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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:32 +0100 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:32 +0100 Sport News Wallabies aim to replicate World Cup in November Australia's 2015 World Cup preparations will be well tested on their end-of-season European tour in November with coach Ewen McKenzie trying to replicate their potential campaign for the Webb Ellis trophy as much as possible. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0416/609197-wallabies-to-replicate-world-cup-in-november-tour/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0416/609197-wallabies-to-replicate-world-cup-in-november-tour/ Lutton and Andrew sign new Ulster deals Tighthead prop Ricky Lutton and fullback Ricky Andrew have signed full-time professional contracts at Ulster Rugby. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0415/609104-lutton-and-andrew-sign-new-ulster-deals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0415/609104-lutton-and-andrew-sign-new-ulster-deals/ Lydon moves from Stade Francais to London Scottish London Scottish have secured the services of Stade Francais youngster Peter Lydon on a one-year contract. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:20:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0415/609019-lydon-joins-london-scottish/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0415/609019-lydon-joins-london-scottish/ TV3 wins rights to broadcast 2015 Rugby World Cup TV3 has been confirmed as the Irish rights holder which will broadcast the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:36:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2014/0415/608984-tv3-win-broadcasting-rights-for-rugby-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2014/0415/608984-tv3-win-broadcasting-rights-for-rugby-world-cup/ Lam: Henshaw is staying with Connacht Pat Lam has said that there are no plans for Robbie Henshaw to leave Connacht before the end of his recently signed deal with the province. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0414/608828-lam-henshaw-is-staying-with-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0414/608828-lam-henshaw-is-staying-with-connacht/ Munster suffer home defeat to Glasgow Glasgow Warriors became the first Scottish team to win away at Munster in six years as they took the scalp of the Heineken Cup semi-finalists with a 22-5 victory at Thomond Park. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:59:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608533-munster-v-glasgow-warriors/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608533-munster-v-glasgow-warriors/ Connacht sign New Zealand born centre Aki Connacht Rugby have moved early to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2014/15 season by signing a deal to bring New Zealand born centre Bundee Aki to the Sportsground. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:52:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608488-connacht-sign-new-zealand-born-centre-aki/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608488-connacht-sign-new-zealand-born-centre-aki/ Leinster must make do with losing bonus point Leinster had to be content with a losing bonus point after a 25-19 RaboDirect PRO12 loss to Ospreys at Liberty Stadium. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:37:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608384-ospreys-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608384-ospreys-leinster/ Ulster demolish Connacht to go second Ulster put themselves firmly back on track in their bid to reach the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs with a thumping 58-12 bonus point win over Connacht. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:42:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608385-ulster-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608385-ulster-connacht/ Pro12 preview: Munster should see off Warriors Glasgow arrive in Thomond Park battling for a play-off place in the RaboDirect Pro12 but Munster have targets of their own and home advantage in their favour in this clash. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:32:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608478-pro12-preview-munster-should-see-off-warriors/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0412/608478-pro12-preview-munster-should-see-off-warriors/ O'Connell rested as Munster ring changes Paul O'Connell has been rested from a much-changed Munster side for their Pro12 clash with Glasgow in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:27:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608281-oconnell-rested-as-munster-ring-changes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0411/608281-oconnell-rested-as-munster-ring-changes/ New European rugby competition deal finalised Details of a new European rugby tournament to replace the Heineken Cup have been announced. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:56:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0410/608127-european-competition/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0410/608127-european-competition/ Payne suspended for two weeks for dangerous charge Ulster full-back Jared Payne has been suspended for two weeks by the ERC following his dangerous charge on Saracens' Alex Goode in the Heineken Cup. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:51:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0409/607791-payne-suspended-for-two-weeks-by-the-erc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0409/607791-payne-suspended-for-two-weeks-by-the-erc/ Ulster and Connacht teams unveiled Tommy Bowe will line up for Ulster at outside centre in Friday's RaboDirect PRO12 encounter against an unchanged Connacht side at Ravenhill, kick-off 7.05pm. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:57:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608030-ulster-ring-changes-as-connacht-name-settled-side/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608030-ulster-ring-changes-as-connacht-name-settled-side/ Leinster team overhauled ahead of Ospreys clash Coach Matt O'Connor has made seven changes to the Leinster side for Friday night's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with the Ospreys at Liberty Stadium, kick-off 7.05pm. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:57:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608027-leinster-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608027-leinster-team/ Pro12 preview: Tough ties for Leinster & Connacht Leinster face a tough RaboDirect Pro12 trip to Liberty Stadium as they take on Ospreys while Connacht have history against them in their bid to upset Ulster at Ravenhill, writes Brendan Cole. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:14:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608134-rabodirect-pro12-preview-ospreys-v-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0410/608134-rabodirect-pro12-preview-ospreys-v-leinster/ Gilsenan set to leave Leinster for Exiles Premiership Rugby side London Irish have signed 21-year-old Conor Gilsenan from Leinster. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:40:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0409/607829-gilsenan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0409/607829-gilsenan/ O'Mahony to miss rest of the season Munster flanker and captain Peter O'Mahony has undergone re-constructive shoulder surgery today, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:41:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0409/607739-omahony-absence-confirmed-by-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0409/607739-omahony-absence-confirmed-by-munster/ Ulster sign Ryan from Zebre Ulster have signed prop Dave Ryan from Zebre on a two-year contract. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0409/607748-ulster-sign-ryan-from-zebre/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0409/607748-ulster-sign-ryan-from-zebre/ Bans for three under anti-doping programme A track and field athlete, a rugby player and a boxer received bans under the Irish Sports Council's anti-doping programme last year. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:06:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0409/607889-irish-sports-council/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0409/607889-irish-sports-council/