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Rory Best (Rory David Best) was born on 15 August, 1982 in Craigavon, United Kingdom. Discover Rory Best's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 38 years old?

Popular As Rory David Best
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Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 15 August 1982
Birthday 15 August
Birthplace Craigavon, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Rory Best Height, Weight & Measurements

At 39 years old, Rory Best height is 5′ 10″ and Weight 220 lbs.

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Height 5′ 10″
Weight 220 lbs
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Who Is Rory Best's Wife?

His wife is Jodie Bell (m. 2009)

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Wife Jodie Bell (m. 2009)
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Rory Best Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Rory Best worth at the age of 39 years old? Rory Best’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Rory Best's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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On 18 April 2019, Best announced that he would retire from professional rugby after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. "It is with mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from Ulster Rugby as of the end of this season," said Best. "This feels like the right time for me to go out on my terms, a luxury for which I feel very privileged,".

His final test for Ireland was on 19 October 2019, when Ireland lost to New Zealand, 14-46 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which was also Best's fourth World Cup tournament. Best was replaced by Niall Scannell in the 63rd minute of the test, receiving a deserved standing ovation from the crowd as he departed the field. His achievements across his career earned his subsequent praise from All Blacks Captain, Kieran Read.

Best played his last game professional rugby match with the Barbarians, on 16 November 2019, captaining the team with the Flying Fijians claiming the Killic Cup 33-31.


Best continued as captain for Ireland for the 2018 Six Nations Championship, leading the team to a historic third Grand Slam and Triple Crown, as well as winning the tournament, by defeating England at Twickenham Stadium on St Patrick's Day.

Although Best missed the mid-year test series against Australia's Wallabies, with Peter O'Mahony captaining Ireland in his place, Best returned for the 2018 end-of-year rugby union internationals. Best cemented his place as one of the most successful captains in Irish rugby history during the end of 2018, leading Ireland out against New Zealand on the 17 November 2018. Ireland beat New Zealand by 16-9, winning their ninth test in a single year.


Best played his 200th game for Ulster in the Pro14 in 2017, earning the honour against Leinster.

After finishing the 2017 Six Nations, Best was selected for the British and Irish Lions for the second time, on the 2017 tour to New Zealand. Best started in four of the five matches he played on tour, captaining the Lions to a 34-6 win over the Chiefs and a 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes. Best was not subbed off in either of those matches, and received an OBE while he was on tour with the Lions.

Best was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to rugby.


In January 2016, Best was named as the new Ireland captain for the 2016 Six Nations Championship. On November 26, 2016, Best became Ireland's fifth centurion, gaining his 100th cap in a test match vs Australia in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The previous week, Best captained Ireland to a historic 40-29 win over New Zealand in his 99th appearance, Ireland's first ever win over New Zealand.


Best also toured with the British and Irish Lions side in 2013 and 2017, although he never played a test match for the Lions.

Best was added to the British and Irish Lions squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia on 26 May after English hooker Dylan Hartley was removed from the squad after receiving a red card in the Aviva Premiership final for abuse of an official on 25 May 2013. In 2014 Best won his 2nd Six Nations title.


He was chosen to captain Ireland again, during the 2012 Six Nations Championship, after Paul O'Connell was injured.


He captained the Ireland team that toured North America in 2009, while many of his Ireland teammates were on the British and Irish Lions team that began their tour of South Africa at the same time. He became the first-choice hooker at the 2011 Rugby World Cup after an injury to Jerry Flannery. Best also played his 50th test for Ireland during the World Cup, scoring a try as Ireland beat the United States during the pool stages.

Rory married Jodie Bell, a schoolteacher in Richhill in the summer of 2009, they have two boys and one girl.


Best made his international debut for Ireland as a replacement against the All Blacks at Lansdowne Road in November 2005 and made his first start against the Springboks in 2006. He has been involved with the national team ever since, initially sharing the number 2 shirt with Jerry Flannery. He was a member of the Irish teams that won the 2007 Triple Crown and was in the Irish squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup as well as the 2009 Six Nations Championship which completed the Grand Slam.


Best returned home to join Belfast Harlequins in 2002 where he captained the team and gained his first Ulster contract in 2004. He made his debut for Ulster as a replacement at home to Munster in the 2005 Celtic League. He replaced his brother (now retired Ireland and Ulster prop Simon) as Ulster captain for the 2007/08 season and continues to hold the position. He is renowned for his abilities as a scrummager. Best missed the entire 2009/10 season due to surgery on a chronic disc problem. Best scored two tries in 2011/12 and 2010/11 for Ulster. He was part of the Ulster side that was defeated by Leinster in The Heineken Cup final in 2012.


Rory David Best OBE (born 15 August 1982) is a former rugby union player from Northern Ireland and was the captain of the Ireland national team from 2016 to 2019. He played hooker for Ulster and was registered for Banbridge RFC, having previously represented the Newcastle Agrics. Best earned 124 caps for Ireland, making his debut in 2005 and retiring at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, his fourth World Cup. Best is one of the most capped rugby players of all time, as well as the most-capped forward to ever represent Ireland.