Rory Best retires

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by solidarity » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:08 pm

What was the match where we could hear Rory saying to the ref that he had to look after his players, or words to that effect? Can't remember the exact words but I had a wee lump in my throat and a big proud heart when I heard it.

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by shamalicious » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:06 pm

solidarity wrote:What was the match where we could hear Rory saying to the ref that he had to look after his players, or words to that effect? Can't remember the exact words but I had a wee lump in my throat and a big proud heart when I heard it.
Ireland v England 2017 6N possibly?

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by Dharper » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 pm

Serious leader. The way he conducted himself & lead the squad when we were imploding for nigh on 18months was a measure of the man. I hope the young players have taken note. You don’t need BOI gimmicky adverts......if you really want to know what it means to represent Ulster watch Rory’s interview. A player, a leader, an Ulsterman.

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by Tender » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:21 am

Huge boots to fill. I don’t see another Rory stepping out of that massive shadow anytime soon.

His interview should be played on repeat in the gym at Ravenspan during every session, along with the Nevin Spence Vid.
I hope he enjoys the rest of his life as much as we’ve enjoyed watching him play for Ulster.
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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by NorthernStar » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:06 am

Ultimate incentive for the team in the quarterfinals, win and get Rory that last hurrah in an Ulster shirt!

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by solidarity » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 am

shamalicious wrote:
solidarity wrote:What was the match where we could hear Rory saying to the ref that he had to look after his players, or words to that effect? Can't remember the exact words but I had a wee lump in my throat and a big proud heart when I heard it.
Ireland v England 2017 6N possibly?

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That's the one. A two second masterclass in captaincy. https://www.joe.ie/sport/watch-rory-bes ... ref-582036 .
For another example: https://www.sportsjoe.ie/rugby/rory-bes ... ary-104489

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am

What game was it he played on hitting rucks with a broken arm.

First series win in RSA
Two victories over the ABs
Grand Slam win

BOD who?

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:09 am

Jackie Brown wrote:What game was it he played on hitting rucks with a broken arm.
The NZ one when Ireland racked up a good lead, including a try from Rory, but they came back to win with the clock gone red, I think. The "almost" first win over the ABs.
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Post by Dave » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:12 am

Jackie Brown wrote:What game was it he played on hitting rucks with a broken arm.

First series win in RSA
Two victories over the ABs
Grand Slam win

BOD who?

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Who was the top point scorer in the RSA series?
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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 am

Dave wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:What game was it he played on hitting rucks with a broken arm.

First series win in RSA
Two victories over the ABs
Grand Slam win

BOD who?

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Who was the top point scorer in the RSA series?
Ireland's top flyhalf I think. Pity he's from north of the border, so can be disposed of for cash.

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Re: Rory Best retires

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:05 pm

Reminds us that in business and in life it isn't the one who shouts loudest that is the leader. To have lead Ireland to never seen before heights is just amazing and I hope we as a province appreciate his achievements for years to come

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