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There are big perks and certain downsides to being Ireland captain - Rory Best experienced both

Neil Francis


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Rory Best captained Ireland for four years between 2016 and 2019. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Rory Best captained Ireland for four years between 2016 and 2019. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Rory Best captained Ireland for four years between 2016 and 2019. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

I have captained Ireland once and Leinster also once.

My elevation in the first instance was due to an on-field injury, the second was due to a missed flight. I never get hung up on these things.


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