton the Evens favourite from 6/4 to captain Ireland
…with the 34-year old boasting the experience needed to lead his country.
James Ryan is the 5/2 second favourite from 7/2 with many fans eager to see him get the role, but former captain Brian O’Driscoll said Farrell should consider giving him more time to develop at Test level.
Support for Ireland in the 2020 Six Nations outright market is evaporating fast after their Rugby World Cup dreams ended at the quarter-final stage to New Zealand.
England are the 8/11 favourites from 6/5 following their impressive run that saw them finish as the runners-up to South Africa. 2019 Six Nations winners Wales are 9/2 from 3/1.
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