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, 31 Jul 2015 09:21:25 +0100 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:21:25 +0100 Sport News Joe Schmidt keeps his cards close to his chest Joe Schmidt has given his Ireland stars no indication who is in the running to face Wales in Cardiff next weekend. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:47:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0731/718463-joe-schmidt-keeps-his-cards-close-to-his-chest/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0731/718463-joe-schmidt-keeps-his-cards-close-to-his-chest/ Douglas back in World Cup frame after joining Reds Lock Kane Douglas became eligible to play for Australia at the World Cup on Friday when he signed a three-year deal to join the Queensland Reds. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:21:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0731/718384-douglas-back-in-world-cup-frame-after-joining-reds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0731/718384-douglas-back-in-world-cup-frame-after-joining-reds/ World Rugby to meet Japan over stadium debacle World Rugby officials will meet 2019 World Cup organisers on Thursday in the hope of thrashing out a solution after hosts Japan decided to scrap plans for a new stadium that would have hosted the tournament's feature matches. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:05:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0730/718131-world-rugby-to-meet-japan-over-stadium-debacle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0730/718131-world-rugby-to-meet-japan-over-stadium-debacle/ Boost for Ireland as Cian Healy trains Ireland prop Cian Healy took full part in light training today, despite reports yesterday suggesting that the Leinster man was struggling for fitness ahead of the World Cup. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0729/717979-cian-healy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0729/717979-cian-healy/ Springbok Duane Vermeulen winning fitness race South Africa are confident of arriving at the World Cup with a clean bill of health despite being ravaged by injury during the Rugby Championship. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:59:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0728/717739-springbok-duane-vermeulen-winning-fitness-race/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0728/717739-springbok-duane-vermeulen-winning-fitness-race/ Quade Cooper apologises for Twitter rant Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper has apologised for lashing out at media criticism with an expletive-riddled post on his Twitter feed. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:36:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0727/717409-quade-cooper-apologises-for-twitter-rant/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0727/717409-quade-cooper-apologises-for-twitter-rant/ Australia finish with a flourish to see off Pumas Australia set up a Rugby Championship showdown against New Zealand as they routed Argentina 34-9 in a bonus-point victory in Mendoza. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:19:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0726/717263-argentina_australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0726/717263-argentina_australia/ McCaw leads by example as All Blacks reel in Boks All-action skipper Richie McCaw snatched victory for New Zealand late on against South Africa after a pulsating spectacle in Johannesburg ended 27-20. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:54:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0725/717167-south-africa-v-new-zealand/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0725/717167-south-africa-v-new-zealand/ Sam Burgess centre of attention for England Andy Farrell insists Sam Burgess is holding his own as a centre during England's inter-squad training sessions in Denver. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:56:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0724/717003-andy-farrell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0724/717003-andy-farrell/ New Zealand hand debuts to Sopoaga and Broadhurst Fly-half Lima Sopoaga and lock James Broadhurst will make their New Zealand debuts against South Africa on Saturday. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:42:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716448-rugby-championship-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716448-rugby-championship-team-news/ Leinster release Kane Douglas Leinster have agreed to release lock Kane Douglas from his contract as the Australian aims to nail down a place in the Wallabies World Cup squad. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:38:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0723/716711-leinster-release-kane-douglas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0723/716711-leinster-release-kane-douglas/ Joe Schmidt extends Ireland contract until 2017 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has extended his contract with the IRFU until 2017. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:02:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716497-joe-schmidt-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716497-joe-schmidt-ireland/ Ireland prop Hagan to play Super Rugby for Rebels Ireland international prop Jamie Hagan has joined Melbourne Rebels. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:52:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716388-ireland-prop-hagan-to-play-super-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0722/716388-ireland-prop-hagan-to-play-super-rugby/ Argentina's Camacho comeback for Australia Argentina wing Gonzalo Camacho makes his international comeback after three shoulder operations in two years when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship in Mendoza on Saturday. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:40:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0723/716829-argentinas-camacho-comeback-for-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0723/716829-argentinas-camacho-comeback-for-australia/ RWC Watch: The Rugby Championship gets under way Brendan Cole assesses the form of the big southern hemisphere sides on a weekend that saw Australia mount a stunning comeback against South Africa, while Richie McCaw moved a step closer to eclipsing one of Brian O'Driscoll's Test rugby records. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:59:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0720/715925-rwc-watch-the-rugby-championship-gets-underway/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0720/715925-rwc-watch-the-rugby-championship-gets-underway/ Cooper reconsidering move to Toulon Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper looks set to back out of a move to French club Toulon and stay at home with the hope of making Australia's rugby sevens team for next year's Olympics, Australian reported today. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:25:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0719/715799-cooper-reconsidering-move-to-toulon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0719/715799-cooper-reconsidering-move-to-toulon/ Australia fight back to steal stunning victory Tevita Kuridrani scored a stoppage-time try to complete a comeback victory for Australia as they defeated South Africa 24-20 in their opening Rugby Championship match in Brisbane. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:48:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0718/715694-australia-fight-back-to-steal-stunning-sa-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0718/715694-australia-fight-back-to-steal-stunning-sa-victory/ All Blacks open Rugby Championship with victory New Zealand stepped up their Rugby World Cup preparations to secure a bonus-point 39-18 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener in Christchurch on Friday. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:57:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715423-all-blacks-open-rugby-championship-with-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715423-all-blacks-open-rugby-championship-with-victory/ Japan scraps $2bn stadium after outrage over costs Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed that plans have been scrapped for a controversial $2bn national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:35:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715429-rugby-world-cup-final-of-2019-thrown-into-disarray/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715429-rugby-world-cup-final-of-2019-thrown-into-disarray/ What are the chances of Ireland as 2023 RWC hosts? Following the official confirmation that Ireland will bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023, take a look at how the process works and the chances of it coming to Ireland. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:31:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0705/712819-analysis-irelands-rugby-world-cup-2023-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0705/712819-analysis-irelands-rugby-world-cup-2023-bid/