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, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:36 +0100 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:36 +0100 Sport News 13 to watch in the year to the Rugby World Cup With exactly one year to go until the start of the World Cup, Padraic Ryan identifies the players who may make a mark for Ireland between now and next September. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:28:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0917/644419-13-to-watch-in-the-year-to-the-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0917/644419-13-to-watch-in-the-year-to-the-world-cup/ Pro12 teams: Murray and O'Connell return Ireland internationals Conor Murray and Paul O'Connell return to Anthony Foley's side for Munster's clash with Zebre at Thomond Park on Friday night. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0918/644649-pro12-teams/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0918/644649-pro12-teams/ RFU makes apology over new England shirt The Rugby Football Union has apologised "to those who may have taken offence" over the new England playing kit. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0917/644545-england-kit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0917/644545-england-kit/ Carter targets Australia Test for comeback Dan Carter hopes to work his way back to fitness in time for New Zealand's third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia next month. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:29:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0917/644312-carter/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0917/644312-carter/ Scotland's Jackson set to miss season Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson could be out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury playing for Wasps. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:47:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0917/644436-ruaridh-jackson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0917/644436-ruaridh-jackson/ Leinster's Kirchner sidelined with injury Leinster's Zane Kirchner has been ruled out of action for up to three weeks due to a hamstring injury. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:36:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0916/644243-leinsters-kirchner-sidelined-with-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0916/644243-leinsters-kirchner-sidelined-with-injury/ Wallace tips D'Arcy for outside centre role Gordon D'Arcy could prove Ireland boss Joe Schmidt's surprise choice to succeed Brian O'Driscoll at outside centre, according to former Ireland star David Wallace. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:23:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0916/644146-wallace-tips-darcy-for-outside-centre-role/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0916/644146-wallace-tips-darcy-for-outside-centre-role/ White: Improvement required for Leinster task Connacht may have a 100 per cent Pro12 record so far but Nathan White knows they will need to improve if they are to extend their run against Leinster on Friday. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:46:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0916/644113-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0916/644113-connacht/ PODCAST: Changes for Ulster looming as Kiss leaves Hugh Cahill and Wes Liddy are joined by Maurice Field to chat about Les Kiss' imminent departure from Ravenhill, and Cork Con coach David Corkery reflects on the place of the club in Irish rugby. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0915/643961-podcast-changes-for-ulster-looming-as-kiss-leaves/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0915/643961-podcast-changes-for-ulster-looming-as-kiss-leaves/ Munster set to unleash O'Connell against Zebre Paul O'Connell and Conor Murray are in line to make their first appearances of the season for Munster in Friday's Pro12 game against Zebre in Thomond Park. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0915/643951-oconnell-and-murray-set-for-munster-returns/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0915/643951-oconnell-and-murray-set-for-munster-returns/ IRB ready to sniff out sevens "fraudsters" Any 20-stone prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for the 15-man game should think again after the sport's governing body said it will be alert to such dealings. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0915/643945-irb-ready-to-sniff-out-sevens-fraudsters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/0915/643945-irb-ready-to-sniff-out-sevens-fraudsters/ Boks confirm Pienaar ligament damage South Africa have said that Ulster's Ruan Pienaar injured a ligament in his knee during Saturday's Rugby Championship game against New Zealand. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:37:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0915/643859-boks-confirm-pienaar-ligament-damage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0915/643859-boks-confirm-pienaar-ligament-damage/ Australia to rest Palu after head injury Australia backrower Wycliff Palu has been ruled out of the Wallabies' final Rugby Championship matches against South Africa and Argentina Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:43:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0915/643915-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0915/643915-australia/ O'Gara: Rugby taking concussion seriously Ronan O'Gara has weighed into the debate about concussion in rugby, saying it needed to be taken seriously but should not be over-dramatised. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:13:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0914/643703-ogara-concussion-a-serious-issue-in-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/0914/643703-ogara-concussion-a-serious-issue-in-rugby/ VIDEO: Watch Guinness Pro12 highlights Watch highlights of all the four provinces' matches from round two of the Guinness Pro12 campaign. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0914/643729-video-watch-guinness-pro12-highlights/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0914/643729-video-watch-guinness-pro12-highlights/ Ulster Bank League round-up Clontarf opened their Ulster Bank League title defence with a win over St Young Munster. Get all the weekend's results here. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:08:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2014/0913/643490-ail/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2014/0913/643490-ail/ O'Connor: Leinster righted a wrong Leinster coach Matt O'Connor hailed a much-improved performance from his side in seeing off the challenge of the Scarlets. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:41:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0914/643662-oconnor-leinster-righted-a-wrong/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0914/643662-oconnor-leinster-righted-a-wrong/ Nonu out for rest of year with broken arm New Zealand inside-centre Ma'a Nonu has been ruled out of rugby for the rest of the year after having surgery on his broken forearm. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:51:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0914/643633-nonu-out-for-rest-of-year-with-broken-arm/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0914/643633-nonu-out-for-rest-of-year-with-broken-arm/ Leinster make light work of Scarlets Rob Kearney ignited the Leinster attack as the defending Guinness PRO12 champions stormed past the Scarlets to win 42-12 for their first victory of the season. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:29:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0913/643526-leinster-scarlets/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/0913/643526-leinster-scarlets/ All Blacks edge out Springboks New Zealand remain on track to retain their Rugby Championship crown after a 14-10 win over South Africa in Wellington. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:33:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0913/643457-new-zealand-south-africa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-championship/2014/0913/643457-new-zealand-south-africa/