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Best: I may play on for Ulster

 

Team leader: Ulster captain Rory Best in training yesterday for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final
Team leader: Ulster captain Rory Best in training yesterday for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster skipper Rory Best says there remains a chance he could continue to represent the province after this year's World Cup. The Ireland captain will step away from Test rugby after that tournament in Japan but said yesterday he hasn't made a decision on his future at Ulster.

"I think it was the right time with Ireland," said the 36-year-old who will lead Ulster out in Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster in the Aviva Stadium (5.45pm kick-off).

"The World Cup was a really good goal for me internationally. It takes you away for a lot of the time, international rugby. It's not just the games, it's the preparation and everything that goes with it.

"In terms of Ulster, I wanted to get back, get settled in again and just see how things are going. I'll have the conversation with Dan McFarland and Bryn Cunningham and see what everyone wants to do.

"It's not something I've thought much about. Because the contract was up to the World Cup, I thought it was the right time to answer the question on that but I'm not even sure on Ulster myself."

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