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, 6 Feb 2016 20:54:14 +0000 Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:54:14 +0000 Sport News Depleted Ireland face tough Wales task Ireland may be back-to-back Six Nations champions but they start off their defence with a severely weakened team against Wales, writes Micil Glennon Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:28:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765722-ireland-wales-six-nations-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765722-ireland-wales-six-nations-preview/ Kay backs Jones to make most of O'Connell absence Alun Wyn Jones can rule the Six Nations roost now that Paul O'Connell has retired, according to Ben Kay. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:54:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765987-alun-wyn-jones-paul-oconnell-ben-kay-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765987-alun-wyn-jones-paul-oconnell-ben-kay-ireland/ Picamoles out of Irish tie as Noves seeks balance Guy Noves accepts his France squad have plenty of hard work ahead after they produced a late comeback to beat Italy, while number eight Louis Picamoles will miss next week's game against Ireland. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:21:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765982-france-italy-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765982-france-italy-reaction/ England forwards impress Jones in win over Scots New England coach Eddie Jones picked out his side's set-piece play as the deciding factor in their 15-9 RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:22:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0206/765972-england-forwards-impress-jones-in-win-over-scots/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0206/765972-england-forwards-impress-jones-in-win-over-scots/ Column: Ireland head into Six Nations unknown Ireland go looking for an unprecedented third Six Nations championship in a row but a myriad of unknown unknowns lie ahead, writes Conor O'Shea. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:16:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0201/764572-conor-oshea-six-nations-ireland-rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0201/764572-conor-oshea-six-nations-ireland-rte/ VIDEO: Jackman makes case for Ireland defence Former Ireland forward Bernard Jackman analyses Ireland's defence ahead of the game with Wales. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 14:50:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765787-bernard-jackman-ireland-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765787-bernard-jackman-ireland-wales/ England overcome Scots in dour Murrayfield battle England launched the Eddie Jones era by emerging from a tricky Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with a 15-9 victory founded on a dominant second half. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:04:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765920-scotland-v-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765920-scotland-v-england/ Plisson gets France out of jail against Italy New France head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as his side came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the opening match of the Six Nations. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:17:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765919-france-v-italy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765919-france-v-italy/ Ireland Women open Six Nations defence with win The Ireland Women launched their Six Nations title defence with an ultimately comfortable 21-3 victory over Wales at Donnybrook. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:17:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765930-ireland-women-wales-women/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765930-ireland-women-wales-women/ VIDEO: Stander handed debut in new-look Irish side CJ Stander will make his debut in Ireland's opening RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 22:23:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0205/765667-stander-handed-debut-in-new-look-irish-side/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0205/765667-stander-handed-debut-in-new-look-irish-side/ Greg Feek admits Ireland will target rookie Evans Ireland will heap the pressure on Wales' rookie loosehead Rob Evans, to see if his scrummaging discipline "turns the other way" on Sunday, according to Greg Feek. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:21:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765921-greg-feek-admits-ireland-will-target-rookie-evans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765921-greg-feek-admits-ireland-will-target-rookie-evans/ VIDEO: 'You can discount France as challengers' Donal Lenihan, Brent Pope and Shane Horgan analyse the state of French rugby after the opening game of the Six Nations (worldwide clip). Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:21:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765954-video-you-can-discount-france-as-contenders/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0206/765954-video-you-can-discount-france-as-contenders/ Joe Schmidt cautions ref over scrum calls Joe Schmidt has warned Jerome Garces not to take any "preconceived ideas" into Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales when it comes to refereeing the scrum. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:18:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0206/765900-joe-schmidt-cautions-ref-over-scrum-calls/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0206/765900-joe-schmidt-cautions-ref-over-scrum-calls/ Briggs makes Ireland call for Donnybrook support Ireland women's captain Niamh Briggs wants to make their new home in Donnybrook a "fortress". Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:20:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0203/765155-niamh-briggs-six-nations-ireland-wales-donnybrook/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0203/765155-niamh-briggs-six-nations-ireland-wales-donnybrook/ Wales show strength in defeat of Ireland U-20s The Wales Under-20s' greater experience and cohesion helped them carve out a 35-24 win over Ireland in tonight's U-20 RBS 6 Nations opener. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:22:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0205/765817-ireland-under-20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0205/765817-ireland-under-20s/ Tommy O'Donnell: I feared I'd never play again Munster flanker Tommy O'Donnell has admitted he feared he'd never play again after dislocating his hip against Wales last summer, and has vowed to savour every minute he gets in a green jersey. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 22:39:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765701-tommy-odonnell-i-feared-id-never-play-again/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765701-tommy-odonnell-i-feared-id-never-play-again/ Warburton keen to avoid repeat of Dublin drubbing Wales are aiming to erase memories of a dreadful Dublin away-day when they launch their RBS 6 Nations campaign against defending champions Ireland on Sunday. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:22:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765723-warburton-keen-to/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0205/765723-warburton-keen-to/ How to follow the Six Nations on RTÉ Sport The Six Nations championship returns this Saturday and RTÉ will again have extensive TV, Radio and Online coverage of every single game in 2016. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:11:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0203/765090-six-nations-rte-coverage-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0203/765090-six-nations-rte-coverage-ireland/ Tierney confident rookies will step up to plate Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney is confident his new-look panel will relish the white heat of a Six Nations battle as they prepare to start their title defence against Wales at Donnybrook Stadium on Saturday. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:56:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0204/765416-tierney-confident-new-faces-will-step-up-to-plate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0204/765416-tierney-confident-new-faces-will-step-up-to-plate/ Ryan: Ireland must learn to live without O'Connell Ireland cannot "copy and paste" former captain Paul O'Connell's talismanic traits into their Six Nations campaign, according to Donnacha Ryan. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:24:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0204/765362-ryan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0204/765362-ryan/