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#best foot forward

# best-foot-forward - Monday 24 February, 2020

Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training

The number eight has been working his way back from a broken foot since the World Cup.

# best-foot-forward - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rory Best can bow out of rugby as one of Ireland's great captains

The hooker steps away after a quarter-final disappointment, but in his 124 caps he created so many reasons for Irish fans to hope and aim for better.

# best-foot-forward - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It certainly wasn't anything I'd prepared for' - Niall Scannell on playing flanker on World Cup bow

The Munster man is determined to make the most of his opportunity on the big stage this week.

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Best prepared to remain patient on the comeback trail as World Cup looms large

The Ireland captain will sit out the first few weeks of the new season as he works his way back to full fitness.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster

The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.

# best-foot-forward - 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.

# best-foot-forward - 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.

# best-foot-forward - 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.

# best-foot-forward - 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.

# best-foot-forward - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Payne's 'experience and freshness' key to fullback call - Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach is confident Paddy Jackson will step up in Johnny Sexton’s absence.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Best driving Ireland squad to enjoy the build-up, and get out of rucks clean

Entering the third of four internationals refereed by Jerome Garces, the new Ireland captain has a clear message at the breakdown.

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland

The Ulster hooker has skippered his country four times before.

# best-foot-forward - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'We've been talking about it for years, but our performances haven't improved in big games' -- Jared Payne

The Ireland international says he hasn’t spoken to Joe Schmidt about whether he’ll be needed as a centre or fullback option next month.

# best-foot-forward - Friday 16 October, 2015

'When you get out on that pitch on Sunday, there'll be no one to hold your hand'

Paul O’Connell can’t help Ireland on the field, but Rory Best is confident there’ll be no shortage of heirs to the throne.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'There is absolutely no plan B' - Donegal football boss planning direct route to glory

Rory Gallagher is refusing to contemplate defeat against Tyrone on Sunday

# best-foot-forward - 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.

# best-foot-forward - Thursday 12 February, 2015

5 talking points after Schmidt names his Ireland team to face France

Return of the big names, Munster’s missing men, Boss as back-up and Sexton back to fitness.

# best-foot-forward - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Here's why LVG plays Di Maria as a striker

“It’s a change in attack that brings lot of risk,” admits the Dutch coach.

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

NZ Rugby World Cup organiser urges Irish bid to make full use Killarney and other tourist hotspots

Martin Snedden believes that having Fitzgerald Stadium broadcast world wide would leave a lasting imprint on audiences.

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Patrick Kavanagh statue restored after vandals' dodgy paint job Best Foot Forward

Patrick Kavanagh statue restored after vandals' dodgy paint job

The statue had its feet painted red last month – but it’s now back to normal.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement

Ulster took their foot off the pedal after 50 minutes last night.