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Johann Muller named as new captain of Ulster

Ulster’s Johann Muller has been rewarded for a fine first season with the province by being named as the team’s new captain.
Aug 15th 2011, 5:13 PM 81 0

ULSTER HAVE NAMED Johann Muller as their new captain for the 2011/2012 season.

The South African joined the province last season and went on to make 25 test appearances, more than any other player bar Pedrie Wannenburg, and signed a contract extension to stay in Belfast until the end of the 2012-2013 season.

“It’s obviously a great honour for me and I’m really excited and looking forward to a great challenge in 2011-12,” Muller told the Ulster Rugby website.

“I think it’s going to be a much tougher season, a lot of pressure and a lot responsibility as well and I’m excited about that.

“I enjoy the leadership role. Rory has done an outstanding job as captain and if I can do as good a job as he has over the past four years then I’ll be a very happy man.

“As a captain you only run at the front, there’s plenty of leaders in the side, plenty of guys who can make call and captain the side on any given day so for me, it’s just about running at the front and making sure the backs make the right calls! I’m really excited and hugely honoured by it.”

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