Sam Warburton has considered stepping down as Wales captain for years due to injuries, form and off-field distractions

Sam Warburton has considered stepping down as Wales captain for years due to injuries, form and off-field distractions Warburton has captained his country since 2011 and led them to a Six Nations Grand Slam. – Sam Warburton to stand down as captain of Wales. – Alun Wyn Jones is the favourite to replace the flanker. – Warburton has captained Wales 49 times and is the …

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Sam Warburton can rediscover his 2013 Lions form if he gives up captaincy, says Sir Clive Woodward

Sam Warburton can follow Chris Robshaw’s lead and get back to his international best without the burden of Test captaincy on his shoulders. And in Alun Wyn Jones, Wales’ caretaker coach Rob Howley has a natural-born leader and a real presence to take …

WalesOnline

Sam Warburton has considered stepping down as Wales captain for years due to injuries, form and off-field distractions

Sam Warburton’s decision to step down as Wales captain, which will be confirmed by interim head coach Rob Howley in the coming days, is one triggered by years of dismay at the distractions off the pitch that the role brings, a spate of injuries over

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Jones set to replace Warburton as captain

London – Alun-Wyn Jones is expected to be handed the Wales captaincy after Sam Warburton stepped away from the role to regain his form. Sportsmail reports that Warburton will give up the captaincy as he tries to rediscover his best form. He has

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Sam Warburton: Wales captain selfless if he stepping down, says Emyr Lewis

Sam Warburton potentially stepping down as Wales captain shows how selfless he is, according to former Wales international Emyr Lewis. Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones is the prime contender to replace the 28-year-old as skipper from the Six Nations.

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Wales won’t comment on reports Sam Warburton to relinquish captaincy

The Welsh Rugby Union are refusing to comment on reports that Sam Warburton may step down as Wales captain. Interim head coach Rob Howley will name his squad for the upcoming Six Nations on January 17 and a captain will be named at the same time …

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Wyn Jones favourite if Warburton quits captaincy

Alun Wyn Jones could be announced next week as Wales captain for this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship. The 31-year-old Ospreys lock’s possible appointment would see him succeed Sam Warburton as Wales leader. Wales’ interim head coach Rob …

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Wales Rugby: Alun Wyn Jones set to take over from Sam Warburton

Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones is set to be named as his successor on 17 January when interim coach Rob Howley announces his Six Nations squad. The Cardiff Blues flanker, 28, first captained Wales in 2011 and led the British and Irish Lions to a 2-1

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Alun Wyn Jones has experience, intelligence and leads from the front. He should be Wales’s captain

RICHIE Benaud famously said: “Captaincy is 90 percent luck and 10 percent skill. But don’t try it without that 10 percent.” Alun Wyn Jones, leader of the Ospreys for the past seven seasons, would doubtless agree. READ MORE: Ex-Scarlet joins Gloucester.

South Wales Evening Post

Sam Warburton ‘to relinquish Wales captaincy’

A report claims that Sam Warburton is to step aside as Wales skipper later this month, with a new captain to be named prior to the Six Nations. By Daniel Lewis, Football League Correspondent Filed: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 13:08 UK. Last Updated: …

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Alun-Wyn Jones to be named Wales captain ahead of the Six Nations

As Warren Gatland temporarily steps down from his Wales duties to lead the Lions on their summer tour of New Zealand, it looks like the changes are already taking place within the Welsh setup. Sam Warburton was the surprise choice to captain Wales in …

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Alun Wyn Jones set to be named Wales captain if Sam Warburton opts to relinquish armband

Alun Wyn Jones could be announced next week as Wales captain for this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship. Share. Email. Go To. Comments. The 31-year-old Ospreys lock’s possible appointment would see him succeed Sam Warburton as Wales …

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