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, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 Sport News Irish World Cup bid boosted by review visit - Potts Ireland's Rugby World Cup Oversight Board Bid Director Kevin Potts believes that the timing could not have been better for the visit of the World Rugby Technical Review Group. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:09:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862128-irish-world-cup-bid-board-boosted-by-review-visit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862128-irish-world-cup-bid-board-boosted-by-review-visit/ RTÉ Rugby Podcast: Irish options for tour captain Hugh Cahill and Michael Corcoran are joined by Damien Varley to looking back on the main Irish talking points from the Six Nations, who could be in Warren Gatland's Lions squad, the return of Europe and Ireland's RWC2023 hosting ambitions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862088-rt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862088-rt/ Jones ahead of Best for Lions captaincy, says Johnson Two-time Lions captain Martin Johnson believes Alun Wyn Jones is ahead of Rory Best in the pecking order to skipper the Lions tour to New Zealand this summer. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862046-martin-johnson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862046-martin-johnson/ Referees named for Lions tour of New Zealand World Rugby confirmed that 36-year-old South African official Jaco Peyper will control the first Test on June 24 in Auckland. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:37:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862071-referees-named-for-lions-tour-of-new-zealand/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862071-referees-named-for-lions-tour-of-new-zealand/ Hogg named Six Nations player of championship Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg was named Six Nations player of the championship on Thursday for the second year in a row. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:21:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862053-hogg-named-six-nations-player-of-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862053-hogg-named-six-nations-player-of-championship/ Carolan & Duffy included in new Connacht coaching team Connacht Academy manager Nigel Carolan and forwards coach Jimmy Duffy have both been confirmed as part of incoming coach Kieran Keane's new coaching team. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:22:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862038-connacht-carlona-duffy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/862038-connacht-carlona-duffy/ Marshall to make ton up for strengthened Ulster Luke Marshall is set to win his 100th Ulster cap as the province is bolstered by returning internationals for their Pro12 trip to face Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday at Rodney Parade, 7.35pm. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:22:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/861988-marshall-to-make-ton-up-against-dragons/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0323/861988-marshall-to-make-ton-up-against-dragons/ IRFU promise a World Cup 'like no other' Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Irish Rugby Football Union's chief executive Philip Browne. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:40:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0322/861845-irfu-promise-a-world-cup-like-no-other/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0322/861845-irfu-promise-a-world-cup-like-no-other/ Ultan Dillane ruled out for rest of season Ultan Dillane has been ruled out for the rest of the season after going under the knife to rectify a shoulder problem. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:02:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861434-ultan-dillane-ruled-out-for-rest-of-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861434-ultan-dillane-ruled-out-for-rest-of-season/ Dave Foley to leave Munster for Top 14 club Pau Munster second row Dave Foley will leave the province at the end of the season to join Top 14 side Pau. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861467-dave-foley-to-leave-munster-for-top-14-club-pau/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861467-dave-foley-to-leave-munster-for-top-14-club-pau/ Montpellier want compensation for cancelled Racing game Montpellier have demanded that France's rugby bosses pay their six-figure expenses for Saturday's postponed Top 14 clash with Racing 92. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:19:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861472-montpellier-want-compensation-for-cancelled-racing-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861472-montpellier-want-compensation-for-cancelled-racing-game/ Rugby chiefs land in Dublin for World Cup bid review World Rugby officials have landed in Dublin and will visit the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park as part of their review of Ireland's bid to host to 2023 World Cup. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:40:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861384-world-rugby-chiefs-land-in-dublin-for-crucial-bid-revie/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861384-world-rugby-chiefs-land-in-dublin-for-crucial-bid-revie/ No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North Six Nations officials have announced no clear evidence could be found that Wales wing George North was bitten by a France player during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash in Paris. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:05:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0321/861313-george-north/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0321/861313-george-north/ What next for Ireland ahead of summer tour? The Against the Head panel of Eddie O'Sullivan, Gavin Duffy and Brent Pope discuss the options for Joe Schmidt for Ireland's summer tour. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:19:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861247-against-the-head-ireland-summer-tour-options/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861247-against-the-head-ireland-summer-tour-options/ Starting O'Mahony worked out, says Byrne Shane Byrne reckons that if Ireland pulled a fast one by adding Peter O'Mahony to the starting line-up just ahead of kick off against England, then it "worked a treat". Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:04:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0320/861241-shane-byrne-ireland-england-jamie-heaslip-game-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0320/861241-shane-byrne-ireland-england-jamie-heaslip-game-on/ Jones: England would beat Ireland six times out of ten Despite a defeat in which the Irish try-line was never threatened, Eddie Jones insists England would win a minimum six times if the rivals were to meet on 10 more occasions. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:55:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861231-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861231-eddie-jones-ireland-england-six-nations/ Irish duo Murray and Stander in line for player award Scrum-half Conor Murray and flanker CJ Stander are on the shortlist for this season's RBS 6 Nations player of the championship. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:04:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861104-irish-duo-murray-and-stander-in-line-for-player-award/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861104-irish-duo-murray-and-stander-in-line-for-player-award/ Former Leinster boss O'Connor makes Tigers return Former Leinster boss Matt O'Connor is to return to Leicester Tigers as head coach. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:10:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861226-matt-oconor-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0320/861226-matt-oconor-leicester/ What we learned from the 2017 Six Nations England have a way to go to emulate past achievements, Ireland's embarrassment of riches in the back row and just how good are Scotland? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:11:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860896-what-we-learned-from-the-2017-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860896-what-we-learned-from-the-2017-six-nations/ 'He's a warrior' - captain Best hails Sexton influence Rory Best believes Ireland team-mate Johnny Sexton is back to his "nightmare" best - just in time for the summer's British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:52:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860915-best-on-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0319/860915-best-on-sexton/