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, 30 Aug 2015 12:31:13 +0100 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:31:13 +0100 Sport News Henderson hoping he is a lock for World Cup squad Iain Henderson was moving house this weekend - 24 hours after effectively making himself an immovable World Cup option for Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:08:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724477-henderson-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724477-henderson-ireland/ Dagg and Jane left out of All Blacks squad Defending champions New Zealand have announced their 31-man squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, with Waisake Naholo included but Israel Dagg and Cory Jane among those to miss out. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:31:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724440-dagg-and-jane-m/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724440-dagg-and-jane-m/ Probe into abaondoned Irish rugby league game An investigation has been launched into the circumstances which caused the abandonment of Ireland's international against Serbia in Belgrade. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:44:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724467-probe-into-abaondoned-irish-rugby-league-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0830/724467-probe-into-abaondoned-irish-rugby-league-game/ O'Connell warns Ireland have 'a lot to work on' Paul O'Connell admitted Ireland have "a lot to work on" after a disappointing defeat to Wales at the Aviva Stadium in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:09:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724393-oconnell-warns-ireland-have-a-lot-to-work-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724393-oconnell-warns-ireland-have-a-lot-to-work-on/ Rejuvenated Scots put Italy to the sword Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week's win over Italy with a 48-7 triumph in the Edinburgh return. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:36:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724370-scotland-v-italy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724370-scotland-v-italy/ Ireland left with much to ponder after defeat An odd afternoon at the Aviva Stadium saw Wales beat Ireland by 16-10 in an oddity of a match that will have given both coaches food for thought as they finalise their Rugby World Cup 2015 squads. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:02:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724368-ireland-v-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0829/724368-ireland-v-wales/ Column: The crucial calls facing Joe Schmidt RTÉ Sport's Brendan Cole analyses the key factors Joe Schmidt must consider before announcing his 31-man World Cup squad on Sunday. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:34:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724271-column-the-crucial-calls-facing-joe-schmidt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724271-column-the-crucial-calls-facing-joe-schmidt/ Springbok captain De Villiers fit for World Cup Spring Boks captain Jean de Villiers has won his race to be fit in time to be named in South Africa's Rugby World Cup squad. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:19:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724253-spring-bok-captain-de-villiers-fit-for-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724253-spring-bok-captain-de-villiers-fit-for-world-cup/ Video: O'Connell fully focused on Wales Captain Paul O'Connell's last match for the national side at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin comes against the side he made his debut against over 13 years ago, but the veteran lock has no time for sentiment as he prepares to face Wales in Dublin on Saturday. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:55:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724190-paul-oconnell_ireand/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724190-paul-oconnell_ireand/ North battle could decide Kearney's World Cup fate Dave Kearney will go into battle against Wales on Saturday knowing that he could hardly have landed a tougher final World Cup audition. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:00:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724156-north-test-could-decide-kearneys-world-cup-fate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0828/724156-north-test-could-decide-kearneys-world-cup-fate/ VIDEO: Joe Schmidt names strong side to face Wales Rob Kearney, Robbie Henshaw, Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray and Peter O'Mahony have all been named in the Ireland team to play Wales in a World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:43:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723920-schmidt-names-strong-side-to-face-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723920-schmidt-names-strong-side-to-face-wales/ George North returns to face Ireland George North will make his first appearance for five months when Wales continue their World Cup preparations by tackling Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:42:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723912-george-north-returns-to-face-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723912-george-north-returns-to-face-ireland/ Sam Burgess named in England World Cup squad Rugby league convert Sam Burgess has been named in England's World Cup squad. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:02:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723930-sam-burgess/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723930-sam-burgess/ Cipriani misses out on England World Cup squad England are understood to have omitted Danny Cipriani from their World Cup squad. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:12:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0826/723710-cipriani-misses-out-on-england-world-cup-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0826/723710-cipriani-misses-out-on-england-world-cup-squad/ World Rugby seek September assurances from Japan World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament's "financial security" after Tokyo's National Stadium was scrapped as the centrepiece venue. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:31:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723831-japan-set-september-deadline-to-get-world-cup-hous/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0827/723831-japan-set-september-deadline-to-get-world-cup-hous/ Johne Murphy calls time on his career Former Munster player Johne Murphy has announced his retirement from rugby. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:21:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0826/723668-johne-murphy-calls-time-on-his-career/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0826/723668-johne-murphy-calls-time-on-his-career/ VIDEO: McGrath expects tougher Welsh test Jack McGrath is expecting a much more intense match with Wales this Saturday as Ireland continue their preparations for the Rugby World Cup. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:53:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723496-video-jack-mcgrath-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723496-video-jack-mcgrath-ireland/ VIDEO: Healy will be given time to prove fitness Les Kiss has admitted the clock is ticking on Cian Healy's battle for Rugby World Cup fitness. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:53:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723478-andrew-trimble-fitness-boost-for-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723478-andrew-trimble-fitness-boost-for-ireland/ England conduct stern review after France mauling Graham Rowntree admits the forward debacle that underpinned England's defeat in Paris must not happen again. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:47:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723480-england-conduct-stern-review-after-france-mauling/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0825/723480-england-conduct-stern-review-after-france-mauling/ McLaughlin looking for winning start with Leinster New Leinster captain Kevin McLaughlin knows that his friendship with Leo Cullen must take a back seat as he leads the side through the early stages of this season's Guinness PRO12. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:38:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0824/723310-mclaughlin-looking-for-winning-start-with-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0824/723310-mclaughlin-looking-for-winning-start-with-leinster/