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Neil Best

 

A tough-tackling and uncompromising flanker, NEIL BEST adds considerable experience to the Ireland ’A’ squad with his haul of 18 Ireland senior caps and over 100 Ulster caps.

A relative late comer to the game, he started his career with Belfast club Malone and really made his mark on the world stage as man-of-the-match in Ireland’s win over Australia in November 2006.

The 29-year-old saw his chances in the Irish senior squad curtailed recently but with a move to English club Northampton Saints he is hoping to get back into contention

DOB4th Mar 1979
BirthplaceBelfast, N Ireland
Height1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
PositionBack Row
HonoursIreland (18 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
11/08/2007
Scotland








24/08/2007
Italy








09/09/2007
Namibia








15/09/2007
Georgia








21/09/2007
France








30/09/2007
Argentina







17
Total Played 6 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2007-2008 - Friendly
Ireland
2







2007-2008 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
0 +4







2007-2008 Total

2 +4







2006-2007 - Friendly
Ireland
2 +1




1


2006-2007 - Lansdowne Cup
Ireland
2
1





5
2006-2007 - Six Nations
Ireland
0 +3







2006-2007 Total

4 +4
1



1

5
2005-2006 - Friendly
Ireland
3 +1
1





5
2005-2006 Total

3 +1
1





5
Total - Friendly

7 +2
1



1

5
Total - Rugby World Cup

0 +4







Total - Lansdowne Cup

2
1





5
Total - Six Nations

0 +3







Total

9 +9
2
0
0
0
1
0
10
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