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, 26 Jul 2016 07:49:13 +0100 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:49:13 +0100 Sport News Coetzee wants Boks to find new ways to win South Africa coach Allister Coetzee says he wants to change the way the Springboks play so they do not rely solely on brute force to win matches. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0728/805514-coetzee-wants-boks-to-find-new-ways-to-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0728/805514-coetzee-wants-boks-to-find-new-ways-to-win/ English RFU set to resist 6 Nations change Hopes of establishing a more globally-aligned season have receded after the English Rugby Football Union indicated it would be unwilling to move the RBS 6 Nations or autumn schedule. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:49:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0726/804884-english-rfu-set-to-resist-6-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0726/804884-english-rfu-set-to-resist-6-nations/ Munster sign South African lock Kleyn Munster have signed lock Jean Kleyn from the Stormers on a three-year contract. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:42:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0725/804651-munster-sign-south-african-lock-kleyn/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0725/804651-munster-sign-south-african-lock-kleyn/ Kiwi coach Hansen to remain until 2019 World Cup All Blacks coach Steve Hansen set his sights on capturing a record third successive Rugby World Cup title after announcing on Monday he has extended his contract with the side through the 2019 tournament in Japan. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:39:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0725/804581-kiwi-coach-hansen-to-remain-until-2019-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0725/804581-kiwi-coach-hansen-to-remain-until-2019-world-cup/ Haskell gets surgery as he faces six month layoff England international James Haskell has undergone surgery to rectify an injury that could sideline him for six months. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:29:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0719/803420-haskell-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0719/803420-haskell-injury/ Browne warns of 'profound' future risks for rugby IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne says that the changing financial landscape in world rugby causes a 'profound' risk to the sport in the country. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:45:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802723-browne-irfu-warning/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802723-browne-irfu-warning/ IRFU reports no adverse findings in doping battle The IRFU has reported a clean bill of health on the doping front with "no adverse findings" recorded out of 267 tests carried out last season. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802580-irfu-doping-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0715/802580-irfu-doping-report/ Connacht sign Ireland sevens back Josh Rowland Connacht have announced the signing of Irish-qualified back Josh Rowland, who has represented the Ireland sevens team this year. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:18:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0714/802378-connacht-seve/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0714/802378-connacht-seve/ Connacht open Pro12 defence with Warriors battle Reigning champions Connacht will open up their Pro12 campaign against 2014/15 winners Glasgow Warriors at The Sportsground. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:04:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0713/802151-pro12-fixtures-2016-2017-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0713/802151-pro12-fixtures-2016-2017-connacht/ O'Connell returns to Munster in mentoring role Munster rugby has confirmed that former captain Paul O'Connell will return to the province in an advisory role. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:04:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0711/801619-oconnell-returns-to-munster-in-mentoring-role/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0711/801619-oconnell-returns-to-munster-in-mentoring-role/ Wallabies winger Tomane confirms Montpellier move Australia winger Joe Tomane confirmed that he will be leaving the ACT Brumbies for French club Montpellier at the end of the season, robbing the Wallabies of one of their best finishers. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 07:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2016/0705/800204-wallabies-winger-tomane-confirms-montpellier-move/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2016/0705/800204-wallabies-winger-tomane-confirms-montpellier-move/ Niall Morris returns to Leinster Former Leinster player Niall Morris has rejoined the province on a short-term contract from the Leicester Tigers. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:59:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0704/800044-niall-morris-rejoins-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0704/800044-niall-morris-rejoins-leinster/ Cullen welcomes Graham Henry's Leinster arrival World Cup winning coach Graham Henry will join Leinster on a short-term contract ahead of the upcoming season in an advisory role, the province has confirmed. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:28:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0701/799463-henry-to-join-leinster-on-short-term-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0701/799463-henry-to-join-leinster-on-short-term-deal/ Munster award academy contracts to Irish U20 stars Fresh from their exploits at the World Rugby U20 Championship, Vincent O'Brien, Sean O'Connor and Shane Daly have all been awarded Munster Academy contracts for the coming season. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:38:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0630/799288-munster-award-academy-contracts-to-irish-u20-stars/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0630/799288-munster-award-academy-contracts-to-irish-u20-stars/ 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. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:24:13 +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/