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# best-foot-forward - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

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

Oct 19th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,273 Views 5 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Friday 12 February, 2021

'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 7,226 Views 23 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Monday 24 February, 2020

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 8,671 Views 26 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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 7,767 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.

# best-foot-forward - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'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 6,822 Views 3 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

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 4,502 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.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'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 7,615 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 - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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 4,038 Views 15 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - 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'
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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 8,180 Views 6 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Friday 24 February, 2017

'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 5,821 Views 2 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Friday 4 November, 2016

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 5,756 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.

# best-foot-forward - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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 6,306 Views 5 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 6 February, 2016

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 4,699 Views 12 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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 20,207 Views 52 Comments

The Ulster hooker has skippered his country four times before.

# best-foot-forward - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'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 6,921 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.

# best-foot-forward - Friday 16 October, 2015

'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 8,639 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.

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'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 4,195 Views 1 Comment

Rory Gallagher is refusing to contemplate defeat against Tyrone on Sunday

# best-foot-forward - Sunday 12 April, 2015

'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 6,810 Views 8 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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 29,750 Views 30 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Sunday 18 January, 2015

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 8,242 Views 6 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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 17,807 Views 42 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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 17,289 Views 39 Comments

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

# best-foot-forward - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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 1,309 Views 4 Comments

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