Former Ireland Captain Rory Best Set To Play One Final Game Before Retiring
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One more match.
Former Ireland captain Rory Best will join the Barbarians when they return to Twickenham on Saturday 16 November to take on Fiji in the Killik Cup.
The 124-capped Ulsterman recently called time on his career following Ireland’s Rugby World Cup exit, retiring as their most successful captain, with a raft of achievements.
Best says lining out for the Barbarians has always been on his bucket list.
“I am delighted and very honoured to be given the chance to play for the Barbarians. It has long been on my bucket list and I’m very much looking forward to joining the squad to take on Fiji at Twickenham in November,” Best said
“Over the years so many illustrious players from around the world have represented the Club and I can’t think of a better way to finish off my career putting on the famous black and white jersey.”
Leading the Barbarians’ coaching team is England Head Coach Eddie Jones, whose team last weekend saw off the All Blacks’ 19-7 to reach the final of the Rugby World Cup.
Best will also join French centre Mathieu Bastereaud and South Africans Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira and Herschel Jantjies in the first major rugby match to be staged at Twickenham following Rugby World Cup 2019 – and the only Autumn International to be played at Twickenham this year.