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01st August 2014 12:10

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Captain: Rory Best

Ulster have confirmed that Ireland hooker Rory Best will captain their side in the upcoming season, taking over from the retired Johann Muller.

The 31-year-old has played 152 times for the Ravenhill men and has skippered them before from 2007 to 2011, with the role exciting him.

"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," he told Ulster Rugby on Friday.

"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. 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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Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , October 18
Leicester vs Ulster19:45
Saturday , October 25
Ulster vs Toulon13:00
Saturday , December 6
Ulster vs ScarletsTBC
Saturday , December 13
Scarlets vs UlsterTBC
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Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 19
Cardiff Blues vs UlsterCardiff Blues vs Ulster Preview
Saturday , September 27
Zebre vs Ulster15:00
Friday , October 3
Ulster vs Edinburgh19:35
Saturday , October 11
Ulster vs Glasgow17:05
Saturday , November 1
Ulster vs Newport Gwent D'gonsTBC
Friday , November 21
Ulster vs Ospreys19:35
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  • Ulster Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
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Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 12
Ulster 33 - 13 ZebreUlster vs Zebre Report
Saturday , September 6
Scarlets 32 - 32 UlsterScarlets vs Ulster Report
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  • Table
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ulster626
2Leicester Tigers621
3Montpellier611
4Treviso60