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.
|DOB||15th Aug 1982|
|Birthplace||Craigavon, N Ireland|
|Height||1.80 m (5' 11")|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 9 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (97 caps)|