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Rory Best

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I’m in the company of one of the best players and greatest ever captains to grace a rugby pitch in an Irish jersey.  Between representing Ireland 124 times and also being ambushed by James Haskell & pushed down the street in a hospital bed in Auckland that’s something I never thought I would be talking to Rory Best about. Or descripting himself and Haskell as Shrek & Donkey but here we are   He’s now swapped being a full time legend to become a full time farmer. 


23 Apr 2021

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Rory Best on Ireland vs England and Sexton vs Farrell

Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby

Ireland vs England is so often the definitive game of the Six Nations but as we head into the final round of fixtures for this years tournament both sides find themselves playing for pride rather than titles after indifferent campaigns so far.England got themselves firmly back on track with a dogged win over tournament favourites France at Twickenham, meanwhile Ireland picked up a big win away to Scotland despite a late onslaught from Gregor Townsend's side.Joining Brian to discuss the weekend's game and all things Six Nations is the former Ireland captain and British and Irish Lion, Rory Best.The pair reflect on wins for both England and Ireland respectively and discuss the role that under fire captains Jonny Sexton and Owen Farrell could have this weekend.We also hear from former Ospreys head coach Sean Holley who discusses Wales chances against the French as they look to secure the unlikeliest Grand Slam in history!And there's questions on memorable Ireland/England fixtures, tractors, and what to do with Italy following another trouncing.Fill in our podcast survey: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/full_contact_surveyFor 30 days' free access to the Telegraph: telegraph.co.uk/contact


15 Mar 2021

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Internal Drivers with Rory Best

Wind Yer Neck In

In episode 7 of 'Wind Yer Neck In' we welcome former British and Irish Lion, third most capped Irish player of all time and former captain and Ulster Rugby legend Rory Best to the show.  Rory starts by discussing his journey into professional rugby and how 2 years in Newcastle at university gave him the spark he needed to push on with his rugby career. Rory reflects on his time cutting his teeth at Irish club rugby level before he broke through to the Ulster Rugby set up and shortly after became the captain of the squad. Leadership and how it has developed is something Rory looks to analyse, discussing how he developed and how the culture of Ulster Rugby was challenged into better shape.  In line with this Rory talks about how Irish Rugby took a change and how influential Joe Schmidt was to that. Rory chats us through some of the highlights in his career Finally Rory explains how important the Lions are and what we might see this summer amidst the ongoing Covid situation. As always, we hope you enjoy this chat with one of the sport's biggest characters. Let us know what you think on Twitter (@WindYerNeck_In) and Instagram (windyerneck.in)!

1hr 17mins

12 Mar 2021

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What's the next step for Ulster 'A' star David McCann and will Rory Best turn to full-time coaching?

Ulster Rugby Round-up

What's the next step for Ulster 'A' star David McCann and will Rory Best turn to full-time coaching? by Belfast Telegraph Sport


20 Jan 2021

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Los Pumas, Rory Best and Danny's umbrella

Rugby Union Weekly

Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Chris Jones discuss Argentina's shock victory over the All Blacks in Sydney. Ireland legend Rory Best joins the pod to chat about his new nose, farming, scrums, James Ryan and England's front row. Does George Ford need to play so England can get the best out of Owen Farrell? Plus, Scotland make it five in a row, a Tigers legend departs ahead of the new Premiership season and Danny gets compared to Steve McClaren for his brolly antics at the weekend.


16 Nov 2020

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Rory Best

Ruck It!

Ruck It! The brand new Rugby podcast from Kyran Bracken & Nick Easter. The Rugby podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously!Kyran and Nick are joined by former Ireland captain Rory Best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


26 Jun 2020

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Episode 91 - with Rory Best - Irish rugby legend and former Captain

GET AFTER IT with Nashy

Nashy catches up with Rory Best. Irish rugby legend and former Captain now working on the family farm.Having lead Ireland to many famous victories in recent years most noticeably against the All Blacks Rory is highly regarded both on and off the pitch.Rory takes us back to where it all began in Ulster right through his career to stories from behind the scenes touring with the British Lions.Hope you enjoy!This Podcast is brought to you by ACE Property - Management and Sales - Edinburgh.Make sure you check out www.getafterit.uk to get access to Discount Codes and Offers from awesome Brands and Businesses! You can also check out our Ambassadors and book them for your next function or online event.www.getafterit.ukInsta - get_after_it_ukFollow Nashy...Twitter - @GetAfterItNashyInstagram - @getafterit_nashyFacebook - GET AFTER IT


13 Apr 2020

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The One with Rory Best

House of Rugby

Alex and James are joined by the legendary Ireland skipper Rory Best to talk self doubt, going out on your own terms, Tokyo tears, what happens when James is in charge of a child, Joe Schmidt, and saying goodbye.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses

1hr 24mins

11 Mar 2020

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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Rory Best, read by Ruairi Conaghan - audiobook extract

HodderPod - Hodder books podcast

Rory Best is widely-regarded as one of Ireland's greatest ever captains. Entrusted by Joe Schmidt to lead the side that looked on the wane following the 2015 World Cup, Best's inspirational leadership skills and abrasive qualities proved to be the foundation stones for the most successful period in Ireland's history.His first year in charge saw Ireland complete a hat-trick of victories against the southern hemisphere 'Big Three', including leading his side to a first ever victory over world champions New Zealand in Chicago, a feat that etched Best's place in Irish sporting folklore and ended the All Blacks' record-winning streak of 18 Test victories.Ireland's annus mirabilis under Best's captaincy would come in 2018 however, when he led the side to only their third Grand Slam title, culminating with a famous victory over England at Twickenham, and a record-breaking run of 12 successive Test victories.When he steps down as Ireland captain at the age of 37 following the World Cup in Japan, his fourth tournament, history will no doubt also judge Best to be one of their greatest forwards.A hugely-popular figure across the game, Best will finish his career as Ireland's most capped forward, behind only Brian O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara in the all-time records, and also made over 200 appearances for his province Ulster.MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is available in hardback, eBook and audiobook from 5th March 2020.


21 Feb 2020

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Rory Best interview, Leinster looking scary good and 'Team to Make You Scream'

House of Rugby Ireland

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the latest Champions Cup action. Rory Best also drops in for a chat with Jerry.

1hr 18mins

9 Dec 2019