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 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:59:14 +0000 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:59:14 +0000 Sport News VIDEO: England v Ireland preview Ronan O'Gara, Eddie O'Sullivan and Conor O'Shea discuss Ireland's prospects when they visit Twickenham to face England. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:26:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0214/767974-video-england-v-ireland-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0214/767974-video-england-v-ireland-preview/ VIDEO: Robbie Henshaw to leave Connacht Connacht have confirmed that Robbie Henshaw will be leaving the province at the end of the season. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:59:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0214/767959-henshaw-to-leave-connacht-at-end-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0214/767959-henshaw-to-leave-connacht-at-end-of-the-season/ England thrash Italy to build up speed for Ireland A Jonathan Joseph hat-trick ensured England kept their Six Nations title hopes on course with a resounding 40-9 win over a limited Italy side in Rome. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:07:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0214/767950-italy-v-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0214/767950-italy-v-england/ VIDEO: Schmidt 'disappointed' at referee's display Joe Schmidt said Ireland needed a "stronger performance" from referee Jaco Peype after the 10-9 defeat to France that obliterated hopes of a third Six Nations title in a row. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767805-video/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767805-video/ Tommy O'Donnell calls for 'smarter' Ireland Tommy O'Donnell believes a "smarter" approach from Ireland would have led to a RBS 6 Nations victory over France in Paris, rather than a 10-9 reversal. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:07:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767848-ireland_/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767848-ireland_/ Injury-hit Ireland succumb to French power play A bruised Ireland fell to their first loss to France in six competitive games as Maxime Medard's try 10 minutes from time gave Guy Noves' side a 10-9 victory in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stade de France. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:31:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767756-ireland-v-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767756-ireland-v-france/ Rory Best laments blowing 'massive opportunity' Rory Best admitted Ireland blew a "massive opportunity" for victory in France that could well end their hopes of a third consecutive RBS 6 Nations title. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:58:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767833-best-laments-massive-opportunity/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767833-best-laments-massive-opportunity/ France Women punish poor Ireland France's two-try first-half salvo saw Ireland Women lose 18-6 in the Six Nations showdown in Perpignan. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:17:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0213/767784-women-france-v-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0213/767784-women-france-v-ireland/ VIDEO: France v Ireland - Analysis RTÉ analysts Brent Pope, Shane Horgan and Ronan O'Gara get the post-mortem under way after Ireland's RBS 6 Nations loss to France in Paris. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:03:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767831-video-france-v-ireland-analysis/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767831-video-france-v-ireland-analysis/ Laidlaw laments ref Clancy's offside call Scotland, who were on the wrong end of a controversial penalty that cost them a World Cup semi-final spot, were again left to rue a refereeing decision in a narrow 27-23 Six Nations loss to Wales. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:31:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767844-wales-scotland-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767844-wales-scotland-reaction/ Wales remain in title hunt following Scotland win Wales recorded their ninth successive victory over Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship, winning 27-23 in Cardiff, to stay firmly among this season's title contenders. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:55:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767835-wales-remain-in-title-hunt-following-scotland-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767835-wales-remain-in-title-hunt-following-scotland-win/ VIDEO: France v Ireland - The Points Watch all the scores from France's 10-9 win over Ireland in Paris. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:57:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767812-video-france-v-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767812-video-france-v-ireland/ Schmidt's list of walking wounded grows longer Ireland's walking wounded gave Joe Schmidt an unwelcome headache to add to the heartache of a 10-9 defeat to France in Paris. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:26:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767816-schmidts-list-of-walking-wounded-grows-longer/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0213/767816-schmidts-list-of-walking-wounded-grows-longer/ Ulster Bank League: Young Munster dig deep to win Young Munster climbed into third place in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on the back of a 29-13 bonus-point win over Galwegians. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:55:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0213/767790-ulster-bank-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0213/767790-ulster-bank-league/ Centurion Black scores as Ulster go top of Pro12 Ulster notched up their third consecutive Pro12 win to keep them set for a top-four finish as they just about overcame Glasgow Warriors 13-10 at a damp Kingspan Stadium. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:56:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767683-ulster-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767683-ulster-glasgow/ France Under-20s too strong for Irish challenge The Ireland Under-20s were well beaten as France's second-half surge saw them ease to a 34-13 victory in tonight's Under-20 Six Nations clash in Narbonne. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767668-france-under-20s-ireland-u20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767668-france-under-20s-ireland-u20s/ Zebre no match for Leinster at RDS Leinster ran in eight tries to maintain their push for a PRO12 play-off place with a 52-0 victory over Zebre at the RDS. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 20:48:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767671-leinster-zebre/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767671-leinster-zebre/ Trimble: Schmidt was right to drop me from RWC Andrew Trimble admits that missing out on Ireland's World Cup squad was "tough" but also the right call from coach Joe Schmidt. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:26:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767682-france-ireland-andrew-trimble/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767682-france-ireland-andrew-trimble/ Jedrasiak: 'Spiked helmet' still in French blood France have vowed to restore their famed "spiked helmet" ferocity against Ireland in Paris tomorrow. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:56:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767637-france-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767637-france-ireland/ Preview: Ireland can maintain French connection It has rarely been the prevailing feeling but Ireland travel to France more in expectation than hope, writes Micil Glennon. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:26:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0211/767319-france-v-ireland-six-nations-preview-rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0211/767319-france-v-ireland-six-nations-preview-rte/