Wales' fast start made it difficult for Ireland to get into the Six Nations clash in Cardiff, according to Rory Best.
Ireland must beat Wales to retain hope of keeping their Six Nations crown - and Rory Best believes they will need to step up... Read more
Ireland's bonus-point win over France kept them in the hunt to defend their title in what will be Rory Best's final Six Nations outing.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to represent Rory Best's swansong, with the hooker "fairly sure" he will retire following the tournament.
Josh van der Flier takes Sean O'Brien's place and Rory Best returns to captain a much-changed Ireland side against France.
Sean Cronin has come off the bench 32 times for Ireland in the Six Nations, but he will start in Rome this weekend.
Tries from Conor Murray, Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls saw Ireland victorious at Scotland, giving Rory Best encouragement.
Owen Farrell got the better of Rory Best on Wednesday, as the England and Ireland captains played Connect 4 ahead of the Six Nations.
Joe Schmidt will step away from coaching after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but Ireland's Rory Best thinks he could return for the Lions.
Having rested key men against Italy, Joe Schmidt is back to a team somewhere near full strength as Rory Best captains Ireland.
Ross Byrne and Will Addison could make their Ireland debuts against Italy at Soldier Field, with several key men staying at home.
Rory Best's hamstring injury means he will miss Ireland's three-match series in Australia next month.
Ireland captain Rory Best will lead them into the 2019 World Cup after extending his contract.
Rory Best's future in the Ireland side is unclear, with the captain set to be 37 by the time the Rugby World Cup rolls... Read more
Captain Rory Best praised the entire Ireland squad after they recorded a famous 24-15 truimph over England on St Patrick's Day.