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Rory Best Backs Andy Farrell To Thrive As Ireland Head Coach

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The IRFU yesterday confirmed that Joe Schmidt will step down as Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup in Japan, and will be replaced by current defence coach Andy Farrell. It is seen as a smart appointment by the IRFU given that Farrell has made a huge contribution to this current Ireland squad over the last two and a half …

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Rory Best Denies Ireland Have Been Disrupted By Late Injuries

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Rory Best doesn’t believe Ireland have been disrupted by injuries as he spoke at today’s captain’s run just moments after the gathered media were informed of Dan Leavy’s injury.  Ireland informed the media that Leavy was not 100% and that he has general tightness, a term which was used by head coach Joe Schmidt at Thursday’s team announcement. Josh van …

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“No Matter What Joe Does, He Has Changed Irish Rugby” – Rory Best

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Sean McMahon reporting from Ireland’s Captain’s Run  Rory Best is looking forward to pulling on the green shirt for the first time since Ireland’s historic Grand Slam triumph against England at Twickenham last March.  A hamstring injury ruled the Ireland captain out of the summer tour against the Wallabies and it also delayed the beginning of his season with Ulster. …

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Sean Cronin Injury Forces Ireland Into Late Change For Australia Clash

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been hit with a late injury ahead of the tour decider against Australia on Saturday morning. Sean Cronin, due to start at hooker for the third and final test against the Wallabies, had been named in the starting fifteen but has been forced to withdraw, with Munster’s Niall Scannell serving as Cronin’s last-minute replacement. Update. …

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Rory Best Injured, Out Of Australian Tour

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Irish skipper Rory Best has been ruled out of Ireland’s three-test tour of Australia due to a hamstring injury.  Ireland’s upcoming trip to Australia will now see them without one of their key men after it emerged that captain Rory Best has suffered an injury. Best, 35, has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury and according to coach Joe Schmidt, will …

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Rory Best Signs A New Contract With The IRFU

NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 5, Twickenham, London, England 17/3/2018 England vs Ireland Ireland's Rory Best celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Fresh from captaining Ireland to a Grand Slam title, finishing off with a win over England in Twickenham, captain Rory Best has prolonged his time in the green jersey by signing a new contract today. The Ulster hooker has been instrumental in Ireland’s success under Joe Schmidt, and has led the team to some famous victories in recent years. Today Irish …

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Rory Best Cites “Unforeseen Circumstances” As Reason For Delay In Contract Announcement

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium. Rory Best faced the media this afternoon at the Aviva Stadium after the conclusion of his side’s Captain’s Run this morning. Of course, the focus of discussion was tomorrow’s visit of Scotland to Dublin where Ireland could win the Six Nations championship if they win with a bonus-point and better England’s result in …

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