Rory Best

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Rory Best told : "That purpose was very much the match and the training. And when you retire, there is a massive void to try to fill. I don't think you ever fill that very quickly," External link

independent-ie Monday, May 4, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Rory Best told : "I don't think you ever fill that very quickly," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "That meant mum and dad and them were staying together," "They self-isolated for two weeks. So, then dad wasn't really allowed out. I took over doing all the farm work and tried to fill that to get that done" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "I raised the flowerbeds from some wooden sleepers we had at home," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best explained : "I found it more of a change in Ulster, because I was quite young when I took over, and there is a bit more of responsibility to conduct yourself in a certain way," External link

irishmirror Friday, May 1, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "This might be an opportunity to prove summer rugby could work," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best explained : "When we come together we have to spend at least three or four weeks getting back into condition after a break," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "This might be an opportunity to prove summer rugby could work," External link

afp-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rory Best explained : "When we come together we have to spend at least three or four weeks getting back into condition after a break," External link

afp-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “We all knew them. One of them, his mother was the cook in the primary school I went to. There was a wee friendship group there, and the guy who worked on our farm was part of it,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “Guy O’Driscoll — who is Brian’s cousin — had been my doctor at underage level,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “One of the first people I contacted was Joe, I was texting him because I was away at the Anthony Joshua fight over in Saudi Arabia when it all came out so I’m trying to text him and then eventually phoned him when I got home,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “Ultimately, I got it wrong a little bit in that I thought I had retired, it doesn’t necessarily matter,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Paddy Jackson ) : "A week before the trial started, Paddy phoned me to ask if I would mind being a character witness. I didn't hesitate. He was a friend who needed my help," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think for those reasons, that, because it turned into something that they didn’t want, it turned into about rugby and about the pressure being applied from the rugby fraternity and they said that it kind of took the decision out of my hands,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think for those reasons, that, because it turned into something that they didn’t want, it turned into about rugby and about the pressure being applied from the rugby fraternity and they said that it kind of took the decision out of my hands,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best told : “Don’t look for excuses, don’t look for someone else to blame,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "What really frustrated me was the actual headlines," External link

icWales Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rory Best replied : “I think it’s funny to say I’m 37 and retired – I think you just have to enjoy it and see what challenges there are now. You’ll not have the same challenges you have in rugby; things will be very different. You will have to find another way to find that high,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “The app makes life a lot simpler. All these little things that farmers would normally have to do in the evening, they can now do them on their phone and make sure it’s done straight away,” External link

agriland Monday, December 16, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "Too much detail; too much tension," "If I'd known it was happening I'd have probably said: 'Look, I don't think we need this'. Joe just needed to trust . . . he's the best coach I've ever worked with bar nobody, but just trust that it's there" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “We always try to have dinner together at the table. We had just put the dinner out and were just about to take the first mouthful and the phone rang,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “You spend a bit more time with him and you actually get to see more and more of what he does and how he works, and you get to know him a little bit more as a person,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think we started to become – not dictated to – but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

waterford-news Friday, December 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think we started to become – not dictated to – but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : “I think we started to become - not dictated to - but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

icWales Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : “After that England defeat we sat down with Joe and said ‘Listen, we trust you implicitly. We know you will get the tactics right. But on the flip side you are going to have to trust us that from Captain’s Run onwards to let us build in our own way,’” External link

icWales Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Rory Best insists ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "We started to become, not dictated to, but we just let Joe do everything," External link

herald-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Rory Best admitted : “I think we didn’t do enough to fill it, and me as captain, ultimately, I’ve to take a fair bit of responsibility,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “That was a really funny one because that was probably the best we’d trained in, I can’t remember how long,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "And with Irish players too, they are always a wee bit cautious because there have been a few examples in the past where they go to a Toulouse or a Clermont or Toulon, get a figure and go back to the IRFU and say 'Well, this is what I can get – you need to match that', and wasting everyone's time. “But I suppose the first one was Biarritz in and around the time they lost to Munster in '06. When they were European Cup contenders, there was potentially an option there. “There was another one in Toulouse a couple of years later and then Clermont around 2011 was an option as well. “It never really went very far because it was always 'Right, let's talk to the IRFU. If we are not happy with what they offer, then it might force my hand'. “But the IRFU have always been good. I think I was measured enough to know that first of all, I want to play for Ulster and secondly I want to play for Ulster. Rory Best playing for the Barbarians (Image: ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker) Read More Related Articles “They are the two teams I have only ever wanted to play for. I know you get a lot better managed and looked after. “Ultimately, the IRFU do pay. Especially if you can factor in bonuses with Ireland, the IRFU pay – certainly back in those days as well as anyone”. Best was always hopeful that Ulster would win a second European title - and a first with him on board. They did reach the Heineken Cup final in 2012, only to lose heavily to Leinster - while earlier, in 2006, the province did collect the PRO12 crown, but Best confesses it was something he took for granted at the time. Ulster haven't won it since, however, or any other silverware. “Part of the problem is that if you go chasing medals somewhere else and then when you leave, it might be a reflection of you as a player if that happens," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “There was nothing [options] really and then Bristol came in and it was almost like a bit of a snowball effect, there were a couple of other options after that,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "The week actually felt a lot different to what I've been involved in before (with Ulster)," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 18, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “It was incredibly special. It is a unique club and I’m delighted to be invited to be a part of it,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 18, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "There are big men in tears (in the changing room) and that is what happens when you put heart and soul into something," External link

japantoday Monday, October 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “There are big men in tears (in the changing room) and that is what happens when you put heart and soul into something,” External link

seattletimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Blacks ) : “I thought the All Blacks were fantastic. They were really, really clinical,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 21, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "There is a lot of pressure on them, and I think we allowed them to get a good start which took a little bit of the pressure off," External link

newshub Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "I'm unbelievably upset with the thought that I'll never pull on a green jersey again, except to support," "We're incredibly disappointed, we had a lot of big characters in that team. Big men were in tears in that dressing room and that's what happens when you put your heart and soul into everything" External link

irishsun Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I would just like to thank this unbelievable Irish crowd. It started off with an incredible atmosphere and they were brilliant,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “There were big men in tears,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : "Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer" External link

afp Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I’d just like to thank this unbelievable crowd, the Irish as always, it started off with an incredible atmosphere, they were brilliant,” External link

businessday Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : «Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer» External link

la-croix Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : "Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Rory Best replied : "I've loved every minute of it. " External link

icWales Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I've loved every minute of it," "The crowd have been fantastic. The support I've got from home, from the fans at home, from my team-mates and the coaching staff, and from Joe who is moving on. He brought Irish rugby and my game to a different level, a lot of credit goes to him" External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "None of us ever treat the autumn internationals as friendlies but ultimately that's what they are," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

japantoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “We’re in a reasonably good spot,” “Ultimately, it’s all about Saturday – it’s all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby” External link

nst Friday, October 18, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Rory Best assure : "On est plutôt dans une bonne position. Mais, au final, tout ce qui compte, c'est samedi" External link

tv5 Friday, October 18, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "It’s not something that I’ve given any thought to," External link

irishmirror Friday, October 18, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

afp-english Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's important to keep your composure. We felt we were in a good rhythm before the red card and you have to increase your intensity," External link

samoaobserver Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

la-croix Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

tv5 Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “We have a lot of individual talent but at the same time we also know our strength is our collective. When that doesn’t function and you fall off by a couple of per cent, you’re going to be susceptible” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best admitted : "Whenever we're not quite right I think there's no point in us talking about our strength as a collective and doing our basics well and working for each other," "Whenever you don't quite get that and you're relying on individual talent, we have a lot of individual talent but at the same time we also know our strength is our collective and when that doesn't function and you fall off by a couple of per cent you're going to be susceptible (to defeats like Japan)" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best noted : "You very rarely get this opportunity in a World Cup," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "That’s not a game-plan issue. That’s not a preparation issue. That’s us, for whatever reason, being a little bit mentally off. We’ve chatted a bit about it, and we’ve chatted about how we can be better, and how we need to be better" External link

icWales Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Rory Best stated : "We're drawing on the positivity of having a lesson to learn in a World Cup," "Every team has one at some point, we had ours in the second game (against Japan). We need to make sure we're better than that" External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best commented : "There was a little bit of pressure going into it. (We were) looking for a rebound after the Japan game, with some players having to play their third game in 11 days, and some guys playing their first game in the competition. " External link

irishmirror Friday, October 4, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

yorkpress Friday, October 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

yorkpress Friday, October 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added ( about Jack Conan ) : “You don't like to see anyone going home, like happened with Jack last week” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 4, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, October 4, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, October 4, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rory Best told : "We knew how tough it was going to be. Anyone who is utterly shocked hasn't seen how good they were," External link

bbc Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT



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Dave Heffernan says ( about Rory Best ) : “Rory obviously had it locked down for a long time so it’s a lot more competitive now,” External link

thejournal Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Johnny Sexton said ( about Rory Best ) : "First of all it's a massive honour to be asked to do it and I obviously got a taste for it during the World Cup for that one game and I've done it in patches with Ireland in-game when either Rory or Pete have gone off in previous games. " External link

icWales Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Sexton said ( about Rory Best ) : "First of all it’s a massive honour to be asked to do it and I obviously got a taste for it during the World Cup for that one game and I’ve done it in patches with Ireland in-game when either Rory or Pete have gone off in previous games. It’s something that I enjoy but ultimately it’s a huge honour the biggest honour of my career to be asked to do it and I’m really looking forward to it and looking forward to the challenges that are coming up and hopefully we can have a successful 6 Nations now" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Josh van der Flier said ( about Rory Best ) : “If you look back to the last four years that I’ve been involved in the Irish set-up, the amount of history we’ve made and the incredible moments that we’ve had, there’s quite an experienced group now and obviously losing Rory is massive,” “He’s been an incredible leader and I can’t speak highly enough of him. But I think it’s a special group and it would be a shame if we don’t push on now” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 21, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Kieran Read said ( about Rory Best ) : "I'd just like to echo what the crowd said about Rory, his fantastic career," External link

samoaobserver Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

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Rory Best told : "That purpose was very much the match and the training. And when you retire, there is a massive void to try to fill. I don't think you ever fill that very quickly," External link

independent-ie Monday, May 4, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Rory Best told : "I don't think you ever fill that very quickly," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "That meant mum and dad and them were staying together," "They self-isolated for two weeks. So, then dad wasn't really allowed out. I took over doing all the farm work and tried to fill that to get that done" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "I raised the flowerbeds from some wooden sleepers we had at home," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best explained : "I found it more of a change in Ulster, because I was quite young when I took over, and there is a bit more of responsibility to conduct yourself in a certain way," External link

irishmirror Friday, May 1, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "This might be an opportunity to prove summer rugby could work," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best explained : "When we come together we have to spend at least three or four weeks getting back into condition after a break," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "This might be an opportunity to prove summer rugby could work," External link

afp-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rory Best explained : "When we come together we have to spend at least three or four weeks getting back into condition after a break," External link

afp-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “We all knew them. One of them, his mother was the cook in the primary school I went to. There was a wee friendship group there, and the guy who worked on our farm was part of it,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “Guy O’Driscoll — who is Brian’s cousin — had been my doctor at underage level,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “One of the first people I contacted was Joe, I was texting him because I was away at the Anthony Joshua fight over in Saudi Arabia when it all came out so I’m trying to text him and then eventually phoned him when I got home,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “Ultimately, I got it wrong a little bit in that I thought I had retired, it doesn’t necessarily matter,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Paddy Jackson ) : "A week before the trial started, Paddy phoned me to ask if I would mind being a character witness. I didn't hesitate. He was a friend who needed my help," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think for those reasons, that, because it turned into something that they didn’t want, it turned into about rugby and about the pressure being applied from the rugby fraternity and they said that it kind of took the decision out of my hands,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think for those reasons, that, because it turned into something that they didn’t want, it turned into about rugby and about the pressure being applied from the rugby fraternity and they said that it kind of took the decision out of my hands,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Rory Best told : “Don’t look for excuses, don’t look for someone else to blame,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "What really frustrated me was the actual headlines," External link

icWales Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rory Best replied : “I think it’s funny to say I’m 37 and retired – I think you just have to enjoy it and see what challenges there are now. You’ll not have the same challenges you have in rugby; things will be very different. You will have to find another way to find that high,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “The app makes life a lot simpler. All these little things that farmers would normally have to do in the evening, they can now do them on their phone and make sure it’s done straight away,” External link

agriland Monday, December 16, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "Too much detail; too much tension," "If I'd known it was happening I'd have probably said: 'Look, I don't think we need this'. Joe just needed to trust . . . he's the best coach I've ever worked with bar nobody, but just trust that it's there" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “We always try to have dinner together at the table. We had just put the dinner out and were just about to take the first mouthful and the phone rang,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best says : “You spend a bit more time with him and you actually get to see more and more of what he does and how he works, and you get to know him a little bit more as a person,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think we started to become – not dictated to – but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

waterford-news Friday, December 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think we started to become – not dictated to – but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : “I think we started to become - not dictated to - but we just let Joe do everything,” External link

icWales Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : “After that England defeat we sat down with Joe and said ‘Listen, we trust you implicitly. We know you will get the tactics right. But on the flip side you are going to have to trust us that from Captain’s Run onwards to let us build in our own way,’” External link

icWales Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Rory Best insists ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "We started to become, not dictated to, but we just let Joe do everything," External link

herald-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Rory Best admitted : “I think we didn’t do enough to fill it, and me as captain, ultimately, I’ve to take a fair bit of responsibility,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “That was a really funny one because that was probably the best we’d trained in, I can’t remember how long,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "And with Irish players too, they are always a wee bit cautious because there have been a few examples in the past where they go to a Toulouse or a Clermont or Toulon, get a figure and go back to the IRFU and say 'Well, this is what I can get – you need to match that', and wasting everyone's time. “But I suppose the first one was Biarritz in and around the time they lost to Munster in '06. When they were European Cup contenders, there was potentially an option there. “There was another one in Toulouse a couple of years later and then Clermont around 2011 was an option as well. “It never really went very far because it was always 'Right, let's talk to the IRFU. If we are not happy with what they offer, then it might force my hand'. “But the IRFU have always been good. I think I was measured enough to know that first of all, I want to play for Ulster and secondly I want to play for Ulster. Rory Best playing for the Barbarians (Image: ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker) Read More Related Articles “They are the two teams I have only ever wanted to play for. I know you get a lot better managed and looked after. “Ultimately, the IRFU do pay. Especially if you can factor in bonuses with Ireland, the IRFU pay – certainly back in those days as well as anyone”. Best was always hopeful that Ulster would win a second European title - and a first with him on board. They did reach the Heineken Cup final in 2012, only to lose heavily to Leinster - while earlier, in 2006, the province did collect the PRO12 crown, but Best confesses it was something he took for granted at the time. Ulster haven't won it since, however, or any other silverware. “Part of the problem is that if you go chasing medals somewhere else and then when you leave, it might be a reflection of you as a player if that happens," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “There was nothing [options] really and then Bristol came in and it was almost like a bit of a snowball effect, there were a couple of other options after that,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "The week actually felt a lot different to what I've been involved in before (with Ulster)," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 18, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “It was incredibly special. It is a unique club and I’m delighted to be invited to be a part of it,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 18, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added : “Obviously it was disappointing to go home when we did,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "There are big men in tears (in the changing room) and that is what happens when you put heart and soul into something," External link

japantoday Monday, October 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “There are big men in tears (in the changing room) and that is what happens when you put heart and soul into something,” External link

seattletimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Blacks ) : “I thought the All Blacks were fantastic. They were really, really clinical,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 21, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "There is a lot of pressure on them, and I think we allowed them to get a good start which took a little bit of the pressure off," External link

newshub Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "I'm unbelievably upset with the thought that I'll never pull on a green jersey again, except to support," "We're incredibly disappointed, we had a lot of big characters in that team. Big men were in tears in that dressing room and that's what happens when you put your heart and soul into everything" External link

irishsun Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I would just like to thank this unbelievable Irish crowd. It started off with an incredible atmosphere and they were brilliant,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “There were big men in tears,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : "Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer" External link

afp Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I’d just like to thank this unbelievable crowd, the Irish as always, it started off with an incredible atmosphere, they were brilliant,” External link

businessday Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : «Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer» External link

la-croix Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rory Best indiqué : "Les gars vont regarder ce match et ils vont comprendre comment s'améliorer" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Rory Best replied : "I've loved every minute of it. " External link

icWales Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Rory Best added ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I've loved every minute of it," "The crowd have been fantastic. The support I've got from home, from the fans at home, from my team-mates and the coaching staff, and from Joe who is moving on. He brought Irish rugby and my game to a different level, a lot of credit goes to him" External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "None of us ever treat the autumn internationals as friendlies but ultimately that's what they are," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

japantoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “We’re in a reasonably good spot,” “Ultimately, it’s all about Saturday – it’s all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby” External link

nst Friday, October 18, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Rory Best assure : "On est plutôt dans une bonne position. Mais, au final, tout ce qui compte, c'est samedi" External link

tv5 Friday, October 18, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "It’s not something that I’ve given any thought to," External link

irishmirror Friday, October 18, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

afp-english Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We're in a reasonably good spot," "Ultimately, it's all about Saturday -- it's all about which team can turn up and implement their game plan best and deal with the pressure of knockout rugby" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's important to keep your composure. We felt we were in a good rhythm before the red card and you have to increase your intensity," External link

samoaobserver Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

la-croix Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best promis : "On n'a jamais paniqué. La plus grosse pression, c'est nous qui nous la sommes mise. On est en quarts, on n'a jamais vraiment douté. Contre le Japon, nous nous sommes laissés aller, on n'a pas fait grand chose dont on est fier. Là, c'est plus nous. Dès lundi, on va essayer de voir comment on peut encore progresser" External link

tv5 Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “We have a lot of individual talent but at the same time we also know our strength is our collective. When that doesn’t function and you fall off by a couple of per cent, you’re going to be susceptible” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best admitted : "Whenever we're not quite right I think there's no point in us talking about our strength as a collective and doing our basics well and working for each other," "Whenever you don't quite get that and you're relying on individual talent, we have a lot of individual talent but at the same time we also know our strength is our collective and when that doesn't function and you fall off by a couple of per cent you're going to be susceptible (to defeats like Japan)" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best noted : "You very rarely get this opportunity in a World Cup," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "That’s not a game-plan issue. That’s not a preparation issue. That’s us, for whatever reason, being a little bit mentally off. We’ve chatted a bit about it, and we’ve chatted about how we can be better, and how we need to be better" External link

icWales Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Rory Best stated : "We're drawing on the positivity of having a lesson to learn in a World Cup," "Every team has one at some point, we had ours in the second game (against Japan). We need to make sure we're better than that" External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

leinsterexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, October 4, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "We would have expected to have won the three games but that hasn't happened," External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "Whenever you lose a game and you go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second, ultimately it's always going to affect the confidence a little bit," "But I think we bounced back well and this group understands what we need to do to play well" External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : "It's very, very rare in a World Cup where you get a weekend where you have no game. So it is really important that we utilise that" External link

offalyexpress Friday, October 4, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Rory Best commented : "There was a little bit of pressure going into it. (We were) looking for a rebound after the Japan game, with some players having to play their third game in 11 days, and some guys playing their first game in the competition. " External link

irishmirror Friday, October 4, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

yorkpress Friday, October 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

yorkpress Friday, October 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Rory Best added ( about Jack Conan ) : “You don't like to see anyone going home, like happened with Jack last week” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 4, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said : “I think when you lose a game and go from being supposedly contenders in the first game to useless in the second game it’s always going to affect he confidence a little bit,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, October 4, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rory Best said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, October 4, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rory Best told : "We knew how tough it was going to be. Anyone who is utterly shocked hasn't seen how good they were," External link

bbc Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT



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star1.95%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
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Rory BestGA4.07%
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Dave Heffernan says ( about Rory Best ) : “Rory obviously had it locked down for a long time so it’s a lot more competitive now,” External link

thejournal Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Johnny Sexton said ( about Rory Best ) : "First of all it's a massive honour to be asked to do it and I obviously got a taste for it during the World Cup for that one game and I've done it in patches with Ireland in-game when either Rory or Pete have gone off in previous games. " External link

icWales Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Sexton said ( about Rory Best ) : "First of all it’s a massive honour to be asked to do it and I obviously got a taste for it during the World Cup for that one game and I’ve done it in patches with Ireland in-game when either Rory or Pete have gone off in previous games. It’s something that I enjoy but ultimately it’s a huge honour the biggest honour of my career to be asked to do it and I’m really looking forward to it and looking forward to the challenges that are coming up and hopefully we can have a successful 6 Nations now" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Josh van der Flier said ( about Rory Best ) : “If you look back to the last four years that I’ve been involved in the Irish set-up, the amount of history we’ve made and the incredible moments that we’ve had, there’s quite an experienced group now and obviously losing Rory is massive,” “He’s been an incredible leader and I can’t speak highly enough of him. But I think it’s a special group and it would be a shame if we don’t push on now” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 21, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Kieran Read said ( about Rory Best ) : "I'd just like to echo what the crowd said about Rory, his fantastic career," External link

samoaobserver Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT