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, 23 May 2015 12:39:17 +0100 Sat, 23 May 2015 12:39:17 +0100 Sport News Doak: Exit strategy let Ulster down Ulster came within minutes of becoming the first away team to win a Pro12 semi-final but coach Neil Doak was left to rue the one that got away as Glasgow booked their place in the decider. Sat, 23 May 2015 13:11:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0523/703241-ulster-glasgow-neil-doak/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0523/703241-ulster-glasgow-neil-doak/ Ulster fall just short against Glasgow Ulster fell agonisingly short in their Guinness Pro12 semi-final with Glasgow as a 75th-minute try from DTH van der Merwe and a Finn Russell conversion edged the Scottish side to victory. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:39:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703044-glasgow-v-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703044-glasgow-v-ulster/ Brendan Macken to leave Leinster for Wasps Leinster centre Brendan Macken will join Jimmy Gopperth at Aviva Premiership side Wasps next season after the province confirmed the move. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:56:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703059-brendan-macken-to-move-from-leinster-to-wasps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703059-brendan-macken-to-move-from-leinster-to-wasps/ Rugby teams: Munster and Connacht ready for battle Anthony Foley has made four changes to his Munster side for Saturday's Guinness Pro12 semi-final against Ospreys with captain Peter O'Mahony and winger Simon Zebo returning. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:32:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703007-rugby-teams-munster-and-connacht-ready-for-battle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703007-rugby-teams-munster-and-connacht-ready-for-battle/ Horgan: Leinster may struggle to replace O'Connor Leinster may struggle to find a suitable replacement for departed head coach Matt O'Connor, according to Shane Horgan. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:23:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702817-horgan-leinster-may-struggle-to-replace-oconnor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702817-horgan-leinster-may-struggle-to-replace-oconnor/ 'Frustrated' Matt O'Connor is sacked by Leinster Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has been sacked from his post following a disappointing season for the province. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:10:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702700-reports-matt-oconnor-sacked-by-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702700-reports-matt-oconnor-sacked-by-leinster/ Ulster ring the changes for Glasgow rematch Ulster have made 11 changes from the side that lost to Glasgow Warriors last week for their play-off against the same opposition at Scotstoun on Friday. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702767-pro12-teams/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0521/702767-pro12-teams/ Cian Healy: Ireland going to World Cup to win it Ireland are going in to this year's World Cup to win it, according to a bullish Cian Healy as the prop steps up his recovery from neck surgery. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:59:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702580-cian-healy-ireland-going-to-world-cup-to-win-it/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702580-cian-healy-ireland-going-to-world-cup-to-win-it/ Fitzgerald confident he'll be fit for World Cup Leinster's Luke Fitzgerald is optimistic he will recover from shoulder surgery in time to be available for Ireland's World Cup squad. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702627-fitzgerald-happy-he-has-time-to-make-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702627-fitzgerald-happy-he-has-time-to-make-world-cup/ Fitzgerald sees Munster return to Euro glory days Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald believes Munster are not far from a return under head coach Anthony Foley to the top table in European rugby. Wed, 20 May 2015 12:37:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702494-fitzgerald-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702494-fitzgerald-munster/ Pro12 Preview: Munster pack can edge tight battle Munster have history in their favour as they look to book a place in the Guinness Pro12 final on May 30 but must overcome an Ospreys side that has already won at Thomond Park this season. Sat, 23 May 2015 14:28:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703140-pro12-preview-munster-pack-can-edge-battle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0522/703140-pro12-preview-munster-pack-can-edge-battle/ Wing pair join Burgess in England squad England have named wings Chris Ashton and David Strettle in a 50-man World Cup training squad that also includes rugby league convert Sam Burgess. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:50:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702512-england-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702512-england-squad/ Cohen: Tuilagi shouldn't play for England again Former England World Cup-winning wing Ben Cohen believes Manu Tuilagi should never wear the Red Rose again. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:20:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702409-ben-cohen-manu-tuilagi-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0520/702409-ben-cohen-manu-tuilagi-england/ Dick Spring: 40% of RWC 2023 vote already secure Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 bid chairman Dick Spring feels 40% of the vote in the bidding process has already been secured. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:21:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702215-dick-spring-ireland-have-40-of-rwc-2023-vote/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702215-dick-spring-ireland-have-40-of-rwc-2023-vote/ No place for Lopez and Thomas in France squad France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has omitted Clermont Auvergne fly-half Camille Lopez and Racing Metro wing Teddy Thomas from a 36-man World Cup training squad announced on Tuesday. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:35:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702307-no-place-for-lopez-and-thomas-in-france-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702307-no-place-for-lopez-and-thomas-in-france-squad/ Ireland sevens squad begin road to Rio Ireland's rugby sevens team will start their bid for Olympic 2016 qualification in Bosnia and Herzegovina next month. Tue, 19 May 2015 14:39:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702197-ireland-sevens-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702197-ireland-sevens-squad/ Peter Stringer opts for move to Sale Sharks Former Ireland international Peter Stringer has signed a one-year deal with English Premiership side Sale Sharks. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:48:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702209-peter-stringer-sale-sharks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0519/702209-peter-stringer-sale-sharks/ Woodward in running for France job Former England World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward has a "burning desire" to return to Test match coaching, according to sources close to the French Rugby Federation. Mon, 18 May 2015 16:35:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0518/702027-woodward-in-running-for-france-job/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0518/702027-woodward-in-running-for-france-job/ Jamie Roberts signs for Harlequins British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts has completed his deal to join Harlequins next season. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:24:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0518/701914-jamie-roberts-signs-for-harlequins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0518/701914-jamie-roberts-signs-for-harlequins/ Webb named Pro12 Players' Player of the Season Ospreys' scrum-half Rhys Webb has been named the Pro12 Players' Player of the Season. Sun, 17 May 2015 20:34:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0517/701816-webb-named-pro12-players-player-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0517/701816-webb-named-pro12-players-player-of-the-season/