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, 28 Nov 2014 23:02:17 +0000 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:02:17 +0000 Sport News Agony for Humphreys and Ulster as Munster take win Ian Humphreys missed a last-minute conversion as Munster emerged 21-20 winners of tonight's Guinness Pro12 derby against Ulster at Thomond Park which sent Anthony Foley's side top of the table. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:36:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1128/663469-agony-for-humphrey-and-ulster-as-munster-take-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1128/663469-agony-for-humphrey-and-ulster-as-munster-take-win/ Pro12 previews: Leinster and Connacht face Welsh RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy previews Saturday's Pro12 games with Leinster meeting Ospreys at the RDS and Connacht hosting Scarlets at the Sportsground. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:02:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1128/663454-pro12-preview-leinster-and-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1128/663454-pro12-preview-leinster-and-connacht/ Ireland legend Kyle dies at 88 Former Ireland Grand Slam winner Jack Kyle has died at the age of 88. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:55:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1128/663228-ireland-legend-kyle-dies-at-88/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1128/663228-ireland-legend-kyle-dies-at-88/ Fans banned after Owens abuse The English Rugby Football Union has issued two-year Twickenham bans to two men accused of directing homophobic abuse at referee Nigel Owens, the governing body has announced. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:00:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1128/663435-owens-rfu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1128/663435-owens-rfu/ Pro12 teams: Big guns back for Leinster Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has made six changes in total from the team that started against Treviso last weekend ahead of the visit of the Opsreys to the RDS. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/662989-pro12-teams-best-to-start-for-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/662989-pro12-teams-best-to-start-for-ulster/ Australia boss Cheika ready to face flak Michael Cheika is ready to "weather the storm" if Australia slip to their worst northern hemisphere tour record since 2005 with defeat to England on Saturday. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:40:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1128/663287-cheika/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1128/663287-cheika/ Pro12 preview: Munster v Ulster RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy previews tonight's Pro12 showdown between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park, kick off 19.35. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:01:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/663127-pro12-preview-munster-v-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/663127-pro12-preview-munster-v-ulster/ New Connacht deals for Leader and Buckley Connacht have moved to further secure their squad by agreeing new contracts with Darragh Leader and Denis Buckley. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:06:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/663012-new-connacht-deals-for-leader-and-buckley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1127/663012-new-connacht-deals-for-leader-and-buckley/ Farrell dropped by England for Aussie clash England have dropped Owen Farrell for Saturday's QBE International against Australia at Twickenham, with Billy Twelvetrees selected in his place at inside centre. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:07:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1127/662941-owen-farrell-is-dropped-by-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1127/662941-owen-farrell-is-dropped-by-england/ Kiss: Hard work on the horizon in order to succeed November was a month of success for Ireland, but assistant coach Les Kiss is under no illusions that the 12 months ahead are where the real work begins for the national side. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:54:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1126/662810-kiss-hard-work-on-the-horizon-in-order-to-succeed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1126/662810-kiss-hard-work-on-the-horizon-in-order-to-succeed/ Analysis: Can Schmidt beat the boom/bust cycle? Can Joe Schmidt's Ireland build on their current rich vein of form as the Rugby World Cup looms into view asks Brendan Cole. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:46:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1126/662782-irish-rugby-what-goes-up-must-come-down/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1126/662782-irish-rugby-what-goes-up-must-come-down/ Lambie starts for Boks as Meyer rings changes Pat Lambie has retained his place at flyhalf for South Africa's final northern hemisphere test against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as coach Heyneke Meyer made eight changes to his match-day squad. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:24:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1126/662681-lambie-starts-for-boks-as-meyer-rings-changes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1126/662681-lambie-starts-for-boks-as-meyer-rings-changes/ Connacht extend Adeolokun contract Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that winger Niyi Adeolokun has signed a new two-year contract which will see him remain at the province until at least June 2017. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:20:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1126/662639-connacht-extend-adeolokun-contract/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1126/662639-connacht-extend-adeolokun-contract/ Henry out for foreseeable future after heart op Ireland flanker Chris Henry has had exploratory heart surgery and will be out of rugby for the foreseeable future, due to what was described as "a defect in his heart wall." Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:52:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1125/662460-henry-out-for-foreseeable-future-after-heart-op/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1125/662460-henry-out-for-foreseeable-future-after-heart-op/ Beale fine to fund women's support programme Australia back Kurtley Beale's $45,000 Australian (€30,800) fine for his involvement in a text message scandal will be used to fund a programme for young indigenous Australian women. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:39:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1125/662599-beale-fine-to-fund-womens-support-programme/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1125/662599-beale-fine-to-fund-womens-support-programme/ Sexton looks back on the year that was for Ireland After a 2014 that saw Ireland win nine from ten Test matches, outhalf Johnny Sexton speaks about the season that was and what lies ahead for this team in 2015. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:01:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1124/662156-sexton-looks-back-on-the-year-that-was-for-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1124/662156-sexton-looks-back-on-the-year-that-was-for-ireland/ Ulster's Jackson out for up to six weeks Ulster's Paddy Jackson has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after picking up a shoulder injury in his side's Guinness PRO12 clash with Ospreys on Friday evening. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:08:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1124/662159-ulsters-jackson-out-for-up-to-six-weeks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1124/662159-ulsters-jackson-out-for-up-to-six-weeks/ PODCAST: Epic win caps memorable year for Ireland Damien O'Meara and Wes Liddy are joined by former Irish international Denis Leamy to look back over Ireland's thrilling win over Australia on Saturday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:16:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1124/662139-podcast/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1124/662139-podcast/ Schmidt recovering well after operation Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is recovering well after having his appendix removed in St Vincent's Hospital last night. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:21:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1123/661849-schmidt-recovering-well-after-operation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1123/661849-schmidt-recovering-well-after-operation/ Leinster escape Italy with Treviso draw Treviso missed a late penalty as Leinster hung on to claim a 24-24 Pro12 draw in Italy. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:48:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1123/661879-treviso-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1123/661879-treviso-leinster/