10,863 book reviews and counting...

Rory Best: My Autobiography Reviews

Rory Best: My Autobiography  by Rory Best

Rory Best: My Autobiography

Rory Best

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 5 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781529362404

The fascinating autobiography of one of Ireland's best rugby players, Rory Best

4 stars out of 5
22 Mar 2020

"Stubborn, canny, diligent and affable, Best’s story captures the camaraderie of the team game"

There’s a tetchiness here as well. Best refers to himself as a “chubby” and a “fat wee kid”, but when Neil Francis describes him “waddling on” to win his first cap against New Zealand Best is outraged, and huffily recounts his beloved grandfather “Pop” Best’s disapproval of Francis during his own international career, when apparently he would stand for the anthems in boots still dirty from a previous game. A Twitter reference to him as a “fat Protestant” on his appointment as Irish captain is more pointed.