Iain Henderson appointed Ulster captain as lock predicts ‘exciting’ season ahead for the province

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Iain Henderson
Iain Henderson

Iain Henderson has been named as Ulster captain for the 19/20 season.

The 27-year-old, who is currently in Ireland’s training squad ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019, has previously captained Ulster in Rory Best’s absence, most recently in April’s victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

He is one of seven players in the Ulster panel with over 100 caps, having played for the province 105 times.

With 44 Ireland caps, Henderson is the second most experienced international player in Ulster’s squad (after incoming prop Jack McGrath) and also has the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour to look back on.

Henderson has further demonstrated his leadership skills when calling the line-out for Ireland, with whom he has won three six Nations titles, including the 2018 Grand Slam. In fact, those qualities were called out by both Bryn Cunningham and David Nucifora when he penned his new contract, stretching until 2021, last year.

“I’m incredibly proud and excited to be appointed as club c

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