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 Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:41:00 +0100 Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:41:00 +0100 Sport News Mils Muliaina is charged with sexual assault Former Connacht back Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault and will appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on 7 August. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 19:09:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0704/712672-mils-mul/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0704/712672-mils-mul/ Highlanders blow away Hurricanes for Super victory Eliot Dixon scored one try and set up another as the Otago Highlanders beat the Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 to win their first Super Rugby title. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:41:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0704/712599-highlanders-hurricanes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0704/712599-highlanders-hurricanes/ Ireland, France, Italy & SA fight to host 2023 RWC Ireland will take on France, Italy and South Africa for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the four countries were officially confirmed as the bidders for the competition. Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:02:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0703/712437-rwc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0703/712437-rwc/ Mitchell and Giteau selected for Australia Australia coach Michael Cheika has included France-based backs Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell in his 40-man training squad for the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:29:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0702/712104-mitchell-and-giteau-selected-for-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0702/712104-mitchell-and-giteau-selected-for-australia/ Owens to referee Ireland's WC clash with France Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland's crunch Pool D Rugby World Cup clash with France on 11 October. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 23:04:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/712029-owens-rwc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/712029-owens-rwc/ Israel Folau pens new three-year deal with the ARU Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has signed a three-year extension to his national contract in a coup for the embattled Australian Rugby Union. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:22:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/711862-israel-folau-pens-new-three-year-deal-with-the-aru/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/711862-israel-folau-pens-new-three-year-deal-with-the-aru/ 'Horrible' training sessions in store for England Graham Rowntree insists England will continue "pushing themselves to the limit" in defiance of the heatwave sweeping the country in their pursuit of being the fittest team at the home World Cup. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0630/711726-england-training/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0630/711726-england-training/ Ireland name training squad for Belgium game Ireland's rugby league side have named a training squad ahead of their upcoming game against Belgium. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 18:24:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/712024-ireland-rugby-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0701/712024-ireland-rugby-league/ Fife and Toolis added to Scotland training squad Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has added Edinburgh duo Dougie Fife and Ben Toolis to his pre-World Cup training squad. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:33:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711547-edinburgh-duo-dougie-fife-and-ben-toolis/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711547-edinburgh-duo-dougie-fife-and-ben-toolis/ UCD to host women's world sevens series qualifier Ireland will host the World Rugby Women's Sevens series qualifier 2015 with UCD the venue for the event from 22-23 August, it has been announced. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:34:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711362-womens-sevens/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711362-womens-sevens/ Du Preez latest injury concern for Springboks Scrum-half Fourie du Preez faces up to six weeks on the sidelines with torn medial collateral ligaments in his knee in the latest injury blow to South Africa ahead of the World Cup in England. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:26:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711541-fourie-du-preez/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0629/711541-fourie-du-preez/ Steyn, Fourie back in Springbok squad of 49 World Cup winners Frans Steyn and Jaque Fourie have been recalled to an extended Springbok squad for their first five matches of the year, the South African Rugby Union said on Saturday. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:26:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0627/711047-steyn-fourie-back-in-springbok-squad-of-49/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0627/711047-steyn-fourie-back-in-springbok-squad-of-49/ O'Connor backs Cullen as Leinster coach Former Leinster boss Matt O'Connor has spoken about the disappointing season that led to his departure, and backed Leo Cullen to succeed him as head coach. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:17:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0625/710656-matt-oconnor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0625/710656-matt-oconnor/ Ian Keatley left out of Ireland summer Test squad Munster out-half Ian Keatley has been left out of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt's 45-man squad for the four-Test match summer series against Scotland, Wales and England. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:39:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0624/710393-ireland-rugby-training-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0624/710393-ireland-rugby-training-squad/ Isa Nacewa: Returning to Leinster a 'no-brainer' Isa Nacewa has said he is coming back to Leinster to win trophies, and that his body is "really good condition" after two years out of playing. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:30:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0623/710148-isa-nacewa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0623/710148-isa-nacewa/ Tana Umaga unveiled as new Blues coach Former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga has been named as the new coach of struggling Super Rugby side the Blues. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:30:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0623/709903-tana-umaga-unveiled-as-new-blues-coach/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0623/709903-tana-umaga-unveiled-as-new-blues-coach/ Emerging Ireland ease past Georgia in Tbilisi Emerging Ireland made it three bonus point wins on the trot as they saw off the challenge of hosts Georgia 45-12 before lifting the World Rugby Tbilisi Cup for the first time. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:24:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0621/709598-emerging-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0621/709598-emerging-ireland/ Ireland U20s see off Scotland for seventh place Ireland finished the World Rugby U20 Championship on a high note when they secured seventh place with a battling 17-9 win over Scotland at Stadio Zaffanella. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:45:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709448-ireland-scotland-under-20/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709448-ireland-scotland-under-20/ Nine changes for Emerging Ireland in Georgia clash Nine changes have been made to the Emerging Ireland starting line-up for tomorrow's clash with Georgia from the side that overpowered Uruguay 33-7 in the Tbilisi Cup. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:35:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709434-nine-changes-for-emerging-ireland-in-georgia-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709434-nine-changes-for-emerging-ireland-in-georgia-clash/ Deal struck to end Italy players' strike Italy's rugby bosses have brokered a deal to end the players' strike and set their World Cup preparations back on track. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 17:32:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709467-italy-dispute/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0620/709467-italy-dispute/