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 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:41:51 +0100 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:41:51 +0100 Sport News O'Callaghan: I left Munster to get more game time Departing Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan has revealed that he left the Irish province for Premiership side Worcester in the drive to play first-team rugby. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:52:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725462-ocallaghan-i-left-munster-to-get-more-game-time/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725462-ocallaghan-i-left-munster-to-get-more-game-time/ No place for Cian Healy in squad to face England Joe Schmidt has named his XV for this Saturday's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash with England at Twickenham, with star loosehead Cian Healy absent from the 23. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:41:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725419-no-place-for-cian-healy-in-squad-to-face-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725419-no-place-for-cian-healy-in-squad-to-face-england/ Donncha O'Callaghan leaves Munster for Worcester Donncha O'Callaghan has left Munster to join Worcester after winning two European Cups, three Pro12 titles and a Celtic Cup in a glittering career with the province. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:36:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725351-donncha-ocallaghan-leaving-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725351-donncha-ocallaghan-leaving-munster/ Pro12: Trimble to start after RWC disappointment Andrew Trimble is to start for Ulster against Ospreys in Belfast, having just missed out on Joe Schmidt's Rugby World Cup squad earlier this week. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:58:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725423-pro12-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725423-pro12-team/ Warburton returns to strong Welsh side Wales coach Warren Gatland has mixed up his team for their final World Cup warm up against Italy in Cardiff on Saturday, with Sam Warburton returning to captain the side as part of a new-look back row. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:36:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725429-wales-warburton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0903/725429-wales-warburton/ Dusautoir back in France team to face Scotland Captain Thierry Dusautoir returns to the France team after recovering from a knee injury to lead Les Bleus against Scotland in their final World Cup warm-up game at the Stade de France on Saturday. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:37:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725357-dusautoir-back-in-france-team-to-face-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725357-dusautoir-back-in-france-team-to-face-scotland/ Rob Kearney: 'Family plays a huge role' When Ireland complete their last-minute preparations before opening their World Cup bid against Canada in Cardiff, Rob Kearney's  mother Siobhan will light a candle and Rob won't be wearing lucky jocks. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:40:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725340-rob-when-ireland-complete-their-last-minute-prepar/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725340-rob-when-ireland-complete-their-last-minute-prepar/ John Hardie starts for Scotland versus France Controversial Scotland call-up John Hardie will be given the chance to justify his selection after being named in the side which faces France in Paris on Saturday. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:36:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725428-john-hardie-starts-for-scotland-versus-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0903/725428-john-hardie-starts-for-scotland-versus-france/ Politicians reaffirm support for Irish RWC bid Representatives of both the Irish government and the Northern Ireland Executive today reiterated their commitment to Ireland's cross-border bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:55:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725215-roi-and-ni-governments-confirm-support-for-rwc-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725215-roi-and-ni-governments-confirm-support-for-rwc-bid/ Zebo: Madigan would have 'no fear' at scrum-half Ireland have "no fears" of facing Rugby World Cup action with Ian Madigan as a makeshift scrum-half, according to Simon Zebo. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:32:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725172-madigan-can-shine-at-scrum-half-says-zebo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725172-madigan-can-shine-at-scrum-half-says-zebo/ Scotland's Jim Hamilton quits international game Scotland lock Jim Hamilton has announced he is quitting Test rugby - 24 hours after missing out on the Dark Blues' World Cup squad. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:44:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725152-scotlands-jim-hamilton-quits-international-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0902/725152-scotlands-jim-hamilton-quits-international-game/ Schmidt, Strauss and Hodges become Irish citizens Three champions of Irish rugby, including Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, have been granted citizenship at a special ceremony in Dublin city centre. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:49:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0902/725269-irish-rugby-citizens/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0902/725269-irish-rugby-citizens/ Barritt & Joseph in centre versus Ireland England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:24:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724992-barritt-joseph-in-centre-versus-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724992-barritt-joseph-in-centre-versus-ireland/ Darren Cave: Email on Sunday confirmed squad place Ireland and Ulster centre Darren Cave has revealed that an email on Sunday evening confirmed his place in this summer's Rugby World Cup squad. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:24:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724984-darren-cave-email-on-sunday-confirmed-squad-place/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724984-darren-cave-email-on-sunday-confirmed-squad-place/ McPhillips named Connacht assistant attack coach Connacht head coach Pat Lam has confirmed that Conor McPhillips will join his coaching team as assistant attack coach for the 2015/16 season. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:58:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0901/725002-mcphillips-named-connacht-assistant-attack-coach/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0901/725002-mcphillips-named-connacht-assistant-attack-coach/ Schmidt encouraged by attitude of players Ireland manager Joe Schmidt has said he was encouraged by the manner in which the players omitted from his squad from the Rugby World Cup took the news. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:25:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724940-schmidt-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724940-schmidt-squad/ Irish squad confirmed: Trimble and Boss miss out The IRFU have named the 31-man Ireland squad for the World Cup and as expected Andrew Trimble, Isaac Boss and Felix Jones have all missed out on selection. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:26:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724852-irish-squad-confirmed-trimble-and-boss-miss-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724852-irish-squad-confirmed-trimble-and-boss-miss-out/ Analysis: What does the Ireland squad reveal? On the morning that Joe Schmidt's 31-man Ireland squad was officially released, RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy examines what the head coach's selection means. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:26:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724875-ireland-rwc-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0901/724875-ireland-rwc-squad/ Cotter confirms Scottish World Cup squad Vern Cotter has confirmed neither Blair Cowan or John Barclay will live out their World Cup dream after controversially axing both from his 31-man squad. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:43:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0901/724950-scotland-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0901/724950-scotland-squad/ Reports: Trimble, Boss & Jones miss Ireland squad It's being reported this evening that Andrew Trimble, Isaac Boss and Felix Jones have all missed out on selection for Ireland's final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:27:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0831/724749-reports-trimble-boss-jones-miss-ireland-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0831/724749-reports-trimble-boss-jones-miss-ireland-squad/