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#Rory Best

# 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.

# rory-best - Friday 10 February, 2017

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We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport

Plus, Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.

Jamie Heaslip: 'The boys get on with the job' despite skipper's absence

An ill Rory Best missed the captain’s run.

Ireland call on Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best hit by stomach bug Ill

Ireland call on Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best hit by stomach bug

Niall Scannell will make his debut in the starting team if Best does not recover.

# rory-best - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome

Saturday’s battle between Andrea Lovotti and Tadhg Furlong has the potential to be messy.

# rory-best - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Ireland captain Best feels defence got too narrow as Scotland ran riot

The hooker put his hand up to accept blame for the Alex Dunbar lineout try.

# rory-best - Friday 3 February, 2017

'He's a leader now': Jackson presence a seamless transition for Ireland

The Ulster number 10 played more Test minutes than Sexton last year despite sitting out the Six Nations.

# rory-best - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Munster's Scannell set for first Ireland cap off bench against Scotland

Joe Schmidt names his first Ireland team of 2017 tomorrow afternoon.

# rory-best - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Confidence after a golden 2016, Six Nations title chances and the Lions captaincy

The Ireland captain is gearing up for a major spring.

# rory-best - Friday 2 December, 2016

Tracy hungry to emulate Rory Best's set-piece power

With a little help from a lamp-post.

# rory-best - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship

Best’s calm words and Simon Zebo’s ferocious tackle helped turn a gushing tide of Green and Gold momentum.

Emotional day for Best as 100-cap captain claims another big scalp

The 34-year-old was proud of Ireland’s performance on a special day for him.

# rory-best - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green

The 24-year-old with just two European Cup starts cemented his place as Ireland’s premier tighthead this month.

# rory-best - Friday 25 November, 2016

Best making no fuss as he joins BOD, POC, ROG and Hayes in 100-cap club

The 34-year-old is happy with his form as he becomes Ireland’s fifth centurion.

# rory-best - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# rory-best - Saturday 19 November, 2016

No figure of eight, no All Blacks disrespect; Ireland out to repeat the feat

Rory Best and his men won’t line up to face the haka as they did in Chicago.

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# rory-best - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Ireland's day comes as stunning display ends 111 years of Kiwi dominance

It was an unforgettable occasion at Soldier Field in Chicago.

'I suppose now, we are going to have to dye the river green for this one'

Rory Best was quick to praise his teammates for their historic display in Chicago.

'It was the right thing to do. We put the Munster boys at the front'

Ireland formed a figure of eight in memory of Anthony Foley before their historic win over the All Blacks.

# rory-best - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ireland prepped and focused despite the many distractions in Chicago -- Rory Best

A Chicago Cubs victory parade 108 years in the making was taking place 17 floors below where the skipper was speaking this morning.

# rory-best - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Ulster rest Best, Trimble and Payne for tomorrow's derby clash with Munster

Les Kiss makes eight changes for the sell-out showdown at Ravenhill.

# rory-best - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Jared Payne to make first appearance of the season as Ulster ring changes for Glasgow test

Les Kiss will be looking to make it four wins from four games in Scotland on Friday night.

# rory-best - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trimble and Herring named Ulster captains as Rory Best stands down

Les Kiss has appointed co-captains for the 2016/17 season.

# rory-best - Monday 8 August, 2016

Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab Suftum This post contains videos

Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab

Meanwhile, Rory Best was determined to redefine the phrase ‘farmer’s tan’.

# rory-best - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa

The Ireland captain believes the Boks are as physical as they ever have been.

# rory-best - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# rory-best - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ireland wilt at 5,700 feet - but altitude is no excuse for late collapse, says Best

“We’ll hurt for a little bit, then we’ll dust ourselves down,” says Ireland captain.

Highveld heartbreak and more talking points from Ireland's agonising defeat to South Africa

Superb Springbok comeback denies Ireland history in Johannesburg.

# rory-best - Friday 17 June, 2016

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# rory-best - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

# rory-best - Sunday 12 June, 2016

'It's a very special win... But we'll see in the next few weeks exactly how special it is'

Ireland secured a historic victory over South Africa yesterday.

# rory-best - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Rory Best: 'We dug really, really deep to get that win'

The Ireland skipper led his side to an historic win.

# rory-best - Friday 10 June, 2016

Captain Best looks to Ireland's new faces to 'give a burst of enthusiasm'

Ireland went through their captain’s run at Newlands Stadium this afternoon.

# rory-best - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Jackson showing Sexton-like traits as he takes command of Ulster – Best

The out-half has grown in stature this season, according to his provincial and international captain.

# rory-best - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year Awards Night This post contains a poll

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year

Garry Ringrose, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey are up for the Young Player of the Year award.

# rory-best - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland

Jamie Heaslip’s game management ensured constant quick ball for the backline.

# rory-best - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Ireland aim to ‘create history’ as Best hopes to lead South Africa tour

The 33-year-old enjoyed his first campaign as Ireland skipper.

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