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 Dec 2016 17:08:28 +0000 Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:08:28 +0000 Sport News Henshaw and O'Brien back to face Northampton Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes to the team that faced the Dragons last weekend, with 10 Irish internationals back in the mix for their Champions Cup clash away to Northampton. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:05:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1208/837443-sexton-out-but-henshaw-and/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1208/837443-sexton-out-but-henshaw-and/ Family was key in Lam's decision to join Bristol Pat Lam has revealed that the death of Anthony Foley focused his mind on his responsibilities to his family and contributed to his decision to leave Connacht for Bristol next season. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:08:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837250-pat-lam-insists-his-move-to-bristol-is-about/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837250-pat-lam-insists-his-move-to-bristol-is-about/ Lions will take heart from Autumn series: Gatland Warren Gatland says he would probably have a list of 15 to 20 players with "a good chance of going" were he to name his British and Irish Lions squad now for next summer's New Zealand tour. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:35:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837265-lions-will-take-heart-from-autumn-series-gatland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837265-lions-will-take-heart-from-autumn-series-gatland/ Boshoff and Ronaldson ruled out for Wasps clash Connacht will be without Marnitz Boshoff and Craig Ronaldson for Sunday's Champions Cup clash with Wasps on Sunday. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:02:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837214-connacht-rugby-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837214-connacht-rugby-injury/ Andy Farrell part of Lions coaching team Warren Gatland has announced a widely-expected British and Irish Lions coaching team for next summer's New Zealand tour of Steve Borthwick, Andy Farrell and Rob Howley. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:56:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837179-farrell-part-of-lions-coachinng-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837179-farrell-part-of-lions-coachinng-team/ Wiehahn Herbst extends Ulster stay Wiehahn Herbst has signed a two-year contract extension with Ulster, keeping him at Kingspan Stadium until at least the summer of 2019. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:44:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837170-wiehahn-herbst-extends-ulster-stay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837170-wiehahn-herbst-extends-ulster-stay/ Australian Rugby Union backs Cheika Michael Cheika has been backed by the Australian Rugby Union to remain as Wallabies coach until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup at least, despite leading the team to nine losses this year. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:38:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837105-michael-cheika-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1207/837105-michael-cheika-australia/ Lenihan: Connacht must go for top coach Connacht must appoint a coach of "equal or higher standing" than Pat Lam, according to former Ireland manager Donal Lenihan. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:17:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/837032-pat-lam-connacht-donal-lenihan-game-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/837032-pat-lam-connacht-donal-lenihan-game-on/ 'Pride and honour' at heart of Munster - Erasmus Slowly but surely Johan Erasmus is learning what 'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' means in Munster. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:13:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836978-johan-erasmus-munster-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836978-johan-erasmus-munster-leicester/ George North stood down by Northampton Northampton Saints will not allow winger George North to play again until he undergoes an independent medical assessment on the head injury he suffered against Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:06:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/837022-george-north/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/837022-george-north/ Bristol follow Lam announcement with Tuohy signing Second-row Dan Tuohy will join English side Bristol Rugby with immediate effect, Ulster have confirmed. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:38:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836834-bristol-add-touhy-and/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836834-bristol-add-touhy-and/ Former Connacht stalwart O'Connor joins Galway Utd Former Connacht flanker Johnny O'Connor has joined Galway United as strength and conditioning coach for the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:49:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1206/837014-former-connacht-stalwart-oconnor-joins-galway-utd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1206/837014-former-connacht-stalwart-oconnor-joins-galway-utd/ Ireland coach Farrell may take Lions role Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell looks set to be among the assistants announced for next summer's Lions tour of New Zealand. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:12:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836957-lions-gatland-farrell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1206/836957-lions-gatland-farrell/ Lam exit no excuse to lose focus - Connacht CEO Connacht face a crucial Champions Cup tie on Sunday and "sure as hell" won't be using Pat Lam's departure news as an excuse not to perform, says CEO Willie Ruane. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:35:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836748-connacht-pat-lam-willie-ruane-game-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836748-connacht-pat-lam-willie-ruane-game-on/ Connacht have list drawn up to replace Pat Lam Pat Lam was tempted away by a 'significant and compelling' offer from Bristol but Connacht already have a list of replacements drawn up. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:56:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836716-pat-lam-conor-mcguinness-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836716-pat-lam-conor-mcguinness-connacht/ What lies in store after Connacht? As Connacht absorb the news that Pro12-winning coach Pat Lam will depart at the end of the season, we look back at four ex-coaches who used the province as a stepping stone to international careers. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:21:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836695-former-connacht-coaches/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836695-former-connacht-coaches/ Connacht job will attract huge interest - Corcoran RTÉ Rugby commentator Michael Corcoran believes the reality of competing with English clubs has come to the fore again for Irish provinces again following the news of Pat Lam's impending departure to Bristol, but the vacancy 'is a big job for somebody'. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:40:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836629-connacht-job-will-attract-huge-interest-corcoran/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836629-connacht-job-will-attract-huge-interest-corcoran/ Pat Lam to quit Connacht for Bristol next year Connacht head coach Pat Lam has announced he will be leaving the province to join English side Bristol next summer. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:41:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836597-pat-lam-to-quit-connacht-at-end-of-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836597-pat-lam-to-quit-connacht-at-end-of-season/ Jones expects England to dominate Lions selection Eddie Jones believes there could be 10 to 15 of his England players in the Lions squad for next summer's tour to New Zealand. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:39:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836575-jones-expects-england-to-dominate-lions-selection/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836575-jones-expects-england-to-dominate-lions-selection/ Lam tested Connacht's mental strength for Wasps Pat Lam admitted that he tested the mental strength of his side at half-time during their straightforward Guinness Pro12 victory over Treviso on Saturday. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:42:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1204/836485-lam-tested-connachts-mental-strength-for-wasps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1204/836485-lam-tested-connachts-mental-strength-for-wasps/