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 Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:22:13 +0000 Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:22:13 +0000 Sport News Mike Brown back in England contention England full-back Mike Brown is expected to be available for the RBS 6 Nations showdown with Scotland as he enters the final stage of his recovery from concussion. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:25:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0304/684510-mike-brown-back-in-england-contention/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0304/684510-mike-brown-back-in-england-contention/ Conor Murray hails 'biggest' win of Schmidt era Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray feels that Ireland's ability to execute their own gameplan in the heat of battle against England was key to their 19-9 victory in the Six Nations last Sunday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:22:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684240-conor-murray-executing-our-own-gameplan-was-key/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684240-conor-murray-executing-our-own-gameplan-was-key/ Column: Wales will be Ireland's biggest challenge RTÉ Rugby analyst Conor O'Shea says that Ireland's win over England was one to be savoured but that the approaching clash with Wales will be Ireland's biggest challenge in the Six Nations. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:11:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684159-irelands-battle-with-wales-a-huge-challenge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684159-irelands-battle-with-wales-a-huge-challenge/ Andrew Trimble agrees two-year deal with Ulster Ulster have been boosted by the news that Andrew Trimble will be with the province until at least 2017 after agreeing a new two-year deal with the IRFU and Ulster Rugby. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:05:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0303/684223-andrew-trimble-agrees-two-year-deal-with-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0303/684223-andrew-trimble-agrees-two-year-deal-with-ulster/ Schmidt, Sexton, Henshaw 'noticed' by All Blacks Ireland's Six Nations victory over England hasn't gone unnoticed in the southern hemisphere, with the All Blacks' website singing the praises of Joe Schmidt's team. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:43:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684209-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684209-ireland/ Luke Marshall, Roger Wilson and Ben Te'o are cited Ulster pair Luke Marshall and Roger Wilson, and Leinster's Ben Te'o have all been cited over alleged foul play during their sides respective Guinness Pro12 games last weekend. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0303/684222-marshall-wilson-and-teo-are-cited/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0303/684222-marshall-wilson-and-teo-are-cited/ Papé appeal over Heaslip knee ban dismissed France's Pascal Papé has lost his appeal against the 10-week ban he received for kneeing Jamie Heaslip during Ireland's 19-11 RBS 6 Nations win. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:24:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684230-pape-appeal-over-heaslip-knee-ban-dismissed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684230-pape-appeal-over-heaslip-knee-ban-dismissed/ Momentum with Ireland but the war is far from won Ireland now have the momentum in the RBS 6 Nations Championship, but there is room for improvement, says Tadhg Peavoy. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:34:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684020-momentum-with-ireland-but-the-war-is-far-from-won/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684020-momentum-with-ireland-but-the-war-is-far-from-won/ Billy Vunipola: England can still win Six Nations Billy Vunipola insists England must draw inspiration from Wales' recent revival as they seek to rebuild their own RBS 6 Nations title aspirations. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:51:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684090-billy-vunipola-england-can-still-win-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684090-billy-vunipola-england-can-still-win-six-nations/ Connacht lose Niyi Adeolokun to injury Connacht will be without winger Niyi Adeolokun for up to three weeks after he sustained a knee injury during last Sunday's Pro12 win over Treviso. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:43:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2015/0303/684198-connacht-lose-niyi-adeolokun-for-weeks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2015/0303/684198-connacht-lose-niyi-adeolokun-for-weeks/ Zebo: Murray and Sexton the perfect half-back pair Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have proved they are the best half-back combination in world rugby, according to Ireland team-mate Simon Zebo, as the IRFU revealed today that the out-half's hamstring injury is a 'minor' one. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:57:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683900-zebo-murray-and-sexton-are-perfect-half-back-pair/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683900-zebo-murray-and-sexton-are-perfect-half-back-pair/ Venues announced for 2019 Rugby World Cup The stadium where Ireland beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in the 2002 Soccer World Cup has been selected as one of the venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:45:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/684001-venues-announced-for-2019-rugby-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/684001-venues-announced-for-2019-rugby-world-cup/ IRFU bids for 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup The IRFU has announced that is has submitted a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017 at locations in Dublin and Belfast. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:44:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0302/683893-irfu-bid-for-2017-womens-rugby-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0302/683893-irfu-bid-for-2017-womens-rugby-world-cup/ Sam Warburton should be fit to face Ireland Wales captain Sam Warburton is expected to be fit for the vital RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland on 14 March. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:15:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684003-warburton-expected-to-face-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684003-warburton-expected-to-face-ireland/ VIDEO: Six Nations Moments - Week 3 Our selection of the most memorable moments from the third weekend of the 2015 Six Nations Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:19:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0301/683738-video-six-nations-moments-week-3/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0301/683738-video-six-nations-moments-week-3/ James Haskell: Ireland got away with a lot James Haskell insists Ireland "got away with a lot" in England's 19-9 RBS 6 Nations defeat in Dublin but says he can only admire the champions' canny approach. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:16:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683920-james-haskell-ireland-got-away-with-a-lot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683920-james-haskell-ireland-got-away-with-a-lot/ Cruciate woe ends Morgan Parra's Six Nations France scrum-half Morgan Parra will miss the rest of the RBS 6 Nations after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during the first half of Saturday's defeat to Wales in Paris. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:36:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683948-ligament-woe-ends-morgan-parras-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683948-ligament-woe-ends-morgan-parras-six-nations/ Against the Head: Win a coaching session Against the Head and RaboDirect are offering clubs and schools of all levels the opportunity to win a 'RaboDirect Specialist Coaching Session' with two of Ireland's highest rated professional coaches. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:34:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/683911-against-the-head-win-a-coaching-session/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/683911-against-the-head-win-a-coaching-session/ Paul O'Connell: Ireland are hitting new heights Paul O'Connell believes Ireland could be building the best Test side of his lengthy career as Joe Schmidt's men start to home in on an RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:36:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0301/683760-oconnell-believes-ireland-are-hitting-new-heights/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0301/683760-oconnell-believes-ireland-are-hitting-new-heights/ Try against England 'a dream' for Henshaw Man of the Match Robbie Henshaw has described scoring his first ever international try at home against England as a "dream". Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:38:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0301/683757-scoring-against-england-a-dream-for-henshaw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0301/683757-scoring-against-england-a-dream-for-henshaw/