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 Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:58:26 +0100 Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:58:26 +0100 Sport News Ulster edge out Exeter in Champions Cup Ulster kept their Champions Cup hopes alive by the narrowest of margins by registering a vital first win to see off Exeter, whose own European ambitions now look all but over in Pool Five. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:30:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826151-ulster-edge-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826151-ulster-edge-out/ Trimble hails character of Ulster team-mates Ulster captain Andrew Trimble was relieved to end up with the win after a "proper old school dog fight" with Exeter at the Kingspan Stadium. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:58:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826163-trimble-hails-character-of-ulster-team-mates/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826163-trimble-hails-character-of-ulster-team-mates/ Erasmus 'relieved' by Munster victory Munster's Rassie Erasmus said his overriding emotion was one of relief after the players produced a stirring display to thump Glasgow, just a day after Anthony Foley was laid to rest. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:35:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826104-erasmus-relieved-by-munster-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826104-erasmus-relieved-by-munster-victory/ Foley honoured as Munster see off Glasgow Fourteen-man Munster paid a fitting tribute to the late Anthony Foley with a 38-17 bonus-point win over Glasgow and a performance that harked back to times gone by. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:30:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826083-munster-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826083-munster-glasgow/ Marcus Horan: We've lost our leader Former Ireland and Munster prop Marcus Horan has paid tribute to his great friend Anthony Foley, reflecting on his loss by saying: "He was our leader, and we've lost our leader". Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:37:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826058-marcus-horan-pays/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826058-marcus-horan-pays/ Cheika enraged by New Zealand 'clown' jibe Australia coach Michael Cheika fumed over what he perceived as disrespect from the All Blacks after the world champions beat his Wallabies side to secure the top tier record for consecutive Test wins on Saturday. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:50:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826064-cheika-enraged-by-new-zealand-clown-jibe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826064-cheika-enraged-by-new-zealand-clown-jibe/ Munster prepare for emotional Foley tribute Anthony Foley will be remembered with affectionate and emotional tributes later today when Munster face European Champions Cup opponents Glasgow in Limerick. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:42:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826032-anthony-foley-munster-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826032-anthony-foley-munster-glasgow/ Unstoppable New Zealand crush Aussies New Zealand clinched a record-breaking 18th consecutive victory with a bruising 37-10 win against  Australia at Eden Park in Auckland. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:40:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826036-new-zealand-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1022/826036-new-zealand-australia/ Sale boss defends Peter Stringer selection Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond defended the decision to play Peter Stringer for the full match in defeat to French giants Toulon on the same day that the former Ireland scrum-half attended Anthony Foley's funeral. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:24:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825988-sale-boss-defends/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825988-sale-boss-defends/ Foley remembered for offering so much to so many The funeral of Munster head coach Anthony Foley has taken place in County Clare. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:20:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825733-foley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825733-foley/ Sexton and O'Brien return to face Montpellier Sean O'Brien will make his long awaited return from injury in Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Montpellier this weekend, while Johnny Sexton has also been passed fit to start. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:39:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825802-fit-again-sexton-returns-to-face-montpellier/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825802-fit-again-sexton-returns-to-face-montpellier/ Anthony Foley 1973-2016 Cathy Halloran reports from Killaloe in County Clare, where Munster head coach Anthony Foley was laid to rest today. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:49:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825946-anthony-foley-1973-2016/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825946-anthony-foley-1973-2016/ Woodward - Foley 'summed up good in Irish rugby' Former England and British and Irish Lions coach Clive Woodward has described Anthony Foley as the "epitome of all that was good about Irish rugby". Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:01:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825877-woodward-foley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825877-woodward-foley/ Munster name side for emotional Thomond test As a mark of respect to the late Anthony Foley, Munster have retired the number eight jersey for the Glasgow game on Saturday in the European Champions Cup. Ireland international CJ Stander, who has been selected in the number eight position, will wear number 24. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:21:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825861-keith-earls-returns-to-the-munster-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825861-keith-earls-returns-to-the-munster-team/ Glasgow try to treat Munster tie like normal game Henry Pyrgos says Glasgow have tried their best to prepare as normal for the trip to face Munster with the rugby world still in shock following the death of Anthony Foley. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:24:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825926-glasgow-try-to-treat-munster-tie-like-normal-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825926-glasgow-try-to-treat-munster-tie-like-normal-game/ Ruan Pienaar recovers from injury to face Exeter Ruan Pienaar has recovered from an injury and will start at scrumhalf for Ulster as they welcome Exeter Chiefs to Kingspan Stadium on Saturday evening. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:43:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825803-ulster-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825803-ulster-team/ Connacht make seven changes for Zebre tie Connacht coach Pat Lam has rang the changes ahead of his side's clash with Zebre as they look for back-to-back wins in the Champions Cup. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:29:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825808-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825808-connacht/ Spain opener a 'must-win' for Irish World Cup bid Ireland launch their bid for a place at the 2017 World Cup in Valencia on Saturday when they take on minnows Spain in a match coach Mark Aston says is a must-win fixture. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:28:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825770-spain-opener-a-must-win-for-irish-world-cup-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1021/825770-spain-opener-a-must-win-for-irish-world-cup-bid/ Anthony Foley's remains arrive at Killaloe church The remains of Anthony Foley have arrived at St Flannan's Church in Killaloe for his removal. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:02:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1020/825590-anthony-foleys-remains-arrive-at-killaloe-church/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1020/825590-anthony-foleys-remains-arrive-at-killaloe-church/ Fitzpatrick and Ireland focused on autumn series Ireland's Paula Fitzpatrick hopes that the upcoming series of autumn internationals will provide the perfect springboard for next year's World Cup preparations. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:59:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1020/825682-fitzpatrick-and-ireland-focused-on-autumn-asigment/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1020/825682-fitzpatrick-and-ireland-focused-on-autumn-asigment/