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Schmidt keeps faith in Best for captaincy

Rory Best will captain Ireland for this season then head coach Joe Schmidt will reassess his World Cup 2019 plans next summer.

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RUGBY: Rory Best to win 200th Ulster cap

Rory Best will become the fourth Ulster player to reach the 200 caps milestone when he plays against Leinster on Saturday in the Guinness PRO14 at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

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Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Impressive Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale included in Ireland squad

In-form Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has the chance to add to his two Ireland caps during the summer by being included in the Irish panel for next month's Guinness Test series.
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WATCH: An upbeat Rory Best on his return to playing with Ulster and what lies ahead

International hooker Rory Best made a timely return to playing last Sunday following a hamstring injury.

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Best believes IRFU policy is correct

Irish captain Rory Best believes the Irish Rugby Football Union’s current policy of not selecting players who opt to play overseas is right because it protects those in the National squad.

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RUGBY: Rory Best boost for Ulster and Ireland

International hooker Rory Best could make a return to playing on Sunday with Ulster in the European Champions Cup pool game against La Rochelle.
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RUGBY: Ulster captain Rory Best targets European return

Ulster captain, Rory Best, is aiming to be back in action for the second round European Champions Cup match away to La Rochelle in three weeks time,.

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RUGBY: Saturday’s All Ireland League results

RUGBY: Saturday’s All Ireland League results

All Ireland League Results - Saturday, September 23

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RUGBY: Injury blow for Ulster skipper Rory Best

Ulster captain Rory Best looks set to be ruled out for up to six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on Thursday in the province’s latest injury setback.

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VIDEO: Poignant UIster Rugby documentary highlights Nevin Spence legacy

It’s almost five years since Ulster Rugby star Nevin Spence passed away.

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Omagh Accies' Adam Longwell gets caught around the neck by Harlequins' David Devine with Mervyn Edgar and Daniel Annett looking on

RUGBY: Ballynahinch begin quest for historic fourth Senior Cup success

Ballynahinch begin the defence of the Ulster Senior Cup away at Belfast Harlequins.

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RUGBY: Rory Best to captain Ulster in 2017-18

Irish international Rory Best will take the captaincy at Ulster for a third time.

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Lions' Ken Owens speaks with referee Romain Poite

RUGBY: Reaction to the draw in Auckland after New Zealand and British & Irish Lions Test Series is shared

British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton was left speechless after a 15-15 draw with New Zealand in Auckland meant the Test series was tied.

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British & Irish Lions fans before the game

RUGBY: Fans from Banbridge in Auckland for final New Zealand v British Lions Test match

There may have been no Ulster players involved the final Test series between New Zealand and the British & Irish Lions, but fans from Northern Ireland still made themselves known.

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Golf and rugby fans all set for a mammoth sporting day at Portstewwart Golf Club

Golf and rugby fans all set for a mammoth sporting day at Portstewwart Golf Club

Following the British and Irish Lions’ dramatic win against the All Blacks in Wellington to set up a thrilling test series finale in Auckland this Saturday (8.35am), local sports fans can rest easy that they don’t have to make an ‘either or’ decision whether to watch the rugby or go the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation... they can now do both!

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RUGBY: Ulster confirm squad for 2017-18 season

The Ulster Rugby management team have confirmed the senior playing squad for next season, which features 46 fully-contracted and development players.

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British & Irish Lions Tommy Seymour scores his second try against Hurricanes

RUGBY: British Lions captain Rory Best refuses to criticise referee after Hurricanes draw

Rory Best refused to criticise referee Romain Poite after the British and Irish Lions were held to a 31-31 draw by the Hurricanes in Wellington.

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Lions' Tommy Seymour scores their opening try against Hurricanes

RUGBY: British Lions let lead slip as final midweek game with Hurricanes ends in dramatic draw

HURRICANES 31 BRITISH LIONS 31

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RUGBY: Rory Best to captain British Lions against Hurricanes

Rory Best will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Tuesday.

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Lions captain Rory Best receives a hongi after the match

RUGBY: Rory Best praises response of Lions dirt-trackers after victory over Chiefs

Rory Best insisted the British and Irish Lions drew the reaction demanded from their midweek team after the Chiefs were routed 34-6 at Waikato Stadium.

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