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Rory Best
Rory Best

BEST emerged from RWC2011 with an enhanced reputation, he initially muscled his way into the Irish starting XV for the 2006 wins over South Africa and Australia.

The Poyntzpass man shared the No.2 jersey with Jerry Flannery during the 2009 Grand Slam run, coming up with some big plays in all five games.

Captained Ireland in 2012 RBS Six Nations against Scotland and England.

DOB15th Aug 1982
BirthplaceCraigavon, N Ireland
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
PositionHooker
HonoursIreland (104 caps)
Latest Player News
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/11/2016
New Zealand







71
19/11/2016
New Zealand







68
26/11/2016
Australia







76
04/02/2017
Scotland







80
25/02/2017
France







68
10/03/2017
Wales







80
18/03/2017
England







65
Total Played 7 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
508
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2016-2017 - Test Matches
Ireland
3







2016-2017 - Six Nations
Ireland
4







2016-2017 Total

7







2015-2016 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4







2015-2016 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2015-2016 - Test Matches
Ireland
4 +1







2015-2016 Total

13 +1







2014-2015 - Guinness Series
Ireland
1







2014-2015 - Six Nations
Ireland
5




1


2014-2015 Total

6




1


2013-2014 - Test Matches
Ireland
5
1





5
2013-2014 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2013-2014 Total

10
1





5
2012-2013 - Six Nations
Ireland
5




1


2012-2013 Total

5




1


2011-2012 - Friendly
Ireland
1 +1







2011-2012 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4
1





5
2011-2012 - Six Nations
Ireland
5
2





10
2011-2012 - Test Matches
Ireland
4







2011-2012 Total

14 +1
3





15
2010-2011 - Guinness Series
Ireland
2 +1







2010-2011 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2010-2011 Total

7 +1







2009-2010 - Six Nations
Ireland
3 +2







2009-2010 Total

3 +2







2008-2009 - Friendly
Ireland
1 +2







2008-2009 - Six Nations
Ireland
1 +4







2008-2009 - Test Matches
Ireland
2
1





5
2008-2009 Total

4 +6
1





5
2007-2008 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
2 +1
1





5
2007-2008 - Six Nations
Ireland
3 +2







2007-2008 - Test Matches
Ireland
2 +2







2007-2008 Total

7 +5
1





5
2006-2007 - Six Nations
Ireland
5
1





5
2006-2007 - Test Matches
Ireland
2 +1
1





5
2006-2007 Total

7 +1
2





10
2005-2006 - Six Nations
Ireland
0 +1







2005-2006 - Test
Ireland
0 +3







2005-2006 Total

0 +4







Total - Six Nations

25 +8
3





15
Total - Six Nations

46 +9
3



2

15
Total - Rugby World Cup

10 +1
2





10
Total - Friendly

2 +3







Total

83 +21
8
0
0
0
2
0
40
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