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 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:46:54 +0000 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:46:54 +0000 Sport News Leinster quartet, Murray and Beirne nominated for award Five Ireland-based players have been nominated for the 2018 European Player of the Year, including four Leinster players and Munster's Conor Murray. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:02:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935368-leinster-quartet-murray-and-beirne-nominated-for-award/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935368-leinster-quartet-murray-and-beirne-nominated-for-award/ Biggar blow for Wales, Sinckler adds to England woes Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar will miss his team's first three Six Nations matches due to a shoulder injury. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:46:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935429-kyle-sinckler-adds-to-englands-lengthy-injury-list/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935429-kyle-sinckler-adds-to-englands-lengthy-injury-list/ Police raid French rugby headquarters Police raided the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) as part of an investigation into alleged conflict of interest involving the federation's president Bernard Laporte, a source close to the matter said. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:02:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935442-police-raid-french-rugby-headquarters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935442-police-raid-french-rugby-headquarters/ Sarries sweat on Burger after back-row's citing Saracens back row Schalk Burger has been cited for dangerous play at a ruck during Saturday's Champions Cup victory over Northampton. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:38:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935396-sarries-sweat-on-burger-after-back-rows-citing/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935396-sarries-sweat-on-burger-after-back-rows-citing/ Underhill amends tackle technique after two concussions Sam Underhill has modified his tackle technique as he hopes his new brain-over-brawn approach will help extend his career. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:46:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935277-underhill-amends-tackle-technique-after-two-concussions/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0123/935277-underhill-amends-tackle-technique-after-two-concussions/ Monday Review: Our Ireland XV to play France in Paris As Ireland jet off to Spain for some warm weather training, Micil Glennon looks at the possible starting XV Joe Schmidt will name to face France in Paris on 3 February. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:49:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935121-possible-ireland-team-france-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935121-possible-ireland-team-france-six-nations/ Cronin added to Ireland squad due to Kilcoyne injury James Cronin has been added to the Ireland squad ahead of the upcoming Six Nations as a result of fellow Munster man David Kilcoyne getting injured at the weekend. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:24:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935093-cronin-added-to-ireland-squad-due-to-kilcoyne-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935093-cronin-added-to-ireland-squad-due-to-kilcoyne-injury/ Morgan Parra to miss Six Nations clash with Ireland Injured Morgan Parra has been ruled out of Frances Six Nations opener against Ireland and has been replaced at scrumhalf by Baptiste Serin, the French rugby federation (FFR) said on Monday. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:04:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935120-morgan-parra-to-miss-six-nations-clash-with-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935120-morgan-parra-to-miss-six-nations-clash-with-ireland/ All Black Donald's move to UIster falls through Ulster have announced that their move for Stephen Donald, who was due to join up on a short-term contract, has fallen through after the out-half suffered an injury playing for his club in Japan. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:26:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935032-stephen-donalds-move-to-uister-falls-through/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935032-stephen-donalds-move-to-uister-falls-through/ Planning for Saracens battle starts now - Cullen Leo Cullen said the planning starts now for a blockbusting Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:31:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934927-planning-for-saracens-battle-starts-now-cullen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934927-planning-for-saracens-battle-starts-now-cullen/ O'Brien to skipper Ireland Under-20s Ireland Under-20s head coach Noel McNamara has announced his squad for the Six Nations, with 11 of the players having previously featured for the side. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:44:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935057-obrien-to-skipper-ireland-under-20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935057-obrien-to-skipper-ireland-under-20s/ Head coach Steve Tandy leaves Ospreys Steve Tandy will leave his position as Ospreys head coach with immediate effect, the Welsh club have announced. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:52:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935102-head-coach-steve-tandy-leaves-ospreys/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0122/935102-head-coach-steve-tandy-leaves-ospreys/ Van Graan airs pride in 'the people of Munster' Head coach Johann van Graan said he was very proud to be part of a Munster set-up which earned a precious home quarter-final in the Champions Cup after routing Castres 48-3 at Thomond Park. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:51:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934924-van-graan-airs-pride-in-the-people-of-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934924-van-graan-airs-pride-in-the-people-of-munster/ Home comforts for Leinster & Munster in quarter-finals Munster and Leinster are on opposite sides of the draw and can't meet until the Champions Cup final Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:57:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934909-munster-and-leinster-seal-home-european-quarter-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934909-munster-and-leinster-seal-home-european-quarter-finals/ Munster top pool with second-half demolition of Castres Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:31:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934865-munster-put-castres-to-the-sword-to-qualify-in-style/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934865-munster-put-castres-to-the-sword-to-qualify-in-style/ Wasps swat Ulster aside as 1/4 final hopes are crushed Ulster's hopes of progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup fell apart at a wet, cold and muddy Ricoh Arena as Wasps powered to a bonus-point Pool 1 victory. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:08:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934902-wasps-swat-ulster-aside-as-1-4-final-hopes-are-crushed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934902-wasps-swat-ulster-aside-as-1-4-final-hopes-are-crushed/ Connacht to face Gloucester in Challenge Cup last eight Connacht will take on Gloucester in the Challenge Cup quarter-final, but will be on the road should they prevail and reach the last four. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:40:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934889-connacht-to-face-gloucester-in-challenge-cup-last-eight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934889-connacht-to-face-gloucester-in-challenge-cup-last-eight/ Munster kick-off put back three hours due to rainfall Munster's final Champions Cup pool game against Castres at Thomond Park has been put back three hours due to adverse weather conditions. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:34:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934871-munster-kick-off-put-back-three-hours-due-to-rainfall/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934871-munster-kick-off-put-back-three-hours-due-to-rainfall/ Backs to the wall - Munster's final-round record As Munster face into a must-win clash with Castres, Michael Glennon looks back at the times when the Reds stood up and fought when it came to the crunch. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:42:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0118/934355-backs-to-the-wall-munsters-final-round-record/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0118/934355-backs-to-the-wall-munsters-final-round-record/ Cronin eyes quarter-final date after clinical away win Leinster's Seán Cronin is one a of a raft of players heading for Six Nations duty, but the hooker is already eagerly looking forward to their next outing in Europe. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:38:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0120/934744-cronin-eyes-last-quarter-final-date-after-clinical-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0120/934744-cronin-eyes-last-quarter-final-date-after-clinical-win/