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 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:29:29 +0100 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:29:29 +0100 Sport News Doak: We must come down from euphoric Leinster win Ulster head coach Neil Doak says his players will savour the win over Leinster before turning attentions to the Ospreys for the final regular game of the season. Sun, 1 May 2016 14:40:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0501/785505-doak-we-need-to-come-down-form-euphoria-of-leinst/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0501/785505-doak-we-need-to-come-down-form-euphoria-of-leinst/ Cullen laments 'tough calls' by match officials Leinster head coach Leo Cullen lamented the yellow cards handed to Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald in the 30-6 defeat to Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 and admitted he was disappointed by his side's performance in adversity. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:29:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785410-leinster-head-coach-leo-cullen-felt-the-yellow-car/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785410-leinster-head-coach-leo-cullen-felt-the-yellow-car/ VIDEO: Cork Con sweep to fourth success on bounce Cork Constitution claimed an unprecedented Ulster Bank Bateman Cup four-in-a-row with a runaway 38-19 final win over Galwegians on Saturday. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:38:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ Win over Leinster extra special, says Ruan Pienaar Now in his sixth season with Ulster, Ruan Pienaar says he appreciates just how satisfying an inter-provincial win over Leinster is for the players involved. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:26:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785424-ruan-pienaar-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785424-ruan-pienaar-ulster/ Ruan Pienaar inspires Ulster to resounding victory Leinster were left to rue ill-discipline as Ulster consolidated their play-off position in the Guinness Pro12 with a comprehensive 30-6 win at the Kingspan Stadium. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:14:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785361-ulster-leinster-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785361-ulster-leinster-report/ Dublin University graduate to top flight Dublin University gained their long-awaited promotion to Ulster Bank League Division 1A after a deserved 18-9 play-off victory over Ballynahinch. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:19:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785391-dublin-university-graduate-to-top-flight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785391-dublin-university-graduate-to-top-flight/ Stander says Munster focused on Scarlets clash Munster must switch their focus to next Saturday's clash with Scarlets at Thomond Park following last night's crucial win against Edinburgh, according to captain CJ Stander. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:50:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ Foley welcomes 'quality' Erasmus to Munster role Munster head coach Anthony Foley says he is looking forward to working with the province's new director of rugby, Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ Fit-again Sexton eager for derby bragging rights After a four-week lay-off, Johnny Sexton says Leinster won't be lacking for hunger when they face Ulster at Ravenhill in the Pro12. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:05:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ Connacht secure Pro12 play-off place despite loss Connacht secured a maiden Pro12 semi-final place despite suffering a 22-21 defeat to Benetton Treviso following Jayden Hayward's dramatic last-minute penalty. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:16:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ Munster keep Euro hopes alive with bonus-point win Francis Saili's 76th-minute try sealed a vital 27-19 bonus-point win for Munster against Edinburgh in the Pro12 to put them on the brink of Champions Cup qualification. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:15:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/ Pro12 teams: Dave Kearney to hit ton for Leinster Dave Kearney will make his 100th appearance for Leinster in their Pro12 derby clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:52:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784825-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784825-team-news/ Melville named new English director of rugby Nigel Melville is to join the English RFU this summer as director of professional rugby. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:15:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785209-melville-named-new-english-rfu-director-of-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785209-melville-named-new-english-rfu-director-of-rugby/ Bateman Cup final to be shown live on RTÉ2 The Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final clash between Galwegians and defending champions Cork Constitution will be live from Crowley Park on RTÉ2 and available to stream worldwide on RTÉ Player International. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:40:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785171-bateman-all-ireland-cup-final-live-on-rte2/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785171-bateman-all-ireland-cup-final-live-on-rte2/ Dublin schools take part in rugby concussion study A study of 200 schoolboy rugby players from five Dublin schools hopes to establish more information on the treatment and rehabilitation of concussion. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:33:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0429/785044-rugby-concussion-study/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0429/785044-rugby-concussion-study/ O'Gara: Hopefully Foley stays with Munster Ronan O'Gara believes Munster rugby would be in a poorer place without the involvement of former team-mate Anthony Foley. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:30:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784989-ogara-hopefully-there-remains-a-place-in-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784989-ogara-hopefully-there-remains-a-place-in-munster/ O'Gara 'honoured' to make Irish rugby Hall of Fame Ronan O'Gara has said that he's "honoured" to follow in the footsteps of "legends of Irish rugby" after it was announced he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at this year's Zurich Irish Rugby Players' Awards. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:33:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784846-ogara-honoured-to-make-irish-rugby-hall-of-fame/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784846-ogara-honoured-to-make-irish-rugby-hall-of-fame/ Sexton: Concussion awareness has improved Johnny Sexton is the man in the middle of the concussion discussion but the Ireland player is getting fed up with what he sees as ignorant comments on the subject, writes Micil Glennon. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784665-johnny-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784665-johnny-sexton/ Castrogiovanni in trouble for Vegas trip with PSG Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been suspended by his club Racing 92 after being pictured partying with Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Las Vegas over the weekend. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:38:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784628-martin-castrogiovanni/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784628-martin-castrogiovanni/ Two-week bans for England duo Farrell and Marler England internationals Owen Farrell and Joe Marler have received two-week bans after being cited for foul play during European semi-finals. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:48:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784690-owen-farrell-and-joe-marler/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0427/784690-owen-farrell-and-joe-marler/