Saving the Best for last

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Rory Best: ‘We have to be careful that we don’t walk away from the fact that we’re still 23 wins out of 26 games’ Pic: Gerry Balfe Smyth

At 36, Ireland captain Rory Best is coming to the end of a long and illustrious career. But before retirement beckons, there’s still time to bring home the William Webb Ellis Cup from Tokyo, writes David Robbins

Rory Best, the Ireland and Ulster Rugby captain, is used to injury. After all, he played on with a broken arm against New Zealand a few years ago. He’s had neck injuries, hamstring injuries and all kinds of knocks and bruises. A few strained ankle ligaments are a mere scratch to him.

When we meet, Best is on crutches. It is a few days after the Champions Cup match between Leinster and Ulster. He...

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