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Ireland's Rory Best officially named new Ulster captain

Published 02/08/2014 | 02:30

Ireland international, Rory Best, has been named as the new Ulster Captain following the departure of Johann Muller. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Ireland international, Rory Best, has been named as the new Ulster Captain following the departure of Johann Muller. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

As expected, following a bit of a mini-crisis at the Kingspan Stadium, international Rory Best was officially named as the new Ulster captain following the departure of South African Johann Muller.

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Muller, who retired at the end of last season, took over from Best as Ulster skipper three years ago as the Ireland hooker wanted to concentrate on his international career.

Best, who just returned to training two weeks ago, was obviously delighted to take over a job that comes second nature to him.

"It is a huge honour to captain your province," said Best. "I enjoyed doing it a few years ago, but in 2011, I felt I just needed to step down and to concentrate on my game.

"We also had a ready-made captain in the squad in Johann which made it easier and he did a fantastic job.

"It is nice to have been asked to do it again. Being the captain of Ulster is something that I absolutely love doing and I am looking forward to the challenge of the new season."

Ulster's first piece of action is on August 22 against the Exeter Chiefs at Ravenhill in a pre-season friendly before facing Leinster at Tallaght Stadium the following Saturday. Their competitive season begins with an away trip to the Scarlets in the Guinness Pro12.

Irish Independent

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