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, 23 Jul 2014 10:50:59 +0100 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:50:59 +0100 Sport News Fixture conundrum for Irish sides in Pro12 Munster, Connacht and Ulster face fixture uncertainty over a round of Guinness Pro12 fixtures after Welsh regions were apparently doubled-booked. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:56:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0725/633170-fixture-conundrum-for-irish-sides-in-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0725/633170-fixture-conundrum-for-irish-sides-in-pro12/ McKenzie includes Speight in Aussie squad Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has included Henry Speight in his squad for the Rugby Championship, even though the ACT Brumbies winger will be ineligible for selection for half of the campaign. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:50:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0723/632533-mckenzie-includes-speight-in-aussie-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0723/632533-mckenzie-includes-speight-in-aussie-squad/ Clermont trio attacked with machetes and swords Three Clermont Auvergne players have been hospitalised after being attacked with machetes and swords early on Sunday morning in the southern French town of Millau. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:53:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0721/632059-clermont-trio-hospitalised-after-machete-attack/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0721/632059-clermont-trio-hospitalised-after-machete-attack/ Easterby confirmed as Ireland forwards coach Former international flanker Simon Easterby has been confirmed as the new Ireland forwards coach. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:14:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0717/631361-easterby-confirmed-as-irish-forwards-coach/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0717/631361-easterby-confirmed-as-irish-forwards-coach/ Tindall announces retirement from rugby Mike Tindall has announced his retirement from professional rugby. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:45:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0715/630813-tindall-announces-retirement-from-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0715/630813-tindall-announces-retirement-from-rugby/ Jones on verge of Bristol switch Wales and Ospreys prop Adam Jones is set to join English Championship side Bristol, according to Wales Online. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:41:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0715/630838-jones-on-verge-of-bristol-switch/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0715/630838-jones-on-verge-of-bristol-switch/ RDS Arena to increase capacity to 25,000 The capacity of Leinster's RDS Arena is to be extended to 25,000. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:10:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0711/630148-rds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0711/630148-rds/ Injury forces Balshaw into retirement England World Cup-winning back Iain Balshaw has retired after failing to recover from a knee injury. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:44:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0711/630191-injury-forces-balshaw-into-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0711/630191-injury-forces-balshaw-into-retirement/ Welsh regions reject WRU proposals Welsh rugby is in fresh crisis after Regional Rugby Wales announced the participation agreement proposed by the Welsh Rugby Union was "completely unacceptable" after "indescribably tortuous" negotiations. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:40:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0711/630180-welsh-regions-reject-wru-proposals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0711/630180-welsh-regions-reject-wru-proposals/ Leinster open Pro12 defence against Warriors Champions Leinster will open the defence of their Pro12 title with a trip to face Glasgow Warriors. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:56:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0710/629800-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0710/629800-pro12/ Field: Failure to emulate Schmidt cost Anscombe Former Ireland centre Maurice Field believes that failure to live up to the high standards set by Joe Schmidt with Leinster and Ireland ultimately cost Mark Anscombe his job as Ulster head coach. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:05:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0704/628615-field-failure-to-emulate-schmidt-cost-anscombe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0704/628615-field-failure-to-emulate-schmidt-cost-anscombe/ 'Honey Badger' to miss World Cup Australian winger Nick Cummins, known as the 'Honey Badger', is to move to play rugby in Japan after being released early from his Australian contract on compassionate grounds. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:01:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0704/628491-honey-badger-to-miss-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0704/628491-honey-badger-to-miss-world-cup/ Women's coach Doyle to step down after WC Ireland women's rugby head coach Philip Doyle has announced that he will step down from his post after next month's World Cup in France. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:07:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0702/627934-doyle-to-step-down/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0702/627934-doyle-to-step-down/ Doyle names Ireland squad for Women's RWC Ireland head coach Philip Doyle has called up Sharon Lynch to the squad for the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup in France. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:31:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0701/627807-ireland-womens/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0701/627807-ireland-womens/ Anscombe parts company with Ulster Ulster have announced that Mark Anscombe has left his position as head coach with immediate effect. Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss has joined the province as 'interim director of rugby'. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:46:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0630/627555-anscombe-parts-company-with-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0630/627555-anscombe-parts-company-with-ulster/ Tallaght to host Leinster friendly Leinster will face Ulster in a pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium at the end of August, it has been announced. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:11:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0630/627501-tallaght-to-host-leinster-friendly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0630/627501-tallaght-to-host-leinster-friendly/ South Africa run riot against Scotland South Africa have beaten Scotland 55-6 in their Test in Port Elizabeth. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:57:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0628/627182-south-africa-v-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0628/627182-south-africa-v-scotland/ Downey leaves Munster for Warriors Glasgow Warriors have secured Munster centre James Downey on a two-year contract, subject to a medical. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:42:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0627/626908-downey/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0627/626908-downey/ Gilchrist eager for Springboks clash Scotland's Grant Gilchrist is looking forward to Saturday's Test match against South Africa. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:29:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0627/627010-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0627/627010-scotland/ Warburton devastated by Williams' injury Sam Warburton has spoken of a "devastated" feeling after the full extent of an injury suffered by his Wales and Cardiff Blues colleague Owen Williams became known. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:39:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0626/626593-warburton-devastated-by-williams-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/0626/626593-warburton-devastated-by-williams-injury/