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Muller extends stay with Ulster
ESPNscrum Staff
May 17, 2011
Ulster lock Johann Muller, Northampton v Ulster, Heineken Cup Quarter-Final, stadium:mk, Milton Keynes, England, April 10, 2011
Johann Muller has signed a new contract with Ulster © Getty Images
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Former Springbok lock Johann Muller has signed a one-year contract extension with Magners League side Ulster.

The 30-year-old second-rower moved to Ravenhill last summer on a two-year deal and has now committed his future through to 2013.

Capped 23 times by South Africa, Muller has taken on a leadership role in his debut season and skippered the side on a number of occasions in the absence of Ireland hooker Rory Best.

"The people of Northern Ireland have been great to me and my family so staying an extra year wasn't a decision we had to think about for long," he said.

"It was a successful season for us and we are taking steps in the right direction, but the players and the coaching staff need to keep working hard for next season.

"Teams are judged on silverware and we have nothing to show for our season. We are determined to win something for the trophy cabinet at Ravenhill next season and to do that we must keep improving."

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