RTÉ Sport rugby http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport rugby http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:42 +0100 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:42 +0100 Sport News Reds roll over Saracens Munster produced a stirring final-quarter performance at Thomond Park to claim a 14-3 Champions Cup win over Saracens. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:01:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654418-munster-v-saracens/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654418-munster-v-saracens/ Preview: Ulster may find Toulon too strong The Champions Cup has the same habit of throwing up fascinating head-to-head clashes and Ulster v Toulon is one to savour, writes Brendan Cole. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1024/654726-preview-ulster-may-find-toulon-too-strong/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1024/654726-preview-ulster-may-find-toulon-too-strong/ Analysis: Ulster take aim at Toulon Read rugby analyst Bernard Jackman on the return of the Champions Cup after a low-key opening weekend. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:44:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1023/654458-analysis-jackman-on-the-champions-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1023/654458-analysis-jackman-on-the-champions-cup/ Fitzgerald to make long-awaited Leinster comeback Luke Fitzgerald will make his first Leinster appearance since March in the side's Champions Cup encounter away to Castres on Sunday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1024/654641-fitzgerald-to-make-long-awaited-leinster-comeback/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1024/654641-fitzgerald-to-make-long-awaited-leinster-comeback/ Beale fined but not banned for offensive photo Australia star Kurtley Beale has been found guilty of a serious breach of the Australian Rugby Union's code of conduct and fined 45,000 Australian dollars. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:56:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1024/654715-beale/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1024/654715-beale/ 'Bizarre' reunion in store for Leinster old boys Leinster's last two coaches are set to clash when Ireland host Australia next month and Joe Schmidt is looking forward to the "bizarre" match-up. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1023/654336-bizarre-reunion-in-store-for-leinster-old-boys/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1023/654336-bizarre-reunion-in-store-for-leinster-old-boys/ White will be given chance if Ross unfit Connacht prop Nathan White will make his first Ireland start against South Africa if Mike Ross does not shake off his groin injury. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1023/654338-white-will-be-given-chance-if-ross-unfit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1023/654338-white-will-be-given-chance-if-ross-unfit/ James Toole called up to Ireland League squad James Toole is set make his Ireland debut after being called into coach Mark Aston's squad for Saturday's crucial European Championship clash with Scotland in Dublin. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:46:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-league/2014/1023/654442-james-toole-called-up-to-ireland-league-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-league/2014/1023/654442-james-toole-called-up-to-ireland-league-squad/ Munster make two changes for Saracens clash Munster have made two changes to the side that started against Sale last weekend for their Champions Cup game against Saracens on Friday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:01:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654368-munster-make-two-changes-for-sarries-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654368-munster-make-two-changes-for-sarries-clash/ Bardy banned for Munster game Clermont Auvergne forward Julien Bardy will miss the clash with Munster after receiving a five-week ban for striking Saracens and England number eight Billy Vunipola with his knee. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:07:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654378-bardy-banned-for-munster-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654378-bardy-banned-for-munster-game/ Farrell back for Munster clash Owen Farrell will make his first start for five weeks when Saracens tackle Munster in the Champions Cup on Friday night. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:44:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654379-farrell-back-for-munster-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1023/654379-farrell-back-for-munster-clash/ Preview: Munster primed for big Euro test Brendan Cole previews Munster's Champions Cup Pool 1 clash against English Premiership outfit Saracens at Thomond Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:42:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1024/654547-preview-reds-primed-for-big-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1024/654547-preview-reds-primed-for-big-test/ VIDEO: Schmidt says Cave, Jackson still in frame Joe Schmidt has denied influencing provincial selection, rubbishing suggestions he has "blocked" Darren Cave's path back to the Ireland squad. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:21:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/654130-schmidt-denies-player-blocking-claims/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/654130-schmidt-denies-player-blocking-claims/ Cheika named Australia head coach Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has been appointed as the new Australia head coach. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:36:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/653988-cheika-named-australia-head-coach/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/653988-cheika-named-australia-head-coach/ Robshaw remains England captain, Ashton dropped England have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will remain captain for next month's autumn internationals at Twickenham, but there is no place for Saracens' Chris Ashton in the squad. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:29:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/654105-robshaw-remains-england-captain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1022/654105-robshaw-remains-england-captain/ Payne one of five new players in Ireland squad Jared Payne is among five uncapped players named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad for the autumn Test series but there is no place for Paddy Jackson. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:25:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1021/653907-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1021/653907-ireland/ O'Driscoll hails Cheika's Leinster influence Former Leinster and Ireland star Brian O'Driscoll has hailed the influence of Michael Cheika on the province, saying that he put in place the foundations on which Leinster's European success was based. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1021/653830-odriscoll-hails-cheikas-leinster-influence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1021/653830-odriscoll-hails-cheikas-leinster-influence/ Ruddock expecting bruising Castres clash Leinster back-row Rhys Ruddock has highlighted the importance of approaching next Sunday's Champions Cup clash away to Castres with the right attitude. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:09:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1021/653915-ruddock-expecting-bruising-castres-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1021/653915-ruddock-expecting-bruising-castres-clash/ Ulster duo Trimble and Marshall sidelined Ulster and Ireland have been hit with a double injury blow, with Andrew Trimble ruled out for several months with a toe injury, and team-mate Luke Marshall sidelined for several weeks with a knee injury. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:08:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1021/653826-trimble-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1021/653826-trimble-injury/ Tuilagi to miss November internationals England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the November internationals after suffering a groin injury during Leicester Tigers' first match in the new European Champions Cup, the Premiership club said on Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:00:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1021/653858-tuilagi-to-miss-november-internationals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1021/653858-tuilagi-to-miss-november-internationals/