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Ulster and Ireland legend Rory Best to play one more game next month

Rory Best will line-up for the Barbarians next month.
Rory Best will line-up for the Barbarians next month.

Rory Best has only just retired but fans will have one more chance to see the 37-year-old grace the pitch in November.

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The legendary Ulster and Ireland captain will line out for the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 16.

Well-organised Ulster fans will immediately note that, yes, that is the same day as the province's trip to Bath in the Heineken Cup. While Ulster's game kicks off at 1pm, the Baa-Baas follow soon after at 2.30pm.

It might not exactly be ideal for his home supporters but it does provide one more chance for rugby fans to see Best in action.

The Barbarians team will be coached by England chief Eddie Jones, who will be hoping he has the Web Ellis Trophy in tow to parade at his home ground with the World Cup final against South Africa coming up on Saturday.

The sight of his boss-for-the-day parading the biggest prize in rugby will no doubt be a less than pleasurable one for Best, whose Ireland career was mercilessly ended by the All-Blacks in that 46-14 quarter-final defeat just a week before the English would beat New Zealand 19-7 in the semi-final.

Alongside Best, France's Mathieu Bastareaud, South African duo Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira and Herschel Jantijies, as well as Argentinian prop Ramiro Herrera have been confirmed for the Barbarians line-up

The Baa-Baas will play three autumn internationals in all, going to to face Brazil in Sao Paulo on November 20 and Wales in Cardiff on November 30.

It remains to be seen whether Best will only play at Twickenham or whether he will be tempted to play in the other two fixtures.

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