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#Rory Best

# rory-best - Monday 15 July, 2019

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

# rory-best - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads

‘At a World Cup you shouldn’t have to have makeshift people in there,’ the hooker says.

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''

Ireland captain Rory Best knows his side need to find form and intensity in this summer’s warm-up games.

# rory-best - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Best laments lack of support behind Mark McCall after his '06 title with Ulster

‘We were ahead of a lot of teams at that point… Mark McCall has gone on to show how good a coach he is.’

# rory-best - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# rory-best - Friday 3 May, 2019

Best in harness for final home match with Ulster, but Stockdale misses out on Connacht clash

Ulster’s powerful wing has been struggling with a hamstring issue in recent weeks.

# rory-best - Friday 19 April, 2019

'When you give so much to something, it's hard to say goodbye to it'

Rory Best on coming to terms with retirement, spending more time with his family and a potential move into coaching.

# rory-best - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Emotional Rory Best: 'It's so strange being here after so many years'

The Ulster and Ireland captain struggled to contain his emotions at a press conference to announce his retirement this afternoon.

# rory-best - Thursday 4 April, 2019

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'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'

Rory Best has described the acquisition of Jack McGrath as a statement signing from Ulster.

# rory-best - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Indecisive Best set for Ulster talks to 'see where everyone's head is at'

The Ireland captain will sit down with Dan McFarland and Bryn Cunningham to finalise his future in the next two weeks.

# rory-best - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Jacob came up to me to apologise and said 'I want to speak in the changing room''

Rory Best has backed Jacob Stockdale to become a better player for his chastening experience at the weekend.

Best delivers good news on ankle injury as he targets end-of-season return

‘I still hope to play again for Ulster this season, which is important for me.’

# rory-best - Saturday 30 March, 2019

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Champions Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute for what proved to be an epic inter-pro clash in the Aviva Stadium.

# rory-best - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'I won't be having that conversation with the ref about protecting Johnny'

The mic’d up interactions between Johnny Sexton, Rory Best and Romaine Poite will be an intriguing sub-plot of Leinster v Ulster.

Best leaving retirement call on hold, but would dearly love to bow out with a trophy

The Ireland and Ulster hooker knows it will take a momentous 80-minute effort for Ulster to take down Leinster at the Aviva.

# rory-best - Friday 15 March, 2019

Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings

Wales also passed on their respects to everyone affected by the events in New Zealand.

# rory-best - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'

From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.

# rory-best - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

# rory-best - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash

James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.

# rory-best - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

# rory-best - Friday 8 February, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland ready to weather the Scottish storm at Murrayfield

Captain Rory Best said Ireland will tailor their game plan accordingly to deal with the high wind in Edinburgh.

# rory-best - Friday 1 February, 2019

'He’s a big game player' - Cooney ready for possible Six Nations debut

The Ulster scrum-half provides back-up to the returning Conor Murray against England.

# 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.

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