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#Rory Best

# 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.

# rory-best - Friday 5 January, 2018

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

# rory-best - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Ulster boosted by return of Ireland trio for inter-pro visit to RDS

Rory Best, Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson are all back for Saturday’s clash with Leinster.

# rory-best - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'

Two-try Jacob Stockdale won’t be getting ahead of himself on Joe Schmidt’s watch.

Stockdale shines again as Ireland put away Pumas

The Ulster wing grounded two more tries on his fourth cap to close out the November Test window.

No correlation to World Cup battles with Argentina, no getting away from them either

There was almost a feeling around the camp that people just wanted to go home’. 2015 was bad, but ’07 still hurts too.

# rory-best - Friday 24 November, 2017

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

# 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.