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, 20 Dec 2014 17:46:54 +0000 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:46:54 +0000 Sport News Foley rues Munster's lack of ruthlessness Head coach Anthony Foley said Munster were left with "a lot of frustration in the camp" after allowing Glasgow Warriors to stage a comeback to win their Pro12 clash 21-18 on Saturday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:28:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1221/668289-anthony-foley-rues-munsters-lack-of-ruthlessness/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1221/668289-anthony-foley-rues-munsters-lack-of-ruthlessness/ Glasgow fight back to overhaul Munster Munster failed to score in the second half as Glasgow stormed back to win 21-18 in the sides' Pro12 encounter at Scotstoun. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:46:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668146-glasgow-v-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668146-glasgow-v-munster/ Ulster slump to defeat at Ospreys Ulster left Ospreys empty handed after a two-try second-half rally was not enough to overturn a 17-3 half-time deficit with Neil Doak's charges going down 31-20 in Swansea in their Pro12 clash. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:05:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668147-ospreys-v-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668147-ospreys-v-ulster/ Ulster Bank League round-up Terenure College's mid-season slump continued as they lost to UCD while there were Division 1A wins for Lansdowne, Clontarf and Ballynahinch . Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:53:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2014/1220/668131-ulster-bank-league-round-up-19-december/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2014/1220/668131-ulster-bank-league-round-up-19-december/ Pienaar to prove the difference for Ulster Ulster could not produce their best on the road in Llanelli a week ago and face another difficult ask against the Ospreys in Swansea. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:22:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668188-ulster-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1220/668188-ulster-preview/ Leinster edge out Connacht at RDS A late defensive blunder cost Connacht a bonus point as Leinster claimed a 21-11 Guinness Pro12 derby win that was far from comfortable at the RDS. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:19:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668080-leinster-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668080-leinster-connacht/ Munster face tricky trip to Glasgow Munster emerged with plenty of credit and a bonus point from their trip to Clermont in the European Champions Cup, but could struggle to take much more from this clash. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:16:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668034-munster-face-tricky-trip-to-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668034-munster-face-tricky-trip-to-glasgow/ Four concussions caused Johnny Sexton medical ban Racing Metro have confirmed that Ireland international outhalf Johnny Sexton has suffered four concussions this year and as a result must serve a 12-week stand-down period. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:55:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1219/668021-four-concussions-cause-sexton-medical-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1219/668021-four-concussions-cause-sexton-medical-ban/ O'Gara: Sexton nowhere near return to action Racing Metro assistant coach Ronan O'Gara insists Johnny Sexton will not rush his return after suffering concussion and says the outhalf has "a substantial way to go" before playing again. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:29:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1219/667954-ogara-sexton-nowhere-near-return-to-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1219/667954-ogara-sexton-nowhere-near-return-to-action/ Leinster look to make home advantage count at RDS Connacht have given Leinster plenty of difficult outings over the last few seasons, but rarely can these two sides have fielded two such evenly matched teams. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:47:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/667903-leinster-welcome-connacht-to-the-rds-arena/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/667903-leinster-welcome-connacht-to-the-rds-arena/ Callum Black extends Ulster stay Loosehead prop Callum Black has signed a new three-year contract with Ulster Rugby. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:43:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668040-callum-black-extends-ulster-stay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1219/668040-callum-black-extends-ulster-stay/ Pro12 teams: Hanrahan in at outhalf for Munster Head coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes for Munster's round ten Pro12 clash against Glasgow Warriors. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:34:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1218/667694-pro12-teams-oconnor-changes-seven-for-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1218/667694-pro12-teams-oconnor-changes-seven-for-leinster/ Saracens lead bid to end salary cap 'handbrake' Saracens claim that seven Aviva Premiership clubs have indicated they want the existing salary cap system scrapped. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:35:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1219/667887-saracens-lead-bid-to-end-salary-cap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1219/667887-saracens-lead-bid-to-end-salary-cap/ Concussion makes Sexton a doubt for Italy match Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton is a doubt for Ireland's opening Six Nations game against Italy after Racing Metro said he would be out until 14 February due to concussion. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667731-concussion-makes-sexton-a-doubt-for-italy-match/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667731-concussion-makes-sexton-a-doubt-for-italy-match/ PODCAST: The Rugby Show Hugh Cahill and Donal Lenihan look ahead to a busy Christmas period in the Pro 12 - with the Irish sides preparing for the annual inter-provincial games. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1218/667767-podcast-the-rugby-show/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1218/667767-podcast-the-rugby-show/ Mike Ross pens one-year contract extension Ireland tighthead prop Mike Ross has signed a new one-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2016. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1218/667736-mike-ross-pens-one-year-contract-extension/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1218/667736-mike-ross-pens-one-year-contract-extension/ Ireland qualify directly for Women's RWC Ireland will qualify automatically for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:51:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1218/667755-ireland-qualify-directly-for-womens-rwc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1218/667755-ireland-qualify-directly-for-womens-rwc/ Joe Launchbury is latest injury blow for England England second row Joe Launchbury is set to miss the RBS 6 Nations campaign after Wasps announced he will face up to four months out of action following neck surgery. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:46:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2014/1218/667697-launchbury-is-latest-injury-blow-for-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2014/1218/667697-launchbury-is-latest-injury-blow-for-england/ Eric Elwood named Connacht domestic rugby manager Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have appointed former Westerners head coach Eric Elwood as domestic rugby manager for the province. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:46:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/1218/667669-eric-elwood-named-connacht-domestic-rugby-manager/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/1218/667669-eric-elwood-named-connacht-domestic-rugby-manager/ Dan Carter agrees to join Racing Metro New Zealand star Dan Carter has announced he will join wealthy French club Racing Metro at the end of 2015 on a three-year contract. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:47:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667607-carter-agrees-to-join-racing-metro/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667607-carter-agrees-to-join-racing-metro/