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Rory Best appointed to Fiji coaching staff for November tour
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Rory Best appointed to Fiji coaching staff for November tour

Tue 11:19 AM 8,129 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland and Ulster hooker will serve as forwards coach under Gareth Baber.

'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby
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'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby

Feb 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,203 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland wing has also learned that ‘mistakes are amplified’ on the international stage.

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

Feb 24th 2020, 1:17 PM 8,654 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 12:30 AM 7,752 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

Oct 1st 2019, 7:48 PM 6,810 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:30 AM 4,497 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2018, 9:35 AM 7,611 Views 8 Comments

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: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season
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Best foot forward: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season

Aug 29th 2017, 3:48 PM 4,031 Views 15 Comments

“It’s a huge honour to captain my home province again,” Best said.

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'
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'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'

Jun 20th 2017, 11:20 AM 8,166 Views 6 Comments

Rory Best was delighted with the attitude of the Lions this morning.

'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'
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'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'

Feb 24th 2017, 1:53 PM 5,808 Views 2 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best is back at hooker as Ireland look for another win over France.

Ireland prepped and focused despite the many distractions in Chicago -- Rory Best
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Ireland prepped and focused despite the many distractions in Chicago -- Rory Best

Nov 4th 2016, 5:26 PM 5,741 Views 3 Comments

A Chicago Cubs victory parade 108 years in the making was taking place 17 floors below where the skipper was speaking this morning.

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

Jun 9th 2016, 2:44 PM 6,294 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2016, 2:31 PM 4,684 Views 12 Comments

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

Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland
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Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland

Jan 20th 2016, 2:32 PM 20,192 Views 52 Comments

The Ulster hooker has skippered his country four times before.

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

Jan 19th 2016, 6:21 PM 6,914 Views 2 Comments

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.

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

Oct 16th 2015, 6:25 PM 8,630 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

May 16th 2015, 6:45 PM 4,186 Views 1 Comment

Rory Gallagher is refusing to contemplate defeat against Tyrone on Sunday

'We pride ourselves on defence': Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win
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'We pride ourselves on defence': Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win

Apr 12th 2015, 8:30 AM 6,807 Views 7 Comments

The captain is gritting teeth for Ulster’s tough run-in.

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

Feb 12th 2015, 5:49 PM 29,737 Views 30 Comments

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

Here's why LVG plays Di Maria as a striker
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Here's why LVG plays Di Maria as a striker

Jan 18th 2015, 11:56 AM 8,234 Views 6 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2014, 3:00 PM 17,798 Views 42 Comments

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

Patrick Kavanagh statue restored after vandals' dodgy paint job
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Patrick Kavanagh statue restored after vandals' dodgy paint job

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:50 AM 17,275 Views 39 Comments

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

Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement
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Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,304 Views 4 Comments

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