Rory Best, James Downey and Denis Leamy on The Hard Yards 4 years ago

Rory Best, James Downey and Denis Leamy on The Hard Yards

A great show lined up for you...

The Lions, the disadvantages of rooming with Iain Henderson, captaining Ireland, Robbie Henshaw's form and a career cut short all coming up on this week's The Hard Yards.

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Host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry are joined by Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best for a brilliant interview on this week's The Hard Yards. James Downey is also in studio to discuss Ireland's centre options for the November internationals and to answer your Twitter questions.

There's also an interview with former Munster and Ireland back row Denis Leamy about his career, his retirement and life after rugby.

2.00 - Rory Best speaks about his current injury
4.15 - His timeline to return playing
6.50 - James Downey on his recent return to rugby
8.00 - Rory discusses farming and life after rugby
12.30 - Rory speaks about the Lions tour
14.20 - Rooming with Kyle Sinckler and his uncommon love for all things Paul O'Connell
16.00 - The downsides of rooming with Iain Henderson
17.15 - The moment Rory knew he wouldn't be starting a test game for the Lions
19.40 - Being captain of Ireland and Ulster
21.00 - Who Rory sees as his successor as captain in Ulster and potentially Ireland in years to come
26.00 - James discusses Robbie Henshaw and Ireland's centres for the November internationals
32.20 - The panel discuss the situation with the Irish women's rugby team and the new head coach position
38.06 - Interview with former Munster and Ireland back row Denis Leamy
52.00 - The gang goes through the weekend's games
56.50 - James answers your Twitter questions