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Summary

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.

©2020 Rory Best (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Must read for players

Honest words, genuinely of interest to anyone who plays the game. Didn’t hide from anything.

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Good Book

Narrator abit annoying, pronounced fifteen as fifthing and all teens as things for that matter throughout book, and made every Sout African , New Zealander sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Excellent Read

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and honest, unassuming yet captivating, really good.

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Great story start to finish

A great inside to the thoughts and career of Ireland’s greatest rugby captain. The highs and lows, an emotional roller coaster account of one of rugby’s true gentlemen and ambassadors for the sport.

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Irelands best ever captain

Incredibly honest allows you into the mindset of a great leader.honest with his doubts about himself briliant book

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a bitter way to go Rory . you lost my respect.

very disappointed at Rory blaming Joe Schmidt for ruining the world cup by talking to his own players ! . selfish Rory.

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Exciting, fast paced and overall a great read

It was great to hear the other side of the story of Bests career, to actually hear the events from the inside of the team regarding a excellent career within rugby. I have enjoyed watching Rory play and hope to see him with the agri industry with Northern Ireland. Well done on a fantastic book

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A great read, candid and honest by an Irish and Ulster legend

I’m an Ireland and Munster (& all Irish provinces) fan. Rory has put in the graft & dedication to be up there with other Irish rugby legends. I’ve read or listened to many rugby books, this was one of the best. Rory led Ireland through the most prolific period of Irish rugby history, a true gentleman & ambassador. His legacy will live on.

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Rory doesn't read it but still a quality listen

i assume Rory doesn't read it as people may find it difficult with his accent but I would of loved if he had

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thank rory for share ur lie storty so far enjoy ur retirement suftum !! cheers

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Brilliant book about a brilliant Irish Rugby guy

Really enjoyed this book, it was my first rugby biography. I liked the structure of the book, the open and honest story and the rugby insights. Thank you Rory.