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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:05 +0000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:05 +0000 Sport News Cullen hopeful on 'minor' O'Brien injury Leinster boss Leo Cullen doesn't expect that Sean O'Brien's calf injury will keep him out of Ireland's Six Nations campaign, which starts in 16 days. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:23:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846162-sean-obrien-ireland-six-nations-leinster-cullen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846162-sean-obrien-ireland-six-nations-leinster-cullen/ O'Driscoll identifies Six Nations dark horses Niall Scannell, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey may be the dark horses who come into Joe Schmidt's Six Nations plans, according to former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846079-ireland-six-nations-odriscoll-conan-scannell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846079-ireland-six-nations-odriscoll-conan-scannell/ Three changes for Leinster for Castres trip Leinster have made three changes to the side that beat Montpellier for Friday's clash against Castres, with Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Ross Molony coming into the side. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:08:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846108-leinster-champions-cup-team-v-castres/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846108-leinster-champions-cup-team-v-castres/ Scotland boss wants players to take initiative Vern Cotter, head coach of Ireland's Six Nations opening day opponents Scotland, believes the new bonus-point system will lead to more attacking rugby. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:46:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846052-scotland-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0119/846052-scotland-six-nations/ Champions Cup permutations for the Irish provinces Ahead of the final weekend of the pool stages in the Champions Cup, here is what is at stake for the Irish provinces. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:13:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845821-champions-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845821-champions-cup/ Leinster's Hayden Triggs hit with three-week ban Leinster's Hayden Triggs has received a three-week suspension for making contact with the eye of Montpellier's Nic White last weekend. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:25:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845783-hayden-triggs/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845783-hayden-triggs/ Paddy Wallace acquitted of harassing wife Former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace has been acquitted of harassing his estranged wife. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/news/crime-and-legal/2017/0118/845943-paddy-wallace/ http://www.rte.ie/news/crime-and-legal/2017/0118/845943-paddy-wallace/ John Muldoon pens contract extension with Connacht Connacht captain John Muldoon has signed a new deal at the province which will extend his career at the Sportsground to 15 seasons. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:57:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845866-john-muldoon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845866-john-muldoon/ Rugby, soccer bosses oppose "token" gender quotas The CEO of the IRFU Philip Browne has told a Dáil committee that his organisation is opposed to government plans to impose for gender quotas on sports organisations and labelled the move as "anti-democratic" and "tokenism". Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845912-gender-quotas-anti-democratic-says-rugby-ceo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845912-gender-quotas-anti-democratic-says-rugby-ceo/ Four uncapped players in France squad France have named four uncapped players in their RBS 6 Nations squad, with Louis Picamoles the only player in the 32-man selection who plies his trade outside his native country. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:49:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845903-franc-e-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845903-franc-e-rugby/ Munster add three new faces to European squad Munster have added Angus Lloyd, Kevin O'Byrne and Academy player Calvin Nash to their Champions Cup squad ahead of this weekend's final round of Pool action. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:58:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845870-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845870-munster/ Scott earns Six Nations recall for Scotland Gloucester centre Matt Scott has earned a recall to 37-man Scotland's squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:14:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845849-scotland-six-nations-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845849-scotland-six-nations-squad/ 'I was fully conscious', says ready-to-go Murray Conor Murray insists he never lost consciousness following a collision during last weekend's Pro12 match against Glasgow and is fully fit to line out for Munster against Racing Metro in the Champions Cup on Saturday. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:25:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845914-murray/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0118/845914-murray/ Cronin focused on Leinster return in March Sean Cronin says he's targeting a return to the Leinster side for the business end of the European Champions Cup after being forced out of the Six Nations due to injury. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:58:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845705-cronin-focused/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845705-cronin-focused/ Sale winger suspended following bizarre incident Sale Sharks have suspended winger Tom Arscott following bizarre claims that he leaked sensitive information to his brother Luke, who plays for Bristol, before their teams met on New Year's Day. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:32:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845726-sale-winger-suspended/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845726-sale-winger-suspended/ Triggs cited for incident in Montpellier clash Leinster's Hayden Triggs has been cited for an incident that took place in Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup 57-3 victory over Montpellier. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845692-triggs-cited-for-incident-in-montpellier-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845692-triggs-cited-for-incident-in-montpellier-clash/ Alun Wyn Jones named as Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has taken over as Wales captain from Sam Warburton for the RBS 6 Nations Championship, the Wales Rugby Union has announced. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845559-alun-wyn-jones-named-as-wales-captain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845559-alun-wyn-jones-named-as-wales-captain/ Leinster's O'Loughlin has home comforts in mind Rory O'Loughlin has home comforts in mind as Leinster bid to secure a Dublin quarter-final in the Champions Cup. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:04:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845503-rory-oloughlin-leinster-castres-champions-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0117/845503-rory-oloughlin-leinster-castres-champions-cup/ Lenihan hails leadership as Munster reach quarters Donal Lenihan has praised the leadership within the Munster squad after the southern province sealed their return to the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup at the weekend. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:04:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845420-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845420-munster/ Hartley to be put through his paces tomorrow Dylan Hartley faces a simulated match on Wednesday that will determine whether he is fit enough to lead England into the RBS 6 Nations. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:02:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845423-hartley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0116/845423-hartley/