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Ireland playmaker Johnny Sexton was chosen as the team’s new captain on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) as coach Andy Farrell named his first squad since taking over from Joe Schmidt after last year’s disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign.
Sexton, a former world rugby player of the year who is his country’s second highest ever points scorer, fills the vacancy left by Rory Best, who retired after a World Cup in which his side were humbled by hosts Japan and dumped out by holders New Zealand in the quarterfinals.
“It’s a huge honour, the biggest honour of my career to be asked to do it and I’m really looking forward to the challenges that are coming up and hopefully we can have a successful Six Nations now,” the Leinster number 10 said in a statement.
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Farrell picked a 35-man squad featuring five uncapped players – Ulster’s Billy Burns and Tom O’Toole and the Leinster trio Max
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