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, 2 Dec 2016 23:52:38 +0000 Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:52:38 +0000 Sport News Munster more 'gutsy' than great, says Erasmus Johan Erasmus declined to read much into Munster's position at the top of the Pro12 table, insisting the standings at this stage of the season are "secondary". Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:32:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836210-johan-erasmus-munster-glasgow-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836210-johan-erasmus-munster-glasgow-pro12/ Wales flanker Dan Lydiate a doubt for Six Nations Wales flanker Dan Lydiate is a doubt for the Six Nations after suffering knee ligament damage. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:52:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836223-wales-flanker-dan-lydiate-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836223-wales-flanker-dan-lydiate-six-nations/ Munster rescue victory with late goal in Glasgow Munster stay top of the Pro12 after pulling out another late play to deny Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:43:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836182-glasgow-v-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836182-glasgow-v-munster/ Pro12 teams: Carbery and McGrath back for Leinster Ireland internationals Joey Carbery and Luke McGrath will be back in action for Leinster tomorrow when they host Dragons at the RDS. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:49:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835787-pro12-teams-munster-make-six-changes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835787-pro12-teams-munster-make-six-changes/ Pocock will want to go out on a high - Moore Stephen Moore has urged his Australia team to send David Pocock into his sabbatical with a victory over England to cherish. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:59:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836133-david-pocock/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/836133-david-pocock/ Jackman: November Series bodes well for future The November Series has paved the way for Ireland to make a real impact at the 2019 World Cup, according to Bernard Jackman. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 23:45:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835893-bernard-jackman-ireland-australia-jackson-carbery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835893-bernard-jackman-ireland-australia-jackson-carbery/ Jones has a chip on his shoulder, claims Cheika Michael Cheika believes Eddie Jones has manufactured a "chip on his shoulder" against Australia in a bid to create a siege mentality with England. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:25:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/835939-jones-has-a/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1202/835939-jones-has-a/ Payne a doubt for Six Nations after kidney injury Jared Payne could miss the Six Nations after suffering a kidney injury in Ireland's win over Australia. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:04:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835840-jared-payne-andrew-trimble-ulster-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835840-jared-payne-andrew-trimble-ulster-ireland/ Toner signs new deal with the IRFU Devin Toner has agreed a three-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2020. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:04:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835753-toner-signs-new-deal-with-the-irfu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835753-toner-signs-new-deal-with-the-irfu/ Douglas recalled for Australia clash with England Australia coach Michael Cheika has recalled lock Kane Douglas and number eight Lopeti Timani among four changes adding size to the side for Saturday's final test of the autumn series against England at Twickenham. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:05:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835874-australia-team-to-play-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1201/835874-australia-team-to-play-england/ Bowe welcomes bonus-point system for Six Nations Tommy Bowe has welcomed the introduction of bonus points to the Six Nations and says it will "add to the drama of the campaign". Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:52:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835578-tommy-bowe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835578-tommy-bowe/ Stander: Axel's death has reunited Munster Rugby Writers Player of the Year CJ Stander believes the untimely death of Anthony Foley has galvanised the squad and improved team spirit. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:05:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835359-cj-stander-anthony-foley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835359-cj-stander-anthony-foley/ Bonus points to discourage 'creeping' to finale Six Nations chief executive John Feehan says the new bonus point system is aimed at stopping teams "creeping" towards the final fixture. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:45:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835567-john-feehan-six-nations-bonus-points-rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835567-john-feehan-six-nations-bonus-points-rte/ Bonus points to be introduced for Six Nations A bonus points system will be introduced in the next RBS 6 Nations championship in 2017, the Six Nations Council has announced. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:13:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835497-bonus-points-to-be-introduced-to-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1130/835497-bonus-points-to-be-introduced-to-six-nations/ Stander honoured by rugby writers with top award Ireland and Munster back row forward CJ Stander has been named as the Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:34:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835331-rugby-writers-award-cj-stander/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835331-rugby-writers-award-cj-stander/ Mumm escapes ban for Furlong tackle Dean Mumm has escaped further punishment for his tip tackle on Tadhg Furlong at the weekend after the independent Disciplinary Committee concluded that the offence wasn't worthy of a red card. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:31:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835274-dean-mumm/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835274-dean-mumm/ Healy may make Connacht return against Treviso Matt Healy may make his return for Connacht this weekend after a two-month lay-off with a broken hand. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:38:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835279-connacht-munster-injury-updates-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1129/835279-connacht-munster-injury-updates-pro12/ Connacht honoured at Galway civic reception The Connacht rugby team have been honoured by a civic reception in Galway following their Pro12 final triumph last season. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:07:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/835080-connacht-team-honoured-at-galway-civic-repection/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/835080-connacht-team-honoured-at-galway-civic-repection/ Lenihan hails 'phenomenal' Irish achievement Former Ireland international Donal Lenihan believes that beating the Southern Hemisphere's 'Big Three' in the same year is a key moment in Ireland's development, and that Joe Schmidt's team are now among the top three sides in the world. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:12:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/835081-donal-lenihan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/835081-donal-lenihan/ Dempsey: Leinster & Ireland will put Sexton first Girvan Dempsey insisted that both club and country would unite in putting Johnny Sexton's best interests first when the Leinster backs coach was questioned about the prospect of affording the out-half a break from the game. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:09:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/834989-leinster_sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1128/834989-leinster_sexton/