Best to captain Ulster

01st Aug 2014, 12:28

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Captain: Rory Best

Captain: Rory Best

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

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."