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Rory Best Explains Difference Between Captaining Ireland For One Game And Being Captain For Six Nations

Rory Best Explains Difference Between Captaining Ireland For One Game And Being Captain For Six Nations
By PJ Browne

Rory Best being named Ireland captain was a victory for the demoratic process.

He was not chosen by Joe Schmidt but instead via a secret ballot of the Irish squad.

Captaining Ireland is nothing new for Best. In fact, it's nothing new for his family. His older brother Simon, who retired from rugby in 2008 due to a heart problem, also captained Ireland. Best the younger first led the team back in 2009.

Speaking to Irish Rugby TV at the launch of the Six Nations, Best outlined what he sees as the difference between captaining Ireland for a one-off game and being leader for an entire tournament.

You have to come to these places and do things like this and spent an entire morning doing media. I think just the whole hype around it when you get named for a game, you don't know what's coming next. You know the next game whether the captain is coming back in.

Being named for a series, you know you're going to be there, you know can imprint what you want on the squad and bring something a little bit different. There'll be nothing outside the box but you're the captain now and you're the guy that sets the example the whole way through this championship.

You can watch Best being interviewed below.

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