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#Rory Best

# 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.

# rory-best - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Best: 'We'll look back at the Six Nations as a whole and be disappointed'

Joe Schmidt says five new caps in the championship was one major positive.

Life after Joe comes into perspective but Schmidt has built a legacy in Ireland

The Kiwi’s current contract expires next year.

# rory-best - Friday 18 March, 2016

Ireland hoping Schmidt will stay on to lead 'exciting new crop' through

Assistant coach Greg Feek is excited by what the emerging young players can bring.

# rory-best - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy

‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’

# rory-best - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'The biggest frustration that I'm sensing is from within our own group'

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have an ideal opportunity to build confidence against Italy this afternoon.

# rory-best - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Eddie Jones has made this personal for Sexton and Ireland in London

Joe Schmidt’s men are ready to do their talking on the pitch.

# rory-best - Friday 26 February, 2016

'Everything else, apart from the rugby, is a sideshow': Ireland not taking Eddie Jones's bait

Best hails Josh van der Flier as a “handful” ahead of his Ireland debut.

# rory-best - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'This was a massive opportunity' - Ireland rue missed chance in Paris

Captain Rory Best says Ireland struggled when France changed their props and scrum tactics.

# rory-best - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising 'neutral' start

The ‘building blocks’ are in place and Ireland will reach for the gears this weekend.

# rory-best - Monday 8 February, 2016

'When you come off the pitch a bit battered and bruised, that’s always a good thing' -- Best

‘When you come off the pitch in the front five and you’re a bit battered and bruised that’s always a good thing.’

# rory-best - 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.

# rory-best - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

'You don't have to re-invent things because you're captain' - Best

Ulster hooker knows he has big boots to fill leading the defending champions into the Six Nations.

# rory-best - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Rory Best 'the ideal candidate to take over' Irish captaincy, says Johnny Sexton

The out-half reckons it was an easy decision for Joe Schmidt.

'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best

The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.

# rory-best - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

The Best man for the job - the reaction to Rory's appointment

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news Rory Best is the new Ireland captain.

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland

The Ulster hooker has skippered his country four times before.

# rory-best - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready Leader This post contains a poll

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready

Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.

# rory-best - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster

The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.

# rory-best - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Best returns to skipper side against Toulouse

Ulster also have a new partnership at centre for visit of star-studded French outfit.

# rory-best - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Not going anywhere! Rory Best 'privileged' to remain at Ulster for another two years

The hooker has put pen to paper on a new deal.

# rory-best - Monday 23 November, 2015

'There is no shift in power between the Irish provinces and English clubs'

Both Ulster and Leinster lost to Premiership sides over the weekend but Rory Best says we shouldn’t read too much into them.

# rory-best - Friday 6 November, 2015

Best and Pienaar on the bench as Ulster name team to face Dragons

Meanwhile, Rory Scholes replaces the injured Andrew Trimble on the wing.

# rory-best - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'If we're not prepared, they'll beat the crap out of us' -- Rory Best

The Ulster skipper can’t afford to dwell on the World Cup. But he can build on his personal display.

# rory-best - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Were Argentina lucky not to get a red card this afternoon?

Ramiro Herrera came close to a second yellow card.

# rory-best - Thursday 8 October, 2015

The best pics as the Irish rugby team test themselves on a Ryder Cup golf course

The best pics as the Irish rugby team test themselves on a Ryder Cup golf course

The best of the pictures as they try to tame Celtic Manor.

# rory-best - Friday 2 October, 2015

'It's nice that some of the unseen work is now getting noticed' - Ireland's Best

Ireland hooker Rory Best sat down with The42 to chat lineout plays, defensive mauls and refereeing trends.

# rory-best - Monday 14 September, 2015

Phoney war finally over as Ireland squad settle in for extended RWC stay

Rory Best admits it’s not easy to fully focus on a World Cup warm-up fixture and is pleased to see the real Tests on the horizon.

# rory-best - Friday 31 July, 2015

'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Michael Cheika’s Australia have been impressive in recent weeks.

# rory-best - Friday 22 May, 2015

# rory-best - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Ulster set to appeal Iain Henderson's red card against Munster

Head coach Neil Doak confirmed that Ulster will look to have the decision rescinded.

# rory-best - 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.

# rory-best - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.