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 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:13:43 +0100 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:13:43 +0100 Sport News Irish Abroad: Stringer makes first Warriors start Peter Stringer made his first start of the season for Worcester Warriors as they fell to a 24-19 defeat at Gloucester in the English Premiership. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:49:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0924/907147-irish-abroad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0924/907147-irish-abroad/ Billy Vunipola out for rest of year with knee injury England No 8 Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the RBS 6 Nations after undergoing knee surgery. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:13:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0924/907176-billy-vunipola/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0924/907176-billy-vunipola/ Connacht 'thought they had game won', laments Keane Connacht head coach Kieran Keane says the manner of the province's Pro14 defeat to Cardiff on Saturday should be a "salient lesson" for his team. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:11:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907077-connacht-thought-they-had-game-won-laments-keane/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907077-connacht-thought-they-had-game-won-laments-keane/ Connacht undone late on by Cardiff Cardiff Blues finally recorded their first win of the season as a last-ditch try from Willis Halaholo secured a dramatic win against Connacht. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:45:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907022-connacht-v-cardiff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907022-connacht-v-cardiff/ UBL round-up: Div 1A wins for Garryowen & Lansdowne Second row Dean Moore marked his Dooradoyle debut with a try as Garryowen battled past Division 1A rivals Buccaneers for a 29-17 bonus point victory on Saturday afternoon - with Lansdowne, Terenure, UCD and Clontarf also winning in the section. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:06:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907021-ulster-bank-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/907021-ulster-bank-league/ Leinster's Molony: 'We were ill-disciplined' Leinster's Ross Molony says the players will be disappointed with the number of penalties they conceded in their 38-19 defeat to the Cheetahs. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:54:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/906986-we-were-in-disciplined-and-they-took-advantage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/906986-we-were-in-disciplined-and-they-took-advantage/ Jackman rues running into in-form Ulster Bernard Jackman reckons that his Dragons side ran into Ulster at the wrong time with the Les Kiss's unbeaten side producing their best performance of the season to date. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:45:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/906985-ulster-dragons-jackman-kiss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0923/906985-ulster-dragons-jackman-kiss/ Glasgow run riot to hand Munster first loss Munster were beaten for the first time this season as they suffered a 37-10 defeat in Glasgow. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:10:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906835-glasgow-v-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906835-glasgow-v-munster/ Aussie out-half Deegan comes in to make Connacht debut Out-half Andrew Deegan is set to make his debut for Connacht against Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro14 Championship on Saturday. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:53:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906757-pro12-teams-connacht-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906757-pro12-teams-connacht-leinster/ Ulster maul Dragons to move into top spot Ulster maintained their perfect start to the Guinness PRO14 season with an eight-try annihilation of the Dragons at the Kingspan Stadium which saw the Irish province take top spot in Conference B. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:41:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906836-ulster-v-dragons/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906836-ulster-v-dragons/ O'Brien: I've nothing but respect for Lions management Seán O'Brien has insisted he has "nothing but respect" for the Lions management team as the fallout to his recent criticism continues. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:15:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906619-no-grudges-will-be-held-over-obrien-remarks-jackman/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906619-no-grudges-will-be-held-over-obrien-remarks-jackman/ Fagerson: We've done homework & want Munster revenge Zander Fagerson has targeted revenge when Munster travel to Scotstoun on Friday night. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:49:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906525-fagerson-weve-done-our-homework-want-munster-reveng/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906525-fagerson-weve-done-our-homework-want-munster-reveng/ Leinster demolished by Cheetahs despite Daly hat-trick Leinster's brief tour of South Africa ended with an emphatic 38-19 defeat to the Cheetahs in a largely empty Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday night. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:51:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906833-cheetahs-v-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0922/906833-cheetahs-v-leinster/ Scannell to make first Munster start of the season Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made just one change to his side for their Guinness Pro14 trip to Scotland to take on Glasgow Warriors with Rory Scannell set for his first start of the season. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:08:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906478-scannell-to-make-first-munster-start-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906478-scannell-to-make-first-munster-start-of-the-season/ Leinster low on options again ahead of Cheetahs game Leinster have been dealt injury blows ahead of their match with Toyota Cheetahs on Friday evening in Bloemfontein in the Pro14 with Luke McGrath, Fergus McFadden and James Ryan ruled out. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:19:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906483-leinster-stg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906483-leinster-stg/ English plans to shorten Six Nations are blocked The English Rugby Football Union's proposal to condense the Six Nations Championship into a six-week schedule from 2020 appears to be dead in the water after France voted against the plan. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906420-france-votes-against-england-plan-to-shorten-six-nation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0921/906420-france-votes-against-england-plan-to-shorten-six-nation/ Sean O'Brien says Gatland to blame for Lions failure Sean O'Brien has blamed Warren Gatland and his coaching staff for the Lions' failure to win their three-Test series with New Zealand this summer. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:55:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906360-sean-obrien-says-gatland-to-blame-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906360-sean-obrien-says-gatland-to-blame-for/ Spence: We need an U20 side to help get structure right Sophie Spence believes establishing an U20 side should be top of Ireland's agenda to avoid a repeat of their enormous World Cup disappointment. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906285-spence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906285-spence/ France plans to outspend Ireland in World Cup bid France is willing to pay World Rugby £150 million pounds as a hosting fee to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup, overpaying the standard fee by £30million. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:17:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906163-france-plans-to-outspend-ireland-in-world-cup-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0920/906163-france-plans-to-outspend-ireland-in-world-cup-bid/ Irish promise 'a tournament like no other' in 2023 bid The Ireland team bidding to host Rugby World Cup 2023 is confident that its commitment to deliver a 'tournament like no other will capture the hearts and minds of World Rugby voters. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:31:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0919/905958-ireland-promise-a-tournament-like-no-other-in-2023/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0919/905958-ireland-promise-a-tournament-like-no-other-in-2023/