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, 17 Jun 2018 13:06:26 +0100 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:06:26 +0100 Sport News Jones feeling the pressure during nightmare tour Could South Africa tour mark the beginning of the end for England's Aussie head coach? Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:16:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971151-jones-pressure-boks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971151-jones-pressure-boks/ Ireland dig deep to secure Under-20 status Ireland had to dig deep to avoid relegation to the World Trophy but in the end did enough to secure a 39-33 victory over Japan in France. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:06:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971126-ireland-dig-deep-to-secure-under-20-status/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971126-ireland-dig-deep-to-secure-under-20-status/ O'Mahony: Series win can be incredible piece of history Peter O'Mahony is eyeing a historic win in Sydney after hailing Ireland's performances to beat Australia in the second Test in Melbourne on Saturday as one of the best of the year. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:09:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970965-omahony-series-win-can-be-incredible-piece-of-history/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970965-omahony-series-win-can-be-incredible-piece-of-history/ Argentina head coach steps down after Wales defeat Argentine head coach Daniel Hourcade has resigned after a second consecutive defeat by Wales left the team with two wins in 17 games. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:33:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971111-argentina-head-coach-steps-down-after-wales-defeat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971111-argentina-head-coach-steps-down-after-wales-defeat/ MacGinty stars as US make history with Scotland defeat Former Connacht fly-half AJ MacGinty was one of the home side's key men as they recorded their first ever victory over a Tier One nation. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:50:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971102-macginty-stars-as-us-make-history-with-scotland-defeat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0617/971102-macginty-stars-as-us-make-history-with-scotland-defeat/ Relieved Schmidt expects 'titanic' third Test Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was delighted to come away with a 26-21 victory against Australia today that sets up a series decider in Sydney next Saturday. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:40:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970971-relieved-schmidt-expects-titanic-third-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970971-relieved-schmidt-expects-titanic-third-test/ Australia unhappy over Cian Healy's 'king hit' on Genia Cian Healy could find himself in disciplinary trouble after Australia coach Michael Cheika questioned his role in scrum-half Will Genia's departure from Ireland's 26-21 second Test victory in Melbourne. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:06:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970979-australia-unhappy-over-cian-healys-king-hit-on-genia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970979-australia-unhappy-over-cian-healys-king-hit-on-genia/ Wales win first Test series in Argentina since 1999 Wales secured their first Test series victory in Argentina since 1999 with a 30-12 victory over the Pumas in Santa Fe. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:40:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/971050-wales-win-first-test-series-in-argentina-since-1999/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/971050-wales-win-first-test-series-in-argentina-since-1999/ Jones compares defeat by South Africa to 'horror movie' Eddie Jones called for England to remain unified after comparing their series-ending defeat by South Africa at Free State Stadium to a "horror movie". Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:35:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/971032-jones-compares-defeat-by-south-africa-to-horror-movie/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/971032-jones-compares-defeat-by-south-africa-to-horror-movie/ South Africa condemn England to sixth straight defeat South Africa profited from a second-half penalty try to inflict more misery on England with a 23-12 victory and a series win in the second Test at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:37:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970999-south-africa-condemn-england-to-fifth-straight-defeat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970999-south-africa-condemn-england-to-fifth-straight-defeat/ Beirne enjoys special moment as he makes Ireland debut Tadhg Beirne enjoyed a special moment in Melbourne when he earned his first cap in Ireland's Test match against Australia. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:08:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970972-beirne-enjoys-special-moment-as-he-makes-ireland-debut/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970972-beirne-enjoys-special-moment-as-he-makes-ireland-debut/ Dominant Ireland dispatch Aussies in Melbourne Ireland levelled their Test series with Australia by pulling off a 26-21 victory in Melbourne on Saturday. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:38:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970951-dominant-ireland-dispatch-aussies-in-melboure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970951-dominant-ireland-dispatch-aussies-in-melboure/ Benjamin the Fall guy as All Blacks beat 14-man France A Jordie Barrett brace inspired New Zealand to a 26-13 victory over 14-man France in Wellington which handed the All Blacks an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match series. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:32:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970948-benjamin-the-fall-guy-as-all-blacks-beat-14-man-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0616/970948-benjamin-the-fall-guy-as-all-blacks-beat-14-man-france/ Leavy paints a 'different picture', says Aussie skipper Dan Leavy will present a different type of threat to Australia when they face Ireland in the second Test in Melbourne, according to Michael Hooper. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:10:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970773-leavy-paints-a-different-picture-says-aussie-skipper/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970773-leavy-paints-a-different-picture-says-aussie-skipper/ Can Ireland improve enough to win? Yes they can RTÉ Sport's man Down Under is in Melbourne ahead of Saturday's second Test between Ireland and Australia. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:16:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970712-can-ireland-improve-enough-to-win-yes-they-can/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970712-can-ireland-improve-enough-to-win-yes-they-can/ O'Mahony determined to avoid back-to-back defeats Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony is determined to avoid consecutive defeats, admitting it was difficult for the camp to revisit last week's game with Australia. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:38:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970704-omahony-determined-to-avoid-back-to-back-defeats/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0615/970704-omahony-determined-to-avoid-back-to-back-defeats/ Ringrose looking to right Irish wrongs against Aussies The Irish camp has been speaking all week on where they felt they came up short in the opening test defeat to Australia. Now Garry Ringrose is itching to get involved and help Ireland level the series. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:19:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970485-ringrose-looking-to-right-irish-wrongs-against-aussies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970485-ringrose-looking-to-right-irish-wrongs-against-aussies/ Schmidt: Conor lost his cool and that is unacceptable Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says his players must improve at the breakdown against Australia after watching Conor Murray lose his cool in the defeat to the Wallabies last weekend. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:18:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970403-schmidt-conor-lost-his-cool-and-that-is-unacceptable/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970403-schmidt-conor-lost-his-cool-and-that-is-unacceptable/ Cheika: 'Maestro' Sexton is a tough rooster Michael Cheika says his Australian team cannot afford to concentrate too much on Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton this weekend, though admitted he is the "maestro" in Joe Schmidt's side. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:44:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970441-cheika-maestro-sexton-is-a-tough-rooster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970441-cheika-maestro-sexton-is-a-tough-rooster/ Jono Gibbes confirmed as La Rochelle Director of Rugby Jono Gibbes has been confirmed as La Rochelle's Director of Rugby, three months after he was granted an early release from Ulster to return to his native New Zealand for family reasons. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:28:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970464-jono-gibbes-confirmed-as-la-rochelle-director-of-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0614/970464-jono-gibbes-confirmed-as-la-rochelle-director-of-rugby/