Ex All Black Doug Howlett to captain Munster

SHANE DE BARRA
Last updated 13:48 23/08/2012

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Former All Black wing Doug Howlett is set to be named the new captain of Irish and European powerhouses Munster.

The 33-year-old, who is the All Blacks' all time record try scorer, has been with the Irish province since 2007 and will take over the captaincy from British and Irish Lions' captain Paul O'Connell, who has decided to step aside in order to concentrate on his playing career.

The one time Blues player will lead a team with a distinclty Kiwi feel to it following the arrivals of ex-Canterbury coach Rob Penney as head coach, and former All Blacks and Crusasders ulility back Casey Laulala from the Cardiff Blues.

In 2008 Howlett became only the second ever player to win both Super Rugby and Heineken Cup titles, following in the footsteps of Australian Rod Kafer.

The feat was emulated last year by another All Black, Brad Thorn, when he won the northern hemisphere's showpiece club competition with Howlett's provincial rivals Leinster.

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