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, 25 Sep 2016 14:23:21 +0100 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:23:21 +0100 Sport News Scarlets condemn Connacht to another defeat A second-half comeback from Scarlets condemned champions Connacht to a 17-8 loss in Wales, their third consecutive Pro12 loss. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:15:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818959-scarlets-v-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818959-scarlets-v-connacht/ Erasmus glad to claim bonus from 'horror' show Rassie Erasmus likened Munster's 28-14 Pro12 victory over Edinburgh to a "horror movie" but believes the bonus-point win at Thomond Park can only be a good sign for the province. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:23:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/819019-rassie/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/819019-rassie/ Murray brace leads Munster to bonus-point success Conor Murray's brace of tries helped Munster emerge as 28-14 bonus-point winners over Edinburgh at Thomond Park - and lift them up to fifth. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:59:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818958-munster-v-edinburgh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818958-munster-v-edinburgh/ Ulster Bank League round-up: Lansdowne push clear Lansdowne have pushed three points clear at the top of Division 1A following a 29-5 bonus point win over Terenure College. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:04:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/819015-ubl-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/819015-ubl-wrap/ Cullen talks up Leinster's room for improvement Leo Cullen is confident Leinster will shake off the early season rust to stay on an upward curve after they put an in-form Ospreys to the sword at the RDS on Friday night. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818932-cullen-talks-up-leinsters-room-for-improvement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0924/818932-cullen-talks-up-leinsters-room-for-improvement/ Sexton fires Leinster to bonus-point win Johnny Sexton marked his first game of the season with 16 points as Leinster won 31-19 at the RDS to end the Ospreys' unbeaten run in the Guinness PRO12. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:55:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818877-leinster-ospreys/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818877-leinster-ospreys/ Perfect Ulster top Pro12 pile after Glasgow win Ulster made it four wins from four with a 22-17 victory at Glasgow Warriors which lifted them to the top of the Guinness PRO12 table. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:28:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818879-glasgow-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818879-glasgow-ulster/ Lenihan unhappy at 'Real Gaels' attitude to rugby Ireland legend Donal Lenihan has admitted to being driven "mad" at how some within the GAA community view rugby players. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:08:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818755-donal-lenihan-my-life-in-rugby-brolly-real-gaels/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818755-donal-lenihan-my-life-in-rugby-brolly-real-gaels/ Jackman: Stars under pressure from young guns As Ireland's top internationals return to club action this weekend, Bernard Jackman reckons that the provinces' results to date means that their starting places are no longer guaranteed. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:55:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818644-bernard-jackman-leinster-sexton-best/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818644-bernard-jackman-leinster-sexton-best/ Healy back for Connacht, Bohane in Munster side Irish internationals Matt Healy, Kieran Marmion, Finlay Bealham, Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane have been named in the Connacht team to play Scarlets on Saturday. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:24:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818666-pro12-teams-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0923/818666-pro12-teams-connacht/ Pro 12 teams: Sexton and Payne return Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton will make his first appearance of the season when Leinster host Ospreys, while Jared Payne also returns to action for Ulster. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:11:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0922/818415-pro12-teams-ulster-munster-connacht-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0922/818415-pro12-teams-ulster-munster-connacht-leinster/ Lenihan blasts rugby's 'farcical' residency rule Rugby's residency rule is "crazy" and must be reviewed, according to former Ireland manager Donal Lenihan. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:43:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818210-residency-rule-donal-lenihan-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818210-residency-rule-donal-lenihan-ireland/ No point in rushing O'Mahony return, says Erasmus After a year out through injury Munster captain Peter O'Mahony won't be rushed back into action, says Johan Erasmus. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:07:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818161-peter-omahony-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818161-peter-omahony-munster/ Ireland Under 20s paired with New Zealand again The Ireland Under-20s will kick off their World Rugby Championship 2017 in Georgia against Italy on 31 May. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:38:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818131-ireland-under-20s-world-championship-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818131-ireland-under-20s-world-championship-draw/ Chris Ashton handed 13-week ban for biting Chris Ashton's turbulent year took another grim twist as the England and Saracens wing was given a 13-week ban for biting, seemingly driving a fresh nail into the coffin of his international career. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:21:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818089-chris-ashton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0921/818089-chris-ashton/ Pro12 injury update: Marshall & Gilroy unavailable Ulster stars Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy have been ruled out of Friday's encounter against Scotland to face Glasgow in the Guinness Pro12. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:40:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0920/817870-pro12-injury-update/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0920/817870-pro12-injury-update/ Kearney confident Schmidt will extend Ireland deal Rob Kearney is confident that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will extend his contract, which is due to expire at the end of this season. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:24:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0920/817816-joe-schmidt-ireland-contract-rob-kearney-rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0920/817816-joe-schmidt-ireland-contract-rob-kearney-rte/ Sexton may feature for Leinster against Ospreys Johnny Sexton has returned to training with Leinster and may feature against Ospreys on Friday. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:44:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0919/817628-leinster-johnny-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0919/817628-leinster-johnny-sexton/ Chris Ashton charged with biting by RFU Saracens winger Chris Ashton has been charged with two acts of biting by the Rugby Football Union and will appear before a disciplinary panel on Tuesday. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:59:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0919/817661-chris-ashton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0919/817661-chris-ashton/ Munster battle to hard fought win in Wales Munster recorded their second Guinness PRO12 victory of the season on Welsh soil after edging out Newport Gwent Dragons 20-16 in a fierce contest at Rodney Parade. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:44:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0917/817223-dragons-v-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0917/817223-dragons-v-munster/