Cullen Ireland’s 100th captain

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Updated: August 5, 2011

Leo Cullen will make history tomorrow when he leads Ireland out for the pre World cup warm up against Scotland.

As well as leading his country for the first time, the Leinster Heineken cup winner, will be become the 100th player to captain Ireland at test match level.

Murrayfield is proving to be a happy hunting ground for Cullen, who captained Leinster to the 2009 Heineken cup at the home of Scottish rugby.

Speaking about the decision to appoint Cullen as captain, Irish coach Declan Kidney said Once Leo was in the team he was the natural man to captain it. He was knocking on the door during the last Six Nations”

“I know Leo well and we’re fortunate that captaincy sits easily on his shoulders.

“When there’s so much as stake for the players, you don’t want to be burdening them with it, but I was delighted to be able to hand it to him.”

Cullen, who will win his 30th cap against the Scots was typically humble about the honour “To be asked by Declan to be captain is a real privilege for me. I think sometimes you appreciate it more when it comes later in your career,”

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