Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment

2020-04-21 16:10

Ireland great Rory Best believes the coronavirus outbreak could give European nations a chance to align their seasons with those in the southern hemisphere.

Powerful Ireland lay down Rugby World Cup marker

2019-09-22 12:43

A dominant display by Ireland's forwards earned them an impressive bonus-point Rugby World Cup win over Celtic rivals Scotland.

Handkerchiefs at the ready as Best, Schmidt set for Dublin farewell

2019-09-07 09:28

It will be an emotional Rugby World Cup for Ireland as they say goodbye to inspirational captain, Rory Best and coach, Joe Schmidt.

Ireland captain Best to retire after RWC

2019-04-18 14:47

Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan.

We got the job done, says Ireland coach

2019-03-11 10:03

Joe Schmidt said it was mission accomplished with regard to Ireland securing the bonus point win over France.

Best rests as O'Mahony captains Ireland against Italy

2019-02-22 18:43

Peter O'Mahony will captain Ireland in their Six Nations match away to Italy after coach Joe Schmidt left regular captain Rory Best out.

Winning 'arm wrestle' against England will be crucial - Best

2019-02-01 18:47

Whoever wins the "arm wrestle" in the scrum will strike a huge blow in Six Nations champions Ireland's opening match with England in Dublin.

Ireland have to be 'on the money' against All Blacks

2018-11-16 18:20

Ireland will pay dearly if they switch off for even a second against world champions New Zealand, said captain Rory Best.

Best and O'Brien return for Pumas test

2018-11-08 18:45

Six Nations Grand Slam winning captain Rory Best and injury-prone flanker Sean O'Brien earned recalls to Ireland's starting XV to face Argentina.

Best, Kearney re-sign until 2019 RWC

2018-03-20 16:30

Ireland stalwarts Rory Best and Rob Kearney have signed IRFU contract extensions to run until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


Ireland calm for Samoa clash amid typhoon turmoil

2019-10-11 07:06

Ireland skipper Rory Best is taking a philosophical approach to their critical Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa.

Ghost of O'Connell no longer hangs over captain Best

2019-09-14 09:08

Rory Best will lead Ireland out at the Rugby World Cup much more comfortable in his skin than when he first took over the captaincy.

Farrell wants Ireland to give Schmidt, Best a fitting farewell

2019-09-06 14:29

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and captain Rory Best will experience their last taste of a home rugby Test match against Wales.

Relief for Ireland as Best avoids long lay-off

2019-04-02 20:50

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best is a relieved man after a scan revealed he had not suffered as serious an ankle injury as first feared.

Irish icon Best says end is nigh for Test career

2019-03-09 15:40

Legendary Irish hooker Rory Best says he is going to feel "a little bit sad" when the final whistle goes on what is likely to be his final home Six Nations match against France.

French ref Poite in spotlight: 'He doesn't seem to like us'

2019-02-10 07:30

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw hit out at French referee Romain Poite following his team's Six Nations loss to Ireland at Murrayfield.

3 things learned from Ireland v All Blacks

2018-11-18 18:04

"Epic stuff!" tweeted Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll after Ireland's historic home win over world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Schmidt has changed face of Irish rugby - Best

2018-11-09 16:29

Joe Schmidt has delivered silverware aplenty but his biggest legacy has been to successfully change the face of Irish rugby, Rory Best said.

Ireland captain Best out of Australia tour

2018-05-31 18:18

Ireland captain Rory Best has been ruled out of the tour of Australia with a hamstring injury.

Grand Slam is what dreams are made of - Best

2018-03-18 15:17

Rory Best said captaining Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam is something he dreamt about his whole life.

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