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 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 Sport News Hogg named Six Nations player of championship Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg was named Six Nations player of the championship on Thursday for the second year in a row. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:21:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862053-hogg-named-six-nations-player-of-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862053-hogg-named-six-nations-player-of-championship/ RTÉ Rugby Podcast: Irish options for tour captain Hugh Cahill and Michael Corcoran are joined by Damien Varley to looking back on the main Irish talking points from the Six Nations, who could be in Warren Gatland's Lions squad, the return of Europe and Ireland's RWC2023 hosting ambitions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862088-rt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862088-rt/ No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North Six Nations officials have announced no clear evidence could be found that Wales wing George North was bitten by a France player during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash in Paris. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:05:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0321/861313-george-north/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0321/861313-george-north/ What next for Ireland ahead of summer tour? The Against the Head panel of Eddie O'Sullivan, Gavin Duffy and Brent Pope discuss the options for Joe Schmidt for Ireland's summer tour. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:19:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861247-against-the-head-ireland-summer-tour-options/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861247-against-the-head-ireland-summer-tour-options/ Starting O'Mahony worked out, says Byrne Shane Byrne reckons that if Ireland pulled a fast one by adding Peter O'Mahony to the starting line-up just ahead of kick off against England, then it "worked a treat". Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:04:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0320/861241-shane-byrne-ireland-england-jamie-heaslip-game-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0320/861241-shane-byrne-ireland-england-jamie-heaslip-game-on/ Jones: England would beat Ireland six times out of ten Despite a defeat in which the Irish try-line was never threatened, Eddie Jones insists England would win a minimum six times if the rivals were to meet on 10 more occasions. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:55:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861231-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861231-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations/ Irish duo Murray and Stander in line for player award Scrum-half Conor Murray and flanker CJ Stander are on the shortlist for this season's RBS 6 Nations player of the championship. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:04:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861104-irish-duo-murray-and-stander-in-line-for-player-award/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861104-irish-duo-murray-and-stander-in-line-for-player-award/ What we learned from the 2017 Six Nations England have a way to go to emulate past achievements, Ireland's embarrassment of riches in the back row and just how good are Scotland? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:11:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860896-what-we-learned-from-the-2017-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860896-what-we-learned-from-the-2017-six-nations/ 'He's a warrior' - captain Best hails Sexton influence Rory Best believes Ireland team-mate Johnny Sexton is back to his "nightmare" best - just in time for the summer's British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:52:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860915-best-on-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860915-best-on-sexton/ Ireland had a point to prove, says Iain Henderson Few players mirror Ireland's up and down 2017 Six Nations campaign quite like Iain Henderson. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:13:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860873-iain-henderson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860873-iain-henderson/ Wales: 'Evidence suggests' North bitten in France loss Wales are waiting to hear if any action will be taken after claiming there was "evidence to suggest" wing George North had been bitten during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against France. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:40:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860895-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860895-wales/ Furlong not sweating about Lions selection Tadhg Furlong insists he is happy to leave his British and Irish Lions chances in the lap of the selectors. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:13:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860886-furlong-not-sweating-about-lions-selection/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860886-furlong-not-sweating-about-lions-selection/ 'Chastening' - English media reaction to Ireland win England achieved their goal of retaining the Six Nations title, but a Grand Slam and world record went up in smoke in Dublin and the English media was fulsome in its praise for Joe Schmidt's side. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:07:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860866-english-media-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860866-english-media-reaction/ Relive the key moments of the final day of the 6Nations England took the title despite missing out on the Grand Slam, Scotland eased past the struggling Italians while France struck very late to deny Wales an away win in Paris. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:34:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860863-six-nations-moments/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860863-six-nations-moments/ Ireland deny England Grand Slam glory with victory Ireland have denied England back-to-back Grand Slams with a 13-9 victory in their Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:11:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860706-ireland-england-match-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860706-ireland-england-match-report/ Schmidt pleased to see Ireland remain high in rankings Joe Schmidt said Ireland's ability to convert their early chances into scores made all the difference in their 13-9 win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:03:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860787-schmidt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860787-schmidt/ England coach Eddie Jones admits the better team won England head coach Eddie Jones was gracious in defeat after his side were beaten 13-9 by Ireland in the Aviva Stadium. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:50:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860788-england-coach-eddie-jones-admits-the-better-team-won/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860788-england-coach-eddie-jones-admits-the-better-team-won/ Ireland answered call for fitting performance says Best A performance "worthy of the occasion" was what Rory Best asked of his side ahead of Ireland's 13-9 victory over England at the Aviva Stadium. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:34:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0318/860785-ireland-answered-call-for-big-performance-says-best/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0318/860785-ireland-answered-call-for-big-performance-says-best/ 'Something happens to us when we see an English jersey' The RTÉ panel believed heart and passion were the key qualities that drove Ireland to a Slam-busting defeat of England in Dublin. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:35:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860784-something-happens-to-the-irish-when-they-see-english/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860784-something-happens-to-the-irish-when-they-see-english/ Win pleases O'Mahony - "but it's silverware we want" Peter O'Mahony says Ireland will take plenty of positives out of their 13-9 win over England in the final tie of this year's Six Nations campaign. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:22:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860783-omahony/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0318/860783-omahony/