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, 7 Oct 2015 15:45:42 +0100 Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:45:42 +0100 Sport News Column: Why the Tuilagi Tweeters have got it wrong Alesana Tuilagi's five-week suspension has attracted strong criticism from players, journalists and fans - read Brendan Cole on the incident and why the decision was correct. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 19:13:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733125-column-tuilagi-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733125-column-tuilagi-ban/ Easterby: Irish have fully fit squad to pick from Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby has hailed the work of the squad's medical and conditioning staff as Ireland head into their final Rugby World Cup Pool D match with France with a full squad to choose from. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:45:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733074-easterby-irish-have-fully-fit-squad-to-pick-from/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733074-easterby-irish-have-fully-fit-squad-to-pick-from/ VIDEO: Ireland's Mike Ross on France Prop Mike Ross has identified one good reason why Ireland should go for broke on Sunday against France. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 20:33:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733160-mike-ross-on-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733160-mike-ross-on-france/ Habana leads Springboks' demolition of USA Winger Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 Rugby World Cup tries with a hat-trick for South Africa, who qualified for the quarter-finals as Pool B winners after a 64-0 demolition of the United States. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 19:20:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733116-live-scoring-south-africa-v-usa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733116-live-scoring-south-africa-v-usa/ Devin Toner dismisses Sexton-Zlatan comment Ireland "couldn't even fathom" French characterisation of Johnny Sexton as a "big-time" personality in the Zlatan Ibrahimovic mould, according to lock Devin Toner. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:22:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733073-devin-toner-ireland-france-zlatan-johnny-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733073-devin-toner-ireland-france-zlatan-johnny-sexton/ Column: Ireland got the wake up call they needed Life has a habit of giving you an almighty kick up the back side, just when you think you're on cloud nine. And that's exact what Ireland got on Sunday in east London, writes RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:06:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732793-column-ireland-get-the-wake-up-call-they-needed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732793-column-ireland-get-the-wake-up-call-they-needed/ Ireland women to face England in November The Ireland women's team will play an autumn international against England at the Twickenham Stoop on 14 November. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:49:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733048-ireland-women-to-face-england-in-november/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733048-ireland-women-to-face-england-in-november/ Nonu to win 100th New Zealand cap against Tonga New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu will make his 100th international appearance in the All Blacks' final Rugby World Cup group match against Tonga, who make one change for the match. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:00:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733041-nonu-to-win-100th-new-zealand-cap-against-tonga/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733041-nonu-to-win-100th-new-zealand-cap-against-tonga/ Harry Redknapp rates Ireland's RWC chances Former soccer manager Harry Redknapp believes Ireland are the team best-placed to challenge New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:20:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733072-harry-redknapp-rates-irelands-rwc-chances/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733072-harry-redknapp-rates-irelands-rwc-chances/ Wales to have fully fit squad to face Australia Wales head coach Warren Gatland is set to select from a fully-fit squad for Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider against Australia at Twickenham. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:02:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733000-wales-to-have-fully-fit-squad-to-face-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733000-wales-to-have-fully-fit-squad-to-face-australia/ Romania players rewarded with beer by coach Romania coach Lynn Howells will allow his players some beer to toast the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, but it will only be a couple given their fourth Pool D match is only a few days away. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:03:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/732969-romania-to-toast-victory-with-a-few-scoops/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/732969-romania-to-toast-victory-with-a-few-scoops/ O'Connell outlines Ireland forward shortcomings Paul O'Connell has fired up Ireland's forwards for Sunday's pivotal battle with France by detailing all their World Cup shortcomings. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:14:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/732963-oconnell-outlines-ireland-forward-deficincies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/732963-oconnell-outlines-ireland-forward-deficincies/ Fiji bag victory in high-scoring thriller Uruguay waited 12 years for a World Cup try and two came along on one night in a 47-15 defeat as Fiji bowed out of the tournament with victory in Milton Keynes. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:43:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732903-fiji-bag-victory-in-high-scoring-thriller/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732903-fiji-bag-victory-in-high-scoring-thriller/ Simon Zebo: Ireland will take on France flair Ireland are ready to fight flair with flair to beat France and avoid defending champions New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-finals, according to Simon Zebo. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:13:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732808-ireland-will-take-on-france-at-their-flair-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732808-ireland-will-take-on-france-at-their-flair-game/ Ireland begin French preparations The Ireland rugby squad began their preparations for Sunday's crucial Pool D game against France at a training session in Newport where no new injuries were reported. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:38:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732841-ireland-begin-french-preparations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732841-ireland-begin-french-preparations/ Lancaster: England coach needs a flak jacket Stuart Lancaster insists England's head coach needs "good luck, a tin hat and flak jacket" as he reflects on his near four-year Twickenham stewardship. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:28:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732916-lancaster-england-coach-needs-a-tin-hat-and-flak/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732916-lancaster-england-coach-needs-a-tin-hat-and-flak/ Romania surge back to beat Canada Romania surged back from 15-0 down to beat Canada 17-15 in a dramatic Rugby World Cup Pool D match. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 19:36:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732878-romania-canada/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732878-romania-canada/ Column: Ireland's RWC finally kicks-off for real Italy gave Ireland their first real test of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, writes RTÉ Rugby analyst Conor O'Shea. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:53:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732690-column/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732690-column/ Samoan Tuilagi suspended for five weeks Samoa winger Alesana Tuilagi has been suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play during the Rugby World Cup game against Japan. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:24:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732892-samoan-tuilagi-suspended-for-five-weeks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732892-samoan-tuilagi-suspended-for-five-weeks/ Sexton: Fear factor makes Cheika a great coach The secret to Michael Cheika's success with Australia lies in his ability to scare the wits out of his Wallabies, according to Johnny Sexton. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:19:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732680-sexton-fear-factor-makes-cheika-a-great-coach/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732680-sexton-fear-factor-makes-cheika-a-great-coach/