Bittersweet farewell for Muller

Sat, 03 May 2014 18:30
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Johann Muller paid tribute to Ulster's fans after making his final Pro12 appearance at Ravenhill against Leinster at the weekend.

Johann Muller paid tribute to Ulster's fans after making his final Pro12 appearance at Ravenhill against Leinster at the weekend.

The 34-year-old Springbok has been a crowd favourite in his four seasons with Ulster and is retiring at the end of the season.

But the 20-22 defeat to Leinster ensured Muller's - and Ulster's - season was extended after securing a Pro12 play-off place.

Paddy Jackson scored all of Ulster's points in the loss which means the two sides are likely to meet again at the RDS in the last four.

"It was bittersweet, we so dearly wanted to win that game," said Ulster captain Muller.

"I want to say a massive thank you to every single person in the crowd and at home as well, the support me and my family have been given has been out of this world.

"To lose the game by two points, like we did against Saracens, against a side that has won the European Cup three times in the last few years is a brilliant performance.

"It shows the character of the team, but it doesn't make it any easier, it's still another loss.

"The funny thing is we're in the semi-final with it and we'll see them again in the semifinals again so we're excited for that."

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Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4