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#Rory Best

# rory-best - Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

We look back on a busy few days of sport.

# rory-best - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Ireland international Cooney the composed catalyst in Ulster's turnaround

Iain Henderson was man of the match for Ulster on his return from a thumb injury.

# rory-best - Monday 14 January, 2019

'We have to create our own legacy': Best unmoved by the spirit of '99 and focused on Ulster's present

Approaching the 20th anniversary of Ulster’s European title, Best doesn’t want the current crop to remain empty-handed when the next big gathering rolls around.

# rory-best - Monday 17 December, 2018

Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has been tipped to take charge of the Lions for the tour of South Africa.

# rory-best - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# rory-best - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

# rory-best - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage'

Joe Schmidt and Ireland turn their attention to the All Blacks after overcoming Argentina.

# rory-best - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack Sob

'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack

The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.

Cunning plans, 900kg and bajada - Ireland's November Tests go up a gear

Joe Schmidt’s side welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium this evening at 6.30pm.

# rory-best - Friday 9 November, 2018

Lightning Larmour backed by Ireland to step up at 15 against Pumas

‘When you see the way he goes about preparing for a game, you have a lot of confidence that he’ll deliver.’

'No matter what Joe does, he has changed Irish rugby' - Rory Best

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm his decision before the end of this month.

# rory-best - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Boost for Ulster as Best and Stockdale set to make first appearances of the season

The pair have been named in the squad to take on Connacht on Friday evening.

# rory-best - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Best and Stockdale fit again to boost Ulster after Thomond thumping

However, Darren Cave will be one of 18 injury absentees for the province after he underwent surgery on his thumb.

# rory-best - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Boost for Ulster as both Best and Stockdale set for injury return

The Ireland pair have yet to feature this season, but are expected to make a comeback in the next two weeks.

# rory-best - 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.

# rory-best - 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.

# rory-best - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'

Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.

# rory-best - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# rory-best - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up

With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.

# rory-best - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Rory Best ruled out of Ireland's tour of Australia with hamstring injury

The Ulster hooker has been replaced in the squad by Niall Scannell.

# rory-best - Monday 21 May, 2018

Best: 'The future is extremely bright for Ulster Rugby'

The Ireland captain has penned an open letter to the province’s supporters.

# rory-best - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Henderson to miss crucial Champions Cup playoff, Rory Best a new worry for Ulster

The Ireland captain reportedly picked up a hamstring issue in training yesterday.

# rory-best - Monday 30 April, 2018

'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'

Ulster captain Rory Best says the province’s last four games have signalled a change in mood.

# rory-best - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Ireland U20 prop O'Toole starts alongside returning Rory Best in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes has made a total of seven changes from the team who lost heavily in Cardiff.

# rory-best - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# rory-best - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# rory-best - Friday 16 March, 2018

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

# rory-best - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Ireland enjoy championship-winning moment but know biggest test yet to come

Rory Best says it would be ‘special’ for every member of the squad to win a Grand Slam in London next week.

# rory-best - Friday 23 February, 2018

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

# rory-best - Friday 9 February, 2018

'Cian Healy produced a picture from 2009 when Jordan was one of the mascots'

Ireland captain Rory Best has been impressed by Jordan Larmour’s impact on the squad.

# rory-best - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Munster hooker focusing on Pro14 but ready for Ireland call

Niall Scannell knows from this time last year that it might only take an injury or two for him to be propelled into Six Nations duty.

# rory-best - Monday 5 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel Courts

Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel

The judge in the case clarified the situation today.

# rory-best - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Rory Best says he was advised to attend trial of Ulster teammates

The Ireland captain spoke after his side’s win in Paris in the Six Nations.

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

# rory-best - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ireland captain Rory Best refuses to comment on attending team-mates' trial

Best will captain Ireland against France in the Six Nations tomorrow.

# rory-best - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.

# rory-best - Monday 22 January, 2018

Cold comfort for Ulster as they fall a long way short

Application was the only consolation Rory Best could put a finger on after a sound beating away to Wasps.

# rory-best - Monday 15 January, 2018

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance

The Ireland captain had to wait a long time to taste victory for Ulster, and he’s intent on repeating the feat on Sunday.

# rory-best - Saturday 13 January, 2018

'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments

Ulster refused to be defined by their shaky form in recent weeks and endeavoured to win every inch possible.

# rory-best - Friday 12 January, 2018

'You don’t play to run up and down hills': Rory Best chasing long overdue taste of victory in Ulster jersey

The Ireland captain has won many more Tests than provincial ties in the past year.

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