LIVE

    Moore rules himself out as captain

    2017-01-10 14:26
    Sydney - Australia captain Stephen Moore is not interested in leading the Reds in Super Rugby this year.

    The Reds were joined by their Wallaby players this week as preparation under new coach Nick Stiles gets underway.

    The squad are keen to make up for a poor campaign in 2016, Stiles bringing Quade Cooper back from France and signing Moore from the Brumbies.

    James Slipper captained the Reds last season and Moore confirmed to Fox Sports that he does not want to be considered for the role.

    "No," Moore bluntly said when asked if he was interested in the Reds captaincy.

    "A big part of my role here is to help James and the other leaders as well. It takes a team. The team with the most leaders often does the best.

    "If we can establish a strong culture around leadership and not rely too much on one or two people it will be a step in the right direction. James did a great job in a tough environment last year. He’s only going to learn and improve from that."

    Regardless of who carries the official title, Stiles still has plenty of experience in his squad.

    George Smith, a veteran of 111 Test caps, will join the club when his commitments with Japanese club Suntory finish later this month.

    Scott Higginbotham is due back in Australia soon after Stiles dismissed concerns he had injured himself in Japan.

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    Friday, 27 April 2018
    • Hurricanes v Sunwolves, Westpac Stadium 09:35
    • Stormers v Rebels, Cape Town 15:05
    Saturday, 28 April 2018
    • Reds v Lions, Suncorp Stadium 07:05
    • Blues v Jaguares, Eden Park 09:35
    • Brumbies v Crusaders, GIO Stadium 11:45
    • Bulls v Highlanders, Loftus Versfeld 17:15
    Friday, 04 May 2018
    • Chiefs v Jaguares, Rotorua International Stadium 09:35
    • Rebels v Crusaders, AAMI Park 11:45

    Results

    22 April 2018
    21 April 2018
    20 April 2018
    14 April 2018
    13 April 2018
    07 April 2018
    06 April 2018
    01 April 2018
    31 March 2018
    30 March 2018
    24 March 2018
    23 March 2018
    18 March 2018
    17 March 2018
    16 March 2018
    10 March 2018
    09 March 2018
    03 March 2018
    02 March 2018
    24 February 2018
    23 February 2018
    17 February 2018

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Who will finish top of the SA Conference in this year's Super Rugby tournament?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.