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, 25 Feb 2017 12:44:26 +0000 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:44:26 +0000 Sport News Ireland can avoid déjà bleu as France come to town Ireland have the players to down France and if they can execute their game plan perfectly, they'll win, writes Michael Glennon. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:52:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855215-ireland-v-france-six-nations-preview-rte-rbs-6/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855215-ireland-v-france-six-nations-preview-rte-rbs-6/ Ireland v France: a rivalry with narrow margins A look back at the moments that mattered from Ireland's last five Six Nations Championship clashes with France. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:44:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855073-ireland-france-six-nations-narrow-margins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855073-ireland-france-six-nations-narrow-margins/ 'Special' Ireland U-20s exciting O'Brien Ireland Under-20 star Tommy O'Brien believes the team are peaking at just the right time, following their 27-22 win over France in Donnybrook on Friday night. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:48:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855311-special-ireland-u-20s-exciting-obrien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855311-special-ireland-u-20s-exciting-obrien/ Ireland U-20s show maturity to hold off France Ireland survived a late onslaught from France to register a 27-22 in Donnybrook as Nigel Carolan's charges extended their unbeaten record in the Under-20 Six Nations to three games. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:42:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855289-ireland-under-20s-show-maturity-to-hold-off-franc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855289-ireland-under-20s-show-maturity-to-hold-off-franc/ France insist that Sexton will not be singled out France will not repeat the mistake of targeting Johnny Sexton in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin, according to forwards coach Yannick Bru. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:27:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855210-france-insist-that-sexton-will-not-be-singled-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855210-france-insist-that-sexton-will-not-be-singled-out/ Best: Huge change in Irish mindset against France Ireland captain Rory Best has reflected on the huge mental shift when it comes to playing France and says establishing consistency under Joe Schmidt has been key. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:47:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855151-rory-best/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855151-rory-best/ Sexton relishing another battle with the French Johnny Sexton cannot wait to stand up to another RBS 6 Nations skirmish with France, according to Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:59:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855148-andy-farrell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855148-andy-farrell/ Favourites tag 'dangerous', warns O'Gara With almost all pundits predicting an Ireland win over France, Ronan O'Gara warns that expecting victory is dangerous. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:56:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855097-ireland-france-ronan-ogara-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855097-ireland-france-ronan-ogara-six-nations/ Relive Ireland's historic 2007 win against England On the 10th anniversary of Ireland's historic 43-13 win over England at Croke Park, watch every moment of that memorable day at GAA Headquarters. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:12:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855096-ireland-england-10-year-anniversary/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0224/855096-ireland-england-10-year-anniversary/ Jackson can't match Sexton 'X factor', says Horgan Johnny Sexton simply offers more to Ireland and had to start ahead of Paddy Jackson, according to former international Shane Horgan. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:13:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855058-ireland-france-six-nations-sexton-jackson-horgan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855058-ireland-france-six-nations-sexton-jackson-horgan/ Ringrose taking rapid rise in his stride Garry Ringrose is taking his rise through the rugby ranks in his stride, even though he will play a first home Six Nations game barely 18 months after making his Leinster senior debut. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:57:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854990-ringrose-home-debut-6n/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854990-ringrose-home-debut-6n/ Te'o gets first England start against Italy Ben Te'o will start a Test for the first time after being named at outside centre for England's Six Nations clash with Italy at Twickenham on Sunday. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:41:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855070-england-team-v-italy-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0224/855070-england-team-v-italy-six-nations/ Jackman wary of French team with 'nothing to lose' Bernard Jackman is wary of a 'dangerous' French team facing Ireland this weekend, while backing Joe Schmidt's decision to choose Johnny Sexton ahead of the in-form Paddy Jackson. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:57:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854982-jackman-wary-of-french-team-with-nothing-to-lose/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854982-jackman-wary-of-french-team-with-nothing-to-lose/ Eddy defends women's Six Nations withdrawals Ireland's director of women's rugby says the the decision to withdraw three key players from this weekend's Six Nations squad was taken with the world cup in mind. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:26:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854987-womens-7s-withdrawals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854987-womens-7s-withdrawals/ Joe Schmidt denies provincial selection input Joe Schmidt has brushed off suggestions that he has an influence on provincial selections of international players. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854887-joey-carbery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854887-joey-carbery/ 'Confident' Sexton recalled as Schmidt names team Joe Schmidt has restored fit-again Johnny Sexton to the Ireland team to face France in Saturday's clash at the Aviva Stadium and insists he has no concerns over the 31-year-old's fitness levels. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:42:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854791-ireland-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854791-ireland-team/ Schmidt preparing for cauldron Aviva atmosphere Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is hopeful Ireland can make the most of home advantage against France and is banking on a raucous atmosphere at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854881-joe-schmidt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0223/854881-joe-schmidt/ Sophie Spence returns to Irish starting line-up Sophie Spence returns to the starting team as Ireland take on France in their first home game of the Women's Six Nations in Donnybrook Stadium on Sunday. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:39:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854901-sophie-spence-starts-for-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854901-sophie-spence-starts-for-ireland/ Sexton should start ahead of Jackson - Tony Ward RTÉ rugby analyst Tony Ward believes that Johnny Sexton should get the nod to start for Ireland in their Six Nations clash with France at the Aviva Stadium. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:38:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854783-sexton-should-start-ahead-a-jackson-tony-ward/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854783-sexton-should-start-ahead-a-jackson-tony-ward/ Barclay gets armband as Scotland change five Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland for the first time in seven years in their Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, taking over from injured scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:01:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854856-barclay-gets-armband-as-scotland-change-five-for-w/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0223/854856-barclay-gets-armband-as-scotland-change-five-for-w/