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#Rory Best

# rory-best - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# rory-best - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

'Bundee runs the show in Connacht, he has to bring a little bit of that to us' -- Rory Best

The uncapped Aki has been at the centre of all this week’s debate and he will have ample opportunity to change the conversation tonight.

# rory-best - Friday 10 November, 2017

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

# rory-best - Thursday 2 November, 2017

35-year-old Best still Ireland's evergreen captain despite 'frustrating' start to season

Back to full fitness, the Ulster hooker is ready to lead Ireland into battle this month.

# rory-best - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'Good atmospheres and bums on seats would be high up my list of World Cup priorities'

Rory Best says we should be proud of the Irish bid even if it falls short.

# rory-best - Monday 30 October, 2017

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on

Rory Best was left analysing Ulster’s breakdown shortcomings rather than celebrating his 200th provincial cap.

# rory-best - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'To play 200 times for this province, you'd never dream of that'

Ulster captain Rory Best makes his 200th appearance for the province in tonight’s inter-pro against Leinster.

# rory-best - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

No denying Stockdale's form, but details key if he's to break into Schmidt's November plan, says Rory Best

The Ulster and Ireland captain doesn’t feel Ireland has a deep enough talent pool to simply toss Simon Zebo aside.

# rory-best - Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

# rory-best - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Sean O'Brien 'expressed an opinion, but he shouldn't have singled out Howley' - Rory Best

‘Seanie doesn’t necessarily always do things the way most people perceive to be the best way.’

# rory-best - Monday 18 September, 2017

Concern for Joe Schmidt as scan reveals Best's hamstring tear

The Ireland captain is in a race against time to be fit for South Africa.

# rory-best - Friday 15 September, 2017

Rory Best on crutches as Ireland captain suffers injury setback in training

The hooker was pictured ahead of Ulster’s Pro14 clash with Scarlets.

# rory-best - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Best foot forward: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season

“It’s a huge honour to captain my home province again,” Best said.

# rory-best - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

'I'm eternally indebted to Jodie for flying them out': Best shares special Lions moment with family

The Ireland captain had his family in attendance at the Westpac Stadium this morning.

# rory-best - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’'

Joe Marler on life on tour, ‘getting to know Rory Best OBE’ and trying to make the Test squad.

# rory-best - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'

Rory Best was delighted with the attitude of the Lions this morning.

Iain Henderson gives himself a shot but Rory Best's lineout comes up short

The five Irishmen all delivered a high work rate against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

# rory-best - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

# rory-best - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin

Who shone through the defeat for you?

# rory-best - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'He was this floppy-haired kid with not a lot of meat on him'

Rory Best is pleased to have his Ulster teammates Iain Henderson and Jared Payne on tour alongside him.

# rory-best - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour

Warren Gatland’s men face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.

# rory-best - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Rory Best and Irish players reject proposals for Six Nations to be shortened

The RFU is pushing for the championship to be reduced to five weeks.

# rory-best - Friday 5 May, 2017

'We haven't cracked it, we don't know what it is': Ulster ready to work their way out of a rut

‘We’re gonna work their b*****ks off’, says Les Kiss while other teams are preparing for the tail end of the season.

# rory-best - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# rory-best - Monday 24 April, 2017

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'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.

# rory-best - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push

Ex-Leinster prospect Nick Timoney is in line to make his debut for the northern province when the Cardiff Blues visit.

# rory-best - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Ireland finish on a high but ultimately it's a Six Nations of 'frustration'

Captain Rory Best looked back with regret on the defeat to Scotland in round one.

# rory-best - Friday 17 March, 2017

'We've focused on how to beat England, not on the reasons why we'll beat them'

Rory Best has urged his side to execute the basics tomorrow.

# rory-best - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England

The close-range failings in the lineout and maul were severely damaging against Wales.

# rory-best - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

# rory-best - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

# rory-best - Friday 10 March, 2017

'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat

The Ireland captain was ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Ireland’s title hopes took a beating by Wales.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes in the balance ahead of Cardiff clash

Captain Rory Best feels tonight’s meeting with Wales will tell us all we need to know about Joe Schmidt’s side.

# rory-best - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Wales legend Williams excited by Lions head-to-heads in Cardiff

There are a number of mount-watering match-ups ahead in round four of the championship.

# rory-best - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland

Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.

# rory-best - Friday 24 February, 2017

'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'

Ireland captain Rory Best is back at hooker as Ireland look for another win over France.

# rory-best - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Niall Scannell to start for Ireland in Italy as captain Best misses out

Jamie Heaslip will lead Ireland out at Stadio Olimpico as Joe Schmidt’s side look to bounce back from opening day defeat.

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