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 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:45:11 +0100 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:45:11 +0100 Sport News Haskell gets surgery as he faces six month layoff England international James Haskell has undergone surgery to rectify an injury that could sideline him for six months. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:29:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0719/803420-haskell-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0719/803420-haskell-injury/ Browne warns of 'profound' future risks for rugby IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne says that the changing financial landscape in world rugby causes a 'profound' risk to the sport in the country. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:45:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802723-browne-irfu-warning/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802723-browne-irfu-warning/ IRFU reports no adverse findings in doping battle The IRFU has reported a clean bill of health on the doping front with "no adverse findings" recorded out of 267 tests carried out last season. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802580-irfu-doping-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802580-irfu-doping-report/ Connacht sign Ireland sevens back Josh Rowland Connacht have announced the signing of Irish-qualified back Josh Rowland, who has represented the Ireland sevens team this year. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:18:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0714/802378-connacht-seve/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0714/802378-connacht-seve/ Connacht open Pro12 defence with Warriors battle Reigning champions Connacht will open up their Pro12 campaign against 2014/15 winners Glasgow Warriors at The Sportsground. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:04:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0713/802151-pro12-fixtures-2016-2017-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0713/802151-pro12-fixtures-2016-2017-connacht/ O'Connell returns to Munster in mentoring role Munster rugby has confirmed that former captain Paul O'Connell will return to the province in an advisory role. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:04:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0711/801619-oconnell-returns-to-munster-in-mentoring-role/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0711/801619-oconnell-returns-to-munster-in-mentoring-role/ Wallabies winger Tomane confirms Montpellier move Australia winger Joe Tomane confirmed that he will be leaving the ACT Brumbies for French club Montpellier at the end of the season, robbing the Wallabies of one of their best finishers. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 07:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2016/0705/800204-wallabies-winger-tomane-confirms-montpellier-move/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2016/0705/800204-wallabies-winger-tomane-confirms-montpellier-move/ Niall Morris returns to Leinster Former Leinster player Niall Morris has rejoined the province on a short-term contract from the Leicester Tigers. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:59:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0704/800044-niall-morris-rejoins-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0704/800044-niall-morris-rejoins-leinster/ Cullen welcomes Graham Henry's Leinster arrival World Cup winning coach Graham Henry will join Leinster on a short-term contract ahead of the upcoming season in an advisory role, the province has confirmed. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:28:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0701/799463-henry-to-join-leinster-on-short-term-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0701/799463-henry-to-join-leinster-on-short-term-deal/ Munster award academy contracts to Irish U20 stars Fresh from their exploits at the World Rugby U20 Championship, Vincent O'Brien, Sean O'Connor and Shane Daly have all been awarded Munster Academy contracts for the coming season. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:38:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0630/799288-munster-award-academy-contracts-to-irish-u20-stars/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0630/799288-munster-award-academy-contracts-to-irish-u20-stars/ Muldoon 'pleased' to draw European big guns Connacht captain John Muldoon has declared himself as "pretty pleased" with the province's Champions Cup draw. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:11:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ Connacht aiming to defy European odds Connacht will dine at the top table in European rugby with serious ambitions of upsetting more of the establishment. The bookies however are sceptical of mirroring last season's results in the upcoming Champions Cup. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:24:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ Champions Cup draw pits O'Gara against Munster Ronan O'Gara will be welcomed back to Thomond Park as the enemy after his Racing 92 side were drawn against Munster in the pool stage of next season's Champions Cup Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:37:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ Luke Fitzgerald announces retirement from rugby Ireland and Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 28 due to a neck injury. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:53:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798638-luke-fitzgerald/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798638-luke-fitzgerald/ Tadhg Beirne switches from Leinster to Scarlets Scarlets have confirmed the signing of Leinster second row Tadhg Beirne. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:49:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798658-tadhg-beirne-leinster-scarlets/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798658-tadhg-beirne-leinster-scarlets/ Henderson turning sights to New Zealand Ireland's tour of South Africa ended in disappointment on Saturday but second-row Iain Henderson is targeting more history in November as he sets his sights on New Zealand. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:07:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798283-henderson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798283-henderson/ Irish Olympic sevens dreams over after Russia loss Ireland's women's sevens team will not be competing in the Rio Olympics after losing out to Russia in the semi-final's of the Dublin 7s Olympic qualifier tournament at UCD. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:58:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798273-sevens/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798273-sevens/ Schmidt refuses to point finger over Le Roux card Ireland coach Joe Schmidt would not be drawn on the referee's performance in Saturday's series decider against South Africa after Springboks full-back Willie le Roux was given only a yellow card for a dangerous collision with Tiernan O'Halloran. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:55:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798204-schmidt-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798204-schmidt-reaction/ Ruthless England much too good for Irish Under-20s England ran out deserving winners to collect their third World Rugby Under-20 Championship title after dominating proceedings throughout a 45-21 triumph at the AJ Bell Stadium. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:27:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798201-ruthless-england-under-20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798201-ruthless-england-under-20s/ South Africa stand firm to deny Ireland South Africa clinched a Test series victory over Ireland in dramatic fashion in Port Elizabeth as they produced a brilliant defensive effort to deny the tourists at the death and hold on for a 19-13 win. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:51:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798184-south-africa-19-13-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798184-south-africa-19-13-ireland/