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 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:28:51 +0100 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:28:51 +0100 Sport News O'Connell: All Black ties can help Ireland improve Paul O'Connell insists it is "brilliant scheduling" that Ireland must face the record-breaking All Blacks twice in three weeks. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:38:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827356-oconnell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827356-oconnell/ Dan Tuohy set for long-awaited Ulster return Dan Tuohy will make his first start in almost a year for Ulster in their Pro12 derby at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night [7.05pm]. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:28:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827296-dan-tuohy-set-for-long-awaited-ulster-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827296-dan-tuohy-set-for-long-awaited-ulster-return/ Tierney brings fresh faces into November plans Tom Tierney has freshened up his Ireland squad by naming six uncapped players in his 31-woman panel for the looming November Internationals. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:29:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827313-tierney-bring-fresh-faces-into-november-test-plans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1027/827313-tierney-bring-fresh-faces-into-november-test-plans/ Clontarf coach not surprised by Carbery call-up Clontarf head coach Andy Wood believes that the international call-up for Joey Carbery proves the worth of the Ulster Bank League. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:59:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827161-clontarf-coach-not-surprised-by-carbery-call-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827161-clontarf-coach-not-surprised-by-carbery-call-up/ Schmidt names 6 rookies for Autumn Internationals Joe Schmidt will give youth its fling this autumn after naming six uncapped players in his panel for the upcoming November Internationals. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:26:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827119-schmidt-names-six-rookies-for-autumn-international/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827119-schmidt-names-six-rookies-for-autumn-international/ Residency rule can raise Irish standards, Sexton There may come a time in the career of Johnny Sexton that he curses rugby's lawmakers but for now the Ireland out-half has no problem with the residency rule. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:37:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827047-johnny-sexton-ireland-new-zealand-residency/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827047-johnny-sexton-ireland-new-zealand-residency/ Keith Earls to miss Ireland's New Zealand opener Munster's Keith Earls has been handed a two week suspension following his red card in last Saturday's Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors, ruling him out of Ireland's first Autumn test match with New Zealand. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:04:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827042-keith-earls/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/827042-keith-earls/ Heaslip eager to tick New Zealand off 'to do' list The plaudits that came Ireland's way for getting within seconds of beating New Zealand three years ago mean nothing to Jamie Heaslip. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:10:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/826921-jamie-heaslip-ireland-new-zealand-south-africa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/826921-jamie-heaslip-ireland-new-zealand-south-africa/ Fly-on-the-wall doc chronicles historic SA tour A new fly-on-the-wall RTÉ documentary will lift the lid will on Ireland's historic summer tour to South Africa, and offer a unique glimpse into the build-up and reaction to the extraordinary 14-man defeat of the Springboks at Newlands. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:42:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/826961-fly-on-the-wall-documentary/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1026/826961-fly-on-the-wall-documentary/ Aki and Dillane commit futures to Connacht Last season's Pro12 player of the year Bundee Aki and Ireland second-row Ultan Dillane have given Connnacht a huge boost by committing their futures to the province. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:39:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826704-aki-and-dillane-commit-futures-to-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826704-aki-and-dillane-commit-futures-to-connacht/ Cave and Diack back for injury-hit Ulster Darren Cave is back in the frame for Ulster's Pro12 derby with Munster, but Les Kiss has a list of walking wounded after Saturday's Champions Cup defeat of Exeter Chiefs. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:36:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826718-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826718-ulster/ Chris Ashton set for summer move to Toulon Chris Ashton is to join Toulon next season in a move that all but ends his England career. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:57:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826727-chris-ashton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826727-chris-ashton/ Convert Koroibete in Aussie squad for Ireland Test Australia coach Michael Cheika has named rugby league convert Marika Koroibete in his 32-man squad for the season-ending tour of Europe, including a Test against Ireland on 26 November. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:18:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826617-australia-tour-squad-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1025/826617-australia-tour-squad-ireland/ Lenihan: Schmidt re-appointment a game changer Donal Lenihan says the contract extension signed by Joe Schmidt is "brilliant for Irish rugby" and feared the Ireland head coach would leave his current role. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:06:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826565-donal-lenihan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826565-donal-lenihan/ Joe Schmidt agrees new Ireland contract The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will continue in his role up to the end of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:32:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826470-joe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826470-joe/ Ward salutes 'remarkable' European performances RTÉ rugby analyst Tony Ward has paid tribute to the performances of the four Irish provinces in Champions Cup action after a "unique" week in Irish rugby. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:27:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826413-ward-hails-remarkable-european-performances/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826413-ward-hails-remarkable-european-performances/ Mike Ford handed the reins at Toulon Mike Ford has been appointed to take charge of first-team affairs at three-time European champions Toulon. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:56:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826468-mike-ford-handed-the-reins-at-toulon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826468-mike-ford-handed-the-reins-at-toulon/ Thomond farewell 'massive comfort' for O'Gara Ronan O'Gara has hailed the "massive comfort" of Saturday's emotional Thomond Park farewell to late Munster coach Anthony Foley. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:27:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826347-ronan-ogara-anthony-foley-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1024/826347-ronan-ogara-anthony-foley-munster/ Cullen 'ultra cautious' with Sexton and O'Brien Leinster head coach Leo Cullen bemoaned the concession of cheap tries during his side's 22-16 European Champions Cup loss to Montpellier at the Altrad Stadium. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:12:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1023/826282-cullen-ultra-cautious-with-sexton-and-obrien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1023/826282-cullen-ultra-cautious-with-sexton-and-obrien/ Pool-topping Connacht keeping feet on the ground Connacht head coach Pat Lam was not getting carried away after his side emerged as leaders of Champions Cup Pool Two following their eight-try 52-7 demolition of 14-man Zebre. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:07:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1023/826305-pool-topping-connacht-keeping-feet-on-the-ground/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1023/826305-pool-topping-connacht-keeping-feet-on-the-ground/