O'Connell named Lions skipper

PAUL O'Connell was this afternoon named as captain for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.

PAUL O'Connell was this afternoon named as captain for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.

Ireland's O'Connell, 29, was chosen ahead of team-mate and Grand Slam-winning skipper Brian O'Driscoll, who some had tipped for the post.


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