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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:56 +0100 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:56 +0100 Sport News O'Connor: New signings will add new dimension Leinster coach Matt O'Connor says his new southern hemisphere signings can give the Pro12 champions a new dimension. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:50:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0828/639957-oconnor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0828/639957-oconnor/ Leinster confirm Sexton is mulling over contract Leinster CEO Mick Dawson has officially confirmed that the IRFU are in talks with Racing Métro out-half Johnny Sexton to bring the player back to Ireland. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0827/639716-leinster-confirm-sexton-is-mulling-over-contract/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0827/639716-leinster-confirm-sexton-is-mulling-over-contract/ Ireland team bases confirmed for World cup Ireland have confirmed four locations for use as team bases during the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:52:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2014/0826/639450-ireland-team-bases-confirmed-for-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2014/0826/639450-ireland-team-bases-confirmed-for-world-cup/ Report: Sexton to sign four-year Leinster deal Ireland and Racing Métro out-half Jonathan Sexton has agreed a four-year deal with Leinster, according to the Irish Independent. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:42:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0825/639186-report-sexton-to-sign-four-year-leinster-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0825/639186-report-sexton-to-sign-four-year-leinster-deal/ Argentina denied at death by Boks South Africa preserved their unbeaten record against Argentina as they turned a 12-point deficit into a 33-31 victory in the last 20 minutes of a Rugby Championship encounter. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:50:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0823/638990-argentina-denied-at-death-by-boks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0823/638990-argentina-denied-at-death-by-boks/ Awesome All Blacks crush Wallabies New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup with an awesome display in Eden Park, beating Australia 51-20. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:43:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0823/638896-all-blacks-crush-wallabies-with-ease/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0823/638896-all-blacks-crush-wallabies-with-ease/ Racing offer Sexton new four-year deal Leinster's chances of luring Ireland international outhalf Johnny Sexton back to Ireland may be fading after Racing Metro coach Laurent Labit revealed the French side had offered the 29-year-old a four-year contract extension. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:56:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0822/638682-racing-offer-sexton-four-year-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0822/638682-racing-offer-sexton-four-year-deal/ All Blacks eager to atone, warns McCaw New Zealand were so disappointed with their draw against Australia that their build-up to the return clash on Saturday has been almost as intense as a key Bledisloe match from six years ago, says Richie McCaw. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:29:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0822/638669-all-blacks-eager-to-atone-warns-mccaw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0822/638669-all-blacks-eager-to-atone-warns-mccaw/ Heaslip named Leinster captain for new season Jamie Heaslip has been officially named Leinster captain by head coach Matt O'Connor for the upcoming Guinness Pro12 season and European Rugby Champions Cup campaign. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:45:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0820/638373-heaslip-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0820/638373-heaslip-leinster/ Doyle hails rise of women's rugby Outgoing Ireland head coach Philip Doyle has hailed his team's journey from begging for training equipment to fourth place at the Women's Rugby World Cup. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:20:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0819/637983-doyle-hails-rise-of-womens-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0819/637983-doyle-hails-rise-of-womens-rugby/ Muldoon: Connacht aiming to rejoin European elite Connacht captain John Muldoon says qualification for the new European Rugby Champions Cup is their goal for the upcoming season. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:15:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0818/637859-muldoon-connacht-aiming-to-rejoin-european-elite/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0818/637859-muldoon-connacht-aiming-to-rejoin-european-elite/ England beat Canada to secure World Cup England won the Women's World Cup after centre Emily Scarratt inspired a 21-9 victory over Canada at Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:38:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0818/637793-england-beat-canada-to-secure-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0818/637793-england-beat-canada-to-secure-world-cup/ Coghlan hails historic Irish effort Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan hailed her team as an "amazing bunch" after a historic fourth-place finish at the Women's Rugby World Cup in France. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:21:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0817/637696-ireland-v-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0817/637696-ireland-v-france/ Doyle makes two changes for third-place play-off Head coach Philip Doyle has made two changes to the Ireland team to take on France in the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup third-place play-off on Sunday. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0816/637514-doyle-makes-two-changes-for-third-place-play-off/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0816/637514-doyle-makes-two-changes-for-third-place-play-off/ Australia deny All Blacks new Test record Australia foiled New Zealand's bid to win an historic 18th consecutive Test as the Bledisloe Cup rivals played out a 12-12 stalemate at the ANZ Stadium. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:55:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0816/637521-australia-deny-all-blacks-new-record/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0816/637521-australia-deny-all-blacks-new-record/ Leinster to face Wasps in Champions Cup opener The fixture list for the inaugural Rugby Champions Cup has been announced today, with Pro12 title holders Leinster opening their campaign at home to London Wasps. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:58:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0814/637124-leinster-to-face-wasps-in-champions-cup-opener/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0814/637124-leinster-to-face-wasps-in-champions-cup-opener/ Briggs and Bourke rue unfulfilled potential A shattered Niamh Briggs and Gillian Bourke conceded that Ireland really "made life difficult" for themselves in their crushing 40-7 World Cup semi-final defeat to England in Paris yesterday. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:17:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0814/637030-ireland-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0814/637030-ireland-reaction/ England crush Ireland's World Cup dream Ireland's dreams of Women's Rugby World Cup glory came to an end as they were beaten 40-7 by England in the semi-final in Paris. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:56:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636939-england-crush-irelands-world-cup-dream/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636939-england-crush-irelands-world-cup-dream/ Doyle 'bitterly disappointed' with Irish exit Ireland head coach Philip Doyle was left to rue what he called "a complete lack of a performance" after his side's 7-40 defeat to England in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:47:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636953-doyle-bitterly-disappointed-with-irish-exit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636953-doyle-bitterly-disappointed-with-irish-exit/ Briggs nominated for World Player of Year Ireland full-back Niamh Briggs has been nominated for the IRB Women's Player of the Year 2014 Award. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:01:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636875-briggs-nominated-for-world-player-of-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0813/636875-briggs-nominated-for-world-player-of-year/