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 Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:51:02 +0100 Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:51:02 +0100 Sport News Jared Payne out of Ireland team to face France Cian Healy, Devin Toner and Rob Kearney have all been named in the Ireland team to play France in Sunday's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool D game at the Millennium Stadium. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:50:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1009/733604-ireland-team-to-play-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1009/733604-ireland-team-to-play-france/ Schmidt: Extra rest the big prize for winning pool Joe Schmidt has insisted the incentive of an extra day's rest is the driving force behind Ireland's desire to beat France - and not the carrot of avoiding New Zealand. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:51:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733636-schmidt-extra-rest-the-big-prize-for-winning-pool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733636-schmidt-extra-rest-the-big-prize-for-winning-pool/ Ireland not fazed by French 'noise' - Rob Kearney Rob Kearney has brushed off French attempts to destabilise Ireland's build-up to Sunday's vital World Cup clash as "unnecessary noise". Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:51:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733637-ireland-not-fazed-by-french-noise-rob-kearney/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733637-ireland-not-fazed-by-french-noise-rob-kearney/ Saint-Andre tries to heap pressure on Ireland France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has ordered his team to go all-out to 'unnerve' Ireland. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:47:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733593-saint-andre-tries-to-heap-pressure-on-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733593-saint-andre-tries-to-heap-pressure-on-ireland/ Permutations: What would a win over France mean? How important is this weekend's match against France? Brendan Cole looks at potential paths to the final and what a win would mean for Joe Schmidt's men. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:33:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733337-permutations-what-would-a-win-over-france-mean/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733337-permutations-what-would-a-win-over-france-mean/ Wallabies full-back glad he switched codes Australia fullback Israel Folau has overcome an ankle injury to face Wales in Saturday's Pool A decider at Twickenham. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:51:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733652-wallabies-full-back/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733652-wallabies-full-back/ England deny approaching Nick Mallett The English Rugby Football Union has denied making contact with Nick Mallett over the role of England head coach. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:42:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733590-england-deny-approaching-nick-mallett/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733590-england-deny-approaching-nick-mallett/ Louis Picamoles starts at eight for France Number eight Louis Picamoles will start France's Pool D decider against Ireland on Sunday as one of two changes to the team who beat Canada in their previous Rugby World Cup game. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 11:15:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733520-france-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1009/733520-france-team/ Schmidt to reveal team to face France today Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will reveal his team to face France in Ireland's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool D match later this afternoon. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 09:53:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733149-schmidt-to-reveal-team-to-face-france-today/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733149-schmidt-to-reveal-team-to-face-france-today/ Genia hails fellow scrum-half Davies Australia's Will Genia is wary of the threat posed by Wales' Gareth Davies, believing the scrum-half to be among the finest at this year's World Cup. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:04:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1008/733279-genia-hails-fellow-scrum-half-davies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1008/733279-genia-hails-fellow-scrum-half-davies/ Warren Gatland makes six changes to Wales team Wales have made six changes, while Sean McMahon replaces the banned Michael Hooper for Australia ahead of Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider between the sides at Twickenham. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:06:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733287-gatland-make-six-changes-to-wales-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733287-gatland-make-six-changes-to-wales-team/ Finn Russell fit to start for Scotland Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell has recovered from injury to take his place in the side for their final Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa in Newcastle on Saturday. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:41:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733308-finn-russell-fit-to-start-for-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1008/733308-finn-russell-fit-to-start-for-scotland/ Column: Why the Tuilagi Tweeters have got it wrong Alesana Tuilagi's five-week suspension has attracted strong criticism from players, journalists and fans - read Brendan Cole on the incident and why the decision was correct. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:05:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733125-column-tuilagi-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733125-column-tuilagi-ban/ VIDEO: Ireland's Mike Ross on France Prop Mike Ross has identified one good reason why Ireland should go for broke on Sunday against France. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 21:45:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733160-mike-ross-on-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733160-mike-ross-on-france/ Georgia edge out Namibia in error-strewn game Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze broke stubborn Namibia to inspire his side to a nervy second win of the World Cup in Exeter. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 23:35:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733177-georgia-edge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733177-georgia-edge/ Easterby: Irish have fully fit squad to pick from Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby has hailed the work of the squad's medical and conditioning staff as Ireland head into their final Rugby World Cup Pool D match with France with a full squad to choose from. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:45:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733074-easterby-irish-have-fully-fit-squad-to-pick-from/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733074-easterby-irish-have-fully-fit-squad-to-pick-from/ Habana leads Springboks' demolition of USA Winger Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 Rugby World Cup tries with a hat-trick for South Africa, who qualified for the quarter-finals as Pool B winners after a 64-0 demolition of the United States. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 19:20:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733116-live-scoring-south-africa-v-usa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733116-live-scoring-south-africa-v-usa/ Devin Toner dismisses Sexton-Zlatan comment Ireland "couldn't even fathom" French characterisation of Johnny Sexton as a "big-time" personality in the Zlatan Ibrahimovic mould, according to lock Devin Toner. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:22:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733073-devin-toner-ireland-france-zlatan-johnny-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1007/733073-devin-toner-ireland-france-zlatan-johnny-sexton/ Column: Ireland got the wake up call they needed Life has a habit of giving you an almighty kick up the back side, just when you think you're on cloud nine. And that's exact what Ireland got on Sunday in east London, writes RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:06:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732793-column-ireland-get-the-wake-up-call-they-needed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/1006/732793-column-ireland-get-the-wake-up-call-they-needed/ Ireland women to face England in November The Ireland women's team will play an autumn international against England at the Twickenham Stoop on 14 November. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:49:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733048-ireland-women-to-face-england-in-november/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1007/733048-ireland-women-to-face-england-in-november/