RTÉ Sport six nations http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport six nations http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:14:25 +0000 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:14:25 +0000 Sport News Fofana in danger of missing Six Nations France centre Wesley Fofana's participation in next month's Six Nations looks in doubt after the Clermont player suffered a possible Achilles injury in a Champions Cup game against Exeter on Saturday. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:53:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846782-fofana-in-danger-of-missing-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846782-fofana-in-danger-of-missing-six-nations/ 'Settled' Madigan not giving up on Ireland recall Ian Madigan believes that he has not shown enough good form to warrant an Ireland call-up, but the Bordeaux out-half would not rule out playing some part in the upcoming Six Nations. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:14:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846783-ian-madigan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846783-ian-madigan/ Dublin decider talk off limits for England boss Thoughts and talk about a potential last-day Six Nations showdown with Ireland are strictly off limits for England, says boss Eddie Jones. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:45:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846465-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846465-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations-france/ Hartley and uncapped trio named in England squad England head coach Eddie Jones has named three uncapped players in his Six Nations squad, and as expected, has named captain Dylan Hartley in his 34-man squad. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:56:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846419-dylan-hartley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846419-dylan-hartley/ Scotland's WP Nel ruled out of Six Nations Scotland's RBS 6 Nations hopes have been dealt a significant blow after it was confirmed prop WP Nel will miss the entire competition. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:56:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846461-scotlands-wp-nel-ruled-out-of-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0120/846461-scotlands-wp-nel-ruled-out-of-six-nations/ Cullen hopeful on 'minor' O'Brien injury Leinster boss Leo Cullen doesn't expect that Sean O'Brien's calf injury will keep him out of Ireland's Six Nations campaign, which starts in 16 days. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:12:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846162-sean-obrien-ireland-six-nations-leinster-cullen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846162-sean-obrien-ireland-six-nations-leinster-cullen/ O'Driscoll identifies Six Nations dark horses Niall Scannell, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey may be the dark horses who come into Joe Schmidt's Six Nations plans, according to former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846079-ireland-six-nations-odriscoll-conan-scannell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846079-ireland-six-nations-odriscoll-conan-scannell/ Scotland boss wants players to take initiative Vern Cotter, head coach of Ireland's Six Nations opening day opponents Scotland, believes the new bonus-point system will lead to more attacking rugby. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:46:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846052-scotland-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846052-scotland-six-nations/ Scott earns Six Nations recall for Scotland Gloucester centre Matt Scott has earned a recall to 37-man Scotland's squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:14:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845849-scotland-six-nations-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845849-scotland-six-nations-squad/ Four uncapped players in France squad France have named four uncapped players in their RBS 6 Nations squad, with Louis Picamoles the only player in the 32-man selection who plies his trade outside his native country. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:49:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845903-franc-e-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845903-franc-e-rugby/ Alun Wyn Jones named as Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has taken over as Wales captain from Sam Warburton for the RBS 6 Nations Championship, the Wales Rugby Union has announced. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845559-alun-wyn-jones-named-as-wales-captain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845559-alun-wyn-jones-named-as-wales-captain/ Hamstrung Cronin set to miss Six Nations campaign Sean Cronin looks likely to miss the entirety of Ireland's Six Nations campaign with a hamstring injury after Leinster confirmed that he will be out of action for up to 10 weeks. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:35:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845291-sean-cronin-set-to-miss-the-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845291-sean-cronin-set-to-miss-the-six-nations/ Hartley to be put through his paces tomorrow Dylan Hartley faces a simulated match on Wednesday that will determine whether he is fit enough to lead England into the RBS 6 Nations. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:02:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845423-hartley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845423-hartley/ Sexton delighted to 'fire on all cylinders' in win Johnny Sexton is back "firing on all cylinders" and determined to stay that way. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:24:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0113/844881-johnny-sexton-leinster-montpellier/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0113/844881-johnny-sexton-leinster-montpellier/ O'Shea names his Italian Six Nations squad Italy coach Conor O'Shea has kept faith with most of his November internationals squad after naming his 32-man Six Nations squad today. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:51:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0112/844536-italy-six-nations-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0112/844536-italy-six-nations-squad/ Joe Marler adds to England's injury woes England prop Joe Marler will miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a fracture to his lower left leg. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:38:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0111/844143-joe-marler-a-doubt-for-engand-with-leg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0111/844143-joe-marler-a-doubt-for-engand-with-leg/ Wyn Jones favourite if Warburton quits captaincy Alun Wyn Jones could be announced next week as Wales captain for this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:57:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0111/844160-warburton-expected-to-vacate-welsh-captaincy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0111/844160-warburton-expected-to-vacate-welsh-captaincy/ Chris Robshaw a doubt for Six Nations England flanker Chris Robshaw could miss the Six Nations after aggravating an existing shoulder problem that could require surgery, his club Harlequins said on Friday. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 21:36:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0106/843229-chris-robshaw-a-doubt-for-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0106/843229-chris-robshaw-a-doubt-for-six-nations/ Injury-hit England sweating on Robshaw fitness Former England captain Chris Robshaw will on Monday learn the severity of the shoulder problem that threatens his involvement in the RBS 6 Nations holders' title defence. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:21:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0105/842961-robshaw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0105/842961-robshaw/ England's Tuilagi sidelined for the season Luckless England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:07:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0104/842622-englands-tuilagi-sidelined-for-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0104/842622-englands-tuilagi-sidelined-for-the-season/