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Why 'all business' Jordi Murphy deserved role as Ulster captain for win in Glasgow, explains Dan McFarland

Ulster coach impressed by his latest skipper's business-like approach

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Well done: Ulster’s Craig Gilroy celebrates scoring their second try with captain Jordi Murphy

Well done: Ulster’s Craig Gilroy celebrates scoring their second try with captain Jordi Murphy

Well done: Ulster’s Craig Gilroy celebrates scoring their second try with captain Jordi Murphy

The only time Jordi Murphy was asked to captain his native Leinster, the weather intervened and the game was postponed. He jokes now that by the time the fixture was rearranged the powers that be had come to their senses.

Taking the metaphorical armband for Ulster's 19-13 win over Glasgow was, therefore, the first time the Ireland international had skippered a side in his professional career.

Leading by example, the 29-year-old had a key hand in preserving the vital victory, snatching a turnover as the hosts tried to launch a last-minute comeback against Ulster's 14-men.


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