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#Rory Best

# rory-best - Thursday 26 November, 2015

# rory-best - Monday 23 November, 2015

‘There is no shift in power between the Irish provinces and English clubs’

Both Ulster and Leinster lost to Premiership sides over the weekend but Rory Best says we shouldn’t read too much into them.

# rory-best - Friday 6 November, 2015

Best and Pienaar on the bench as Ulster name team to face Dragons

Meanwhile, Rory Scholes replaces the injured Andrew Trimble on the wing.

# rory-best - Thursday 5 November, 2015

‘If we’re not prepared, they’ll beat the crap out of us’ — Rory Best

The Ulster skipper can’t afford to dwell on the World Cup. But he can build on his personal display.

# rory-best - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Were Argentina lucky not to get a red card this afternoon?

Ramiro Herrera came close to a second yellow card.

# rory-best - Thursday 8 October, 2015

The best pics as the Irish rugby team test themselves on a Ryder Cup golf course

The best pics as the Irish rugby team test themselves on a Ryder Cup golf course

The best of the pictures as they try to tame Celtic Manor.

# rory-best - Friday 2 October, 2015

‘It’s nice that some of the unseen work is now getting noticed’ – Ireland’s Best

Ireland hooker Rory Best sat down with The42 to chat lineout plays, defensive mauls and refereeing trends.

# rory-best - Monday 14 September, 2015

Phoney war finally over as Ireland squad settle in for extended RWC stay

Rory Best admits it’s not easy to fully focus on a World Cup warm-up fixture and is pleased to see the real Tests on the horizon.

# rory-best - Friday 31 July, 2015

‘The big thing is that we don’t overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere’

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Michael Cheika’s Australia have been impressive in recent weeks.

# rory-best - Friday 22 May, 2015

# rory-best - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Ulster set to appeal Iain Henderson’s red card against Munster

Head coach Neil Doak confirmed that Ulster will look to have the decision rescinded.

# rory-best - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘We pride ourselves on defence’: Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win

The captain is gritting teeth for Ulster’s tough run-in.

# rory-best - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O’Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# rory-best - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Familiarity with Gatland not necessarily an advantage for Ireland – Best

The Ulster hooker says ‘have an idea of what Wales are going to come with,’ but it’s not always easy to stop.

# rory-best - Monday 5 January, 2015

Leinster’s Jack McGrath cited for alleged stamp during Ulster clash

The loosehead prop faces an independent Pro12 hearing later this week.

# rory-best - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Best laments Ulster’s lack of killer instinct against Leinster

The northern province were beaten by Leinster in the Pro12 today.

# rory-best - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

# rory-best - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Geezer’s grappling and Rory’s Best year yet – Armagh’s 2014 sporting highlights

And there was an All-Ireland quarter-final appearance to shout about as well.

# rory-best - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From wonder-catches to gravity-defying jumps, it’s the week’s best sports photography

From Odell’s magic to the high-intensity of the Superclasico, there were some terrific images this week.

# rory-best - Friday 28 November, 2014

Best laments officiating after Ulster fall just short

The Ireland international also defended Ian Humphreys, after he missed a kick late on.

# rory-best - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Best proud of Ireland’s mental strength to avoid All Blacks defeat repeat

After three wins in November, the Ireland hooker recalled a similar situation back in 2006.

# rory-best - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

# rory-best - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Ireland and Schmidt dealt blow as Rory Best is ruled out of Boks clash

The 32-year-old hooker has succumbed to the calf injury that has hindered his training all week.

# rory-best - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland still uncertain over Rory Best as Springboks rule out Pienaar

The Ulster hooker has been struggling with a calf problem, while his provincial teammate is out of Saturday’s Test.

# rory-best - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover ‘assists’

We take a look at three examples of how the second defensive player can make the difference post-tackle.

# rory-best - Saturday 25 October, 2014

‘We couldn’t get the ball we wanted’: Best laments key turnovers that cost Ulster

Head coach Neil Doak refused to accept that the quarter-finals are now beyond reach.

# rory-best - Friday 24 October, 2014

Two changes as Ulster look to take out European kings Toulon

Roger Wilson and Stuart Olding will both start at Kingspan Stadium tomorrow.

5 reasons to believe Ulster will beat Toulon

Neil Doak’s side have to defeat the back-to-back champions to keep hope of qualification alive.

# rory-best - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

‘They almost know they’re going to win’ – Toulon’s experience a threat to Ulster

Mourad Boudjellal’s money has bought some of the best mindsets in the world of rugby.

# rory-best - Friday 1 August, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Sweet success in Paris, more glory in Glasgow and all today’s sport

Thrills, spills and strikes made up an absorbing helter-skelter sports day.

Rory Best named new Ulster captain

The 30-year-old hooker says he is honoured to take over from the retired Johann Muller.

# rory-best - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Paul O’Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today

The Ireland captain was joined by Joe Schmidt and his teammates for the visit to Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings.

# rory-best - Friday 2 May, 2014

‘Win or we’re out of the competition’ – Niall Annett on Ulster’s precarious Pro12 position

The former Ireland U20 captain believes players like Rory Best and Sean Cronin have evolved the role of hooker in recent years.

# rory-best - Saturday 5 April, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Saracens, Heineken Cup quarter-final

We’re going minute-by-minute from the new Grandstand in Ravenhill as Ulster try to take their place in the semi-finals.

# rory-best - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Rory Best: Ulster must stay cool and selfish to see off Saracens

The hooker is counting the minutes to Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final at Ravenhill.

# rory-best - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Are the French trying to poach BOD out of retirement? It’s the sporting tweets of the week Tweet Tweet This post contains images

Are the French trying to poach BOD out of retirement? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

As you’d expect it’s rugby heavy but there’s also room for Mick Wallace’s new motor.

# rory-best - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for ‘gutted’ Schmidt

Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.

# rory-best - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Six things we learned from this weekend’s Six Nations action

We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.

# rory-best - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

England setting Twickenham traps as Ireland’s rolling maul packs a passport

Hookers Rory Best and Dylan Hartley hold the line-out keys for setting some devastating set-pieces in motion.

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