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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
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The Waterford native has 45 international caps. having made her debut against Italy in the 2008 RBS 6 Nations.
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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."
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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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