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, 5 May 2016 00:00:24 +0100 Thu, 5 May 2016 00:00:24 +0100 Sport News Kingspan to host Baa-Baas v Fiji international Kingspan Stadium in Belfast will host an international fixture between the Barbarians and Fiji on Friday 11 November. Thu, 5 May 2016 12:39:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0505/786307-kingspan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0505/786307-kingspan/ Stander collects IRUPA Players' Player of the Year CJ Stander's eye-catching performances for Munster and Ireland this season have been recognised by his peers after he was named the the Zurich IRUPA Players' Player of the Year for 2016. Thu, 5 May 2016 00:00:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786169-stander-collects-irupa-players-player-of-the-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786169-stander-collects-irupa-players-player-of-the-year/ Corkery calls for more access to academy players Former Ireland international David Corkery has called for AIL clubs to be given more access to players on the fringes of the provincial set-up. Wed, 4 May 2016 20:34:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786182-corkery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786182-corkery/ Pienaar praises Munster move for Eramus Ulster's Ruan Pienaar believes that Munster will reap the benefits from the appointment of Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus, highlighting the "great knowledge" of the incoming Director of Rugby. Wed, 4 May 2016 13:03:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786060-pienaar-praises-munster-move-for-eramus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0504/786060-pienaar-praises-munster-move-for-eramus/ Aki and Healy back for crunch Connacht collision Bundee Aki and Matt Healy have been cleared to play for Connacht in their crunch Pro12 collision with Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground this Saturday [3.0pm]. Tue, 3 May 2016 16:15:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785872-aki/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785872-aki/ Connacht swoop for Leinster tyro Cian Kelleher Pat Lam is confident 21-year-old Leinster starlet Cian Kelleher has the "X-factor" required to boost Connacht's Champions Cup charge next season after the Westerners snapped up the full-back on a two-year deal. Tue, 3 May 2016 14:19:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785813-kelleher/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785813-kelleher/ Healy's season could be over as injury woes linger Leinster look likely to be without Cian Healy as their season reaches its climax, with neck and knee injuries leaving the 28-year-old prop struggling to find fitness. Tue, 3 May 2016 10:10:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785767-healys-season-could-be-over-as/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0503/785767-healys-season-could-be-over-as/ VIDEO: Against The Head Panel air Connacht fears The Against The Head panel fear for Connacht's home play-off semi-final prospects after their shock defeat to Benetton Treviso. Tue, 3 May 2016 07:52:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0502/785686-video-against-the-head-panel/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0502/785686-video-against-the-head-panel/ IRFU reveal ticket details for Guinness Series The IRFU have released ticket details for next November's mouthwatering Guinness Series against New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Mon, 2 May 2016 13:49:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0502/785633-irfu-reveal-ticket-details-for-guinness-series/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0502/785633-irfu-reveal-ticket-details-for-guinness-series/ Doak: We must come down from euphoric Leinster win Ulster head coach Neil Doak says his players will savour the win over Leinster before turning attentions to the Ospreys for the final regular game of the season. Sun, 1 May 2016 21:29:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0501/785505-doak-we-need-to-come-down-form-euphoria-of-leinst/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0501/785505-doak-we-need-to-come-down-form-euphoria-of-leinst/ Cullen laments 'tough calls' by match officials Leinster head coach Leo Cullen lamented the yellow cards handed to Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald in the 30-6 defeat to Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 and admitted he was disappointed by his side's performance in adversity. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:29:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785410-leinster-head-coach-leo-cullen-felt-the-yellow-car/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785410-leinster-head-coach-leo-cullen-felt-the-yellow-car/ VIDEO: Cork Con sweep to fourth success on bounce Cork Constitution claimed an unprecedented Ulster Bank Bateman Cup four-in-a-row with a runaway 38-19 final win over Galwegians on Saturday. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:38:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ Win over Leinster extra special, says Ruan Pienaar Now in his sixth season with Ulster, Ruan Pienaar says he appreciates just how satisfying an inter-provincial win over Leinster is for the players involved. Tue, 3 May 2016 11:04:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785424-ruan-pienaar-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785424-ruan-pienaar-ulster/ Ruan Pienaar inspires Ulster to resounding victory Leinster were left to rue ill-discipline as Ulster consolidated their play-off position in the Guinness Pro12 with a comprehensive 30-6 win at the Kingspan Stadium. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:14:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785361-ulster-leinster-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785361-ulster-leinster-report/ Dublin University graduate to top flight Dublin University gained their long-awaited promotion to Ulster Bank League Division 1A after a deserved 18-9 play-off victory over Ballynahinch. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:19:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785391-dublin-university-graduate-to-top-flight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785391-dublin-university-graduate-to-top-flight/ Stander says Munster focused on Scarlets clash Munster must switch their focus to next Saturday's clash with Scarlets at Thomond Park following last night's crucial win against Edinburgh, according to captain CJ Stander. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:50:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ Foley welcomes 'quality' Erasmus to Munster role Munster head coach Anthony Foley says he is looking forward to working with the province's new director of rugby, Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ Fit-again Sexton eager for derby bragging rights After a four-week lay-off, Johnny Sexton says Leinster won't be lacking for hunger when they face Ulster at Ravenhill in the Pro12. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:05:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ Connacht secure Pro12 play-off place despite loss Connacht secured a maiden Pro12 semi-final place despite suffering a 22-21 defeat to Benetton Treviso following Jayden Hayward's dramatic last-minute penalty. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:16:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ Munster keep Euro hopes alive with bonus-point win Francis Saili's 76th-minute try sealed a vital 27-19 bonus-point win for Munster against Edinburgh in the Pro12 to put them on the brink of Champions Cup qualification. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:15:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/