Ronan O'Gara pays tribute to Rory Best and talks about the 'whiskey eyes' of his inspirational former team-mate, who gets his 100th cap today against Australia.
Today, when Ireland take on Australia, is Rory Best's 100th cap for Ireland and the Ulsterman has been receiving plaudits far and wide - not least from former teammates and colleagues.
One of those was Ronan O'Gara who before the game in his role as an RTE pundit was praising Best, who he called a "man's man" that is "made of the right stuff". Listening to O'Gara speak really gives an idea of what he means to those who play with him.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 26, 2016
And social media was awash with praise for Best.
Rory Best congrats , much Respect #IrishHero .
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) November 26, 2016
Congrats @RoryBest2 on the 💯 caps! Phenomenal achievement!
— Craig Gilroy (@cgilroy14) November 26, 2016
All the best to @RoryBest2 today winning his 100th cap. Great player and great bloke! All the best mate 👍🍻
— Tom Youngs (@TomYoungs87) November 26, 2016
What a bloke what a player @RoryBest2 💯👏👏👏👏
— Darren Cave (@darrencave13) November 26, 2016
Congrats again to Rory who will make his 100th Ireland appearance later - becoming the first Ulster man to do so. Legend. Leader. Class act. pic.twitter.com/5u1DavZdUR
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) November 26, 2016