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 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:33:53 +0100 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:33:53 +0100 Sport News Muldoon 'pleased' to draw European big guns Connacht captain John Muldoon has declared himself as "pretty pleased" with the province's Champions Cup draw. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:11:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ Connacht aiming to defy European odds Connacht will dine at the top table in European rugby with serious ambitions of upsetting more of the establishment. The bookies however are sceptical of mirroring last season's results in the upcoming Champions Cup. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:33:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ Champions Cup draw pits O'Gara against Munster Ronan O'Gara will be welcomed back to Thomond Park as the enemy after his Racing 92 side were drawn against Munster in the pool stage of next season's Champions Cup Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:37:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ Luke Fitzgerald announces retirement from rugby Ireland and Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 28 due to a neck injury. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:53:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798638-luke-fitzgerald/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798638-luke-fitzgerald/ Tadhg Beirne switches from Leinster to Scarlets Scarlets have confirmed the signing of Leinster second row Tadhg Beirne. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:49:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798658-tadhg-beirne-leinster-scarlets/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0628/798658-tadhg-beirne-leinster-scarlets/ Henderson turning sights to New Zealand Ireland's tour of South Africa ended in disappointment on Saturday but second-row Iain Henderson is targeting more history in November as he sets his sights on New Zealand. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:07:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798283-henderson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798283-henderson/ Irish Olympic sevens dreams over after Russia loss Ireland's women's sevens team will not be competing in the Rio Olympics after losing out to Russia in the semi-final's of the Dublin 7s Olympic qualifier tournament at UCD. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:58:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798273-sevens/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0626/798273-sevens/ Schmidt refuses to point finger over Le Roux card Ireland coach Joe Schmidt would not be drawn on the referee's performance in Saturday's series decider against South Africa after Springboks full-back Willie le Roux was given only a yellow card for a dangerous collision with Tiernan O'Halloran. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:55:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798204-schmidt-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798204-schmidt-reaction/ Ruthless England much too good for Irish Under-20s England ran out deserving winners to collect their third World Rugby Under-20 Championship title after dominating proceedings throughout a 45-21 triumph at the AJ Bell Stadium. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:27:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798201-ruthless-england-under-20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798201-ruthless-england-under-20s/ South Africa stand firm to deny Ireland South Africa clinched a Test series victory over Ireland in dramatic fashion in Port Elizabeth as they produced a brilliant defensive effort to deny the tourists at the death and hold on for a 19-13 win. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:51:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798184-south-africa-19-13-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798184-south-africa-19-13-ireland/ Thrilling win sees England whitewash Wallabies A ruthless England side racked up a record score to beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday, inflicting a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:50:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798145-australia-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798145-australia-england/ Laidlaw's boot gets Scotland off hook in Japan Greig Laidlaw came off the bench to kick four late penalties as Scotland secured an undeserved 21-16 win over a gutsy Japan side in the second Test in Tokyo. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:23:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798152-laidlaws-boot-gets-scotland-out-of-jail-in-japan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798152-laidlaws-boot-gets-scotland-out-of-jail-in-japan/ Barrett leads New Zealand to Wales annihilation Wales slumped to their heaviest defeat to New Zealand in 13 years as Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a 46-6 victory in the third Test in Dunedin. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:57:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798119-barrett-leads-new-zealand-to-wales-annihilation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0625/798119-barrett-leads-new-zealand-to-wales-annihilation/ History awaits on huge Irish sporting weekend Irish sporting attention will be focused primarily on events in Lyon this weekend, but on the Eastern Cape of South Africa the country's elite rugby players are also venturing into uncharted waters. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:16:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798020-history-awaits-on-huge-irish-sporting-weekend/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798020-history-awaits-on-huge-irish-sporting-weekend/ Nothing short of series triumph will satisfy Best Rory Best says Ireland have no intention of 'hiding behind' their historic first test victory over South Africa, and is determined to lead the country to one of its greatest performances in this weekend's series decider. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:02:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797995-best-final-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797995-best-final-test/ Farrell urges Ireland to take series opportunity Andy Farrell says the defensive role he has within the Irish team management has met expectations and admitted it would be "fantastic" to end his first tour with a series victory against South Africa. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:28:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798001-farrell-urges-fantastic-ireland-to-seal-series/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798001-farrell-urges-fantastic-ireland-to-seal-series/ Ireland unchanged in bid for Under-20 glory Ireland have named an unchanged side for their World Under-20 Championship final against England. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:29:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798017-under-20/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/798017-under-20/ Boks target tactical improvement to secure series South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss says the Springbok' tactical approach must improve pressure if they are to win the decisive test series game against Ireland on Saturday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:52:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797951-springboks-target-tactical-improvement-to-secure-series-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797951-springboks-target-tactical-improvement-to-secure-series-win/ Danny Cipriani found guilty of drink-driving England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink-driving after getting behind the wheel having spent the night drinking cocktails and champagne. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:37:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797878-danny-cipriani-found-guilty-of-drink-driving/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0624/797878-danny-cipriani-found-guilty-of-drink-driving/ Earls ready for '80 minutes of pure hell' Keith Earls says that "80 minutes of pure hell and battle" stand between Ireland and a "special" series victory over South Africa. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:59:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0623/797760-earls-ready-for-80-minutes-of-pure-hell-in-boks-showdown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0623/797760-earls-ready-for-80-minutes-of-pure-hell-in-boks-showdown/