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Briggs is handed Ireland captaincy
27 Jan 2015 16:04
Niamh Briggs has been named captain of the Ireland team for the 2015 Women's Six Nations Championship
The Waterford native has 45 international caps. having made her debut against Italy in the 2008 RBS 6 Nations.
She was World Player of the Year in 2013 and was nominated again last year. Briggs said: "It's a massive privilege to represent your country at any level, but to captain your country is a great honour and I was delighted to be asked. "It's a hugely proud moment for me and for my family who have been great support throughout my career "To follow in the footsteps of an unbelievable leader in Fiona Coghlan is a fantastic honour and I look forward to captaining this great squad."
Director of rugby Anthony Eddy said: "There has been a lot of change in the women's set-up, with several uncapped players and a new coaching team. Niamh's experience, at the highest level will bring a continuity of leadership within the squad.” "She has always set a terrific standard as a player and we know she will continue to do so as captain."

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