OTB's Crappy Quiz

On air now

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM


Share this article


Ireland's Johnny Sexton says it's not for him to throw his hat into the ring to become the next captain of the national team.

Rory Best stepped aside as skipper after the disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit to New Zealand. "Very disappointing couple of weeks," said Sexton at the launch of the European Champions Cup in Cardiff.

"It will take longer than a couple of weeks to get over the disappointment. All we can do is focus on the next thing and make a success of that. We didn't play well enough on the day against New Zealand."

"I've had the privilege of doing it once from the start once against Russia, I did it in games when Rory wasn't in Australia and Pete came off. It's up to Andy what way he wants to go if he wants to go with someone who's younger and build a team around them for the next decade.

"Look, that's not up to me to decide or speculate or to throw my hat in the ring. I'm sure he's got his own ideas about what he wants to do and how he wants the team to be led. I'm sure he'll speak about it in December when he gets the group together."

Leinster will take on Benneton, Lyon, and Northampton in this season's European Champions Cup as they go for their fourth crown. The 34-year-old was asked about whether the Leinster players struggled to work with the way Joe Schmidt's side lined up.

"That's the big challenge for any international team, that they have to adapt to that system. You've got four other different systems. All the provinces play differently and trying to get them to play the Irish way and we didn't do that well enough this year."

Everyone’s in the Team Of Us.

Vodafone. The Official Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Team.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Share this article


Read more about

European Champions Cup Ireland Johnny Sexton Leinster World Cup

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

Up next

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-09:30 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

09:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Team 33 Gold

Team 33 Gold

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Team 33

Team 33

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-01:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on