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Former Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best took the field in what was supposed to be his final game on Saturday when he represented the famous Barbarians for the first time in his career.
The touring side came up short in their game in the end, narrowly losing to 33-31 to Fji in an absolute belter at Twickenham. And it seems Best is after getting the Barbarians bug and is considering playing not just one, but two more games before retiring.
Next week the Baa-Baas travel to Brazil to take on their national side, with Best set to travel, before they take on Wales in Cardiff with Warren Gatland taking over Barbarians coaching duties from Eddie Jones.
And Best is thinking about playing in both games with a decision to be made in the coming days.
“We’ll see how the body stands up and then we’ll make a decision,” Best told the BBC
The 124-times capped Irishman says it was “incredibly special” to finally line out for the Barbarians
“It was incredibly special. It is a unique club and I’m delighted to be invited to be a part of it,” Best said
“You have to invited to play for them, you just don’t get picked and any rugby fan knows what they are all about.
“It was brilliant. There were guys I’ve played against for years and some I didn’t know so well. I really enjoyed it.”