Rory Best named new Ulster captain

The 30-year-old hooker says he is honoured to take over from the retired Johann Muller.

Best takes over from Johann Muller.
Best takes over from Johann Muller.
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ULSTER HAVE NAMED Rory Best as club captain.

The Ireland hooker replaces Johann Muller, who retired at the end of last season, and takes the roles for a second time having captained the province between 2007 and 2011.

“It is a huge honour to captain your Province. 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,” the 30-year-old said.

It is nice to have been asked to do it again. With the extra experience that I have gained at provincial and international level in recent years I believe that I am more equipped than ever before to lead this group of players.

“Being the captain of Ulster is something that I absolutely love doing and I am looking forward to the challenge of the new season.”

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