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Rory Best appointed to Fiji coaching staff for November tour
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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'
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
The captain is gritting teeth for Ulster’s tough run-in.
5 talking points after Schmidt names his Ireland team to face France
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
“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
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
The statue had its feet painted red last month – but it’s now back to normal.
Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement
Ulster took their foot off the pedal after 50 minutes last night.