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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")
Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb)
PositionHooker
HonoursIreland (97 caps)
Latest Player News
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
08/08/2015
Wales







25
05/09/2015
England







61
19/09/2015
Canada







60
04/10/2015
Italy







70
11/10/2015
France







73
18/10/2015
Argentina








07/02/2016
Wales







76
13/02/2016
France







72
27/02/2016
England







71
12/03/2016
Italy







50
19/03/2016
Scotland







68
11/06/2016
South Africa







68
18/06/2016
South Africa







65
25/06/2016
South Africa







73
Total Played 14 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
832
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2015-2016 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
5







2015-2016 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4







2015-2016 - Test
Ireland
4 +1







2015-2016 Total

13 +1







2014-2015 - Guinness Series
Ireland
1







2014-2015 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
5




1


2014-2015 Total

6




1


2013-2014 - Test
Ireland
5
1





5
2013-2014 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
5







2013-2014 Total

10
1





5
2012-2013 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
5




1


2012-2013 Total

5




1


2011-2012 - Friendly
Ireland
5 +1







2011-2012 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4
1





5
2011-2012 - Six Nations
Ireland
5
2





10
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
3 +2
1





5
2008-2009 - Six Nations
Ireland
1 +4







2008-2009 Total

4 +6
1





5
2007-2008 - Friendly
Ireland
2 +2







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





5
2007-2008 - Six Nations
Ireland
3 +2







2007-2008 Total

7 +5
1





5
2006-2007 - Friendly
Ireland
1 +1
1





5
2006-2007 - Lansdowne Cup
Ireland
1 +1







2006-2007 - Six Nations
Ireland
5
1





5
2006-2007 Total

7 +2
2





10
2005-2006 - Friendly
Ireland
0 +1







2005-2006 - Lansdowne Cup
Ireland
0 +1







2005-2006 - Six Nations
Ireland
0 +1







2005-2006 Total

0 +3







Total - RBS 6 Nations

42 +9
3



2

15
Total - Rugby World Cup

10 +1
2





10
Total - Guinness Series

12 +2
1





5
Total - Friendly

11 +7
2





10
Total - Friendly

1 +2







Total

76 +21
8
0
0
0
2
0
40
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