Wallabies captain Hooper stands down as Waratahs skipper

Australia captain Michael Hooper has decided to stand down as skipper of the New South Wales Waratahs after four years in the role, the Super Rugby side said on Wednesday. The openside flanker, who has come in for some criticism of his captaincy, particularly at test level, will be replaced by his Wallabies team mate Rob Simmons. “It’s been an honour to represent New South Wales as a player alone, but the opportunity to lead a fantastic group of men over the journey to date has been a humbling experience,”…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd boss not ‘more concerned’ after recent sackings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the recent sackings in the Premier League have not left him “more concerned” about his position. Tottenham dismissed Mauricio Pochettino in November, before Arsenal sacked Unai Emery and Watford parted company with Quique Sanchez Flores. United are ninth in the table with 18 points from 14 league matches, their worst start to a campaign in 31 years. “I’m just focusing on my job,” said Solskjaer on Tuesday. “That’s doing as well as I can and look forward to the next game, but also…

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