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 Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:57:13 +0100 Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:57:13 +0100 Sport News Ulster's Nick Williams banned until September Ulster's Nick Williams will miss the rest of the season with his province after being hit with an eight week suspension for striking an opponent. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:39:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0401/691447-ulsters-nick-williams-hit-with-8-week-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0401/691447-ulsters-nick-williams-hit-with-8-week-ban/ Mils Muliaina to end his Connacht stay Connacht has announced that former All-Black Mils Muliaina will leave the province at the end of the season having signed a one-year deal with Italian side Zebre. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:57:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0401/691439-mils-muliaina-to-end-his-connacht-stay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0401/691439-mils-muliaina-to-end-his-connacht-stay/ Jordi Murphy 'hungry' for taste of European glory Leinster's Jordi Murphy is "very hungry" for European success with the three-time European champions but is taking nothing for granted on Saturday against Bath in the Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:51:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0401/691363-murphy-bath-semi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0401/691363-murphy-bath-semi/ Ulster confirm signing of All Black Charles Piutau Ulster have confirmed the signing of New Zealand international Charles Piutau but the All Black will not join the province until July 2016. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:30:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0401/691357-charles-piutau-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0401/691357-charles-piutau-ulster/ North won't play for Northampton in Clermont clash Wales wing George North will not play for Northampton in Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final at Clermont Auvergne after his latest head injury. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:40:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2015/0401/691401-wales-wing-george-north/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2015/0401/691401-wales-wing-george-north/ Ulster's Olding out for nine months with ACL blow Ulster's Stuart Olding will be out for up to nine months with an ACL injury sustained against Cardiff last Friday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:37:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0331/691179-ulsters-olding-out-for-nine-months-with-acl-blow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0331/691179-ulsters-olding-out-for-nine-months-with-acl-blow/ Ian Madigan: Leinster must adapt to beat Bath The team that adapts best to the return of internationals will emerge victorious from Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Bath, according to Ian Madigan. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:33:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0331/691079-ian-madigan-leinster-must-adapt-to-beat-bath/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0331/691079-ian-madigan-leinster-must-adapt-to-beat-bath/ Ulster linked with All Black Charles Piutau New Zealand utility back Charles Piutau has been strong linked with a move to Ulster next season. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:36:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0331/691104-ulster-linked-with-all-black-charles-piutau/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0331/691104-ulster-linked-with-all-black-charles-piutau/ Willie Ruane: Connacht must embrace challenges New Connacht CEO Willie Ruane wants Connacht rugby to embrace the challenge of making a contribution to Irish rugby as the province enters the business end of what has already been a record breaking season. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:45:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0330/690858-ruane-connacht-must-embrace-challenges/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0330/690858-ruane-connacht-must-embrace-challenges/ Browne and Harris-Wright commit to Connacht Connacht have announced contract extensions for forwards Andrew Browne and Jason Harris-Wright. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:21:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0330/690894-browne-and-harris-wright-commit-to-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0330/690894-browne-and-harris-wright-commit-to-connacht/ Ruddock out of Bath clash due to surgery on arm Leinster have confirmed that Rhys Ruddock will miss next Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at Aviva Stadium. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:40:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0329/690663-ruddock-out-of-bath-clash-due-to-surgery-on-arm/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0329/690663-ruddock-out-of-bath-clash-due-to-surgery-on-arm/ Williams cited for incident in clash with Cardiff Nick Williams, the Ulster No 8, has been cited by an independent citing commissioner for allegedly striking Cardiff's Rhys Patchell in their Pro12 match at Kingspan Stadium last Friday. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:11:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0329/690607-williams-cited-for-incident-in-clash-with-cardiff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0329/690607-williams-cited-for-incident-in-clash-with-cardiff/ Munster crush Connacht with six tries Anthony Foley's Munster romped past Connacht 42-20 at Thomond Park in the Pro12 to consolidate their third place position in the table. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:08:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0328/690508-munster-crush-connacht-with-six-tries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0328/690508-munster-crush-connacht-with-six-tries/ Leinster and Glasgow draw in RDS thriller Leinster and Glasgow Warriors earned three points apiece at the end of an enthralling 34-34 Guinness Pro12 draw at the RDS. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:06:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690227-leinster-v-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690227-leinster-v-glasgow/ Ulster give Cardiff a dose of the blues Ulster kept up the pressure on Guinness Pro12 leaders Glasgow with a 36-17 win over Cardiff Blues in Belfast. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:48:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690231-ulster-v-cardiff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690231-ulster-v-cardiff/ Ulster Bank League round-up Defending champions Clontarf became the third team to qualify for the Division 1A play-offs when they beat Cork Constitution 43-28 in a high-scoring Ulster Bank League clash on Saturday afternoon. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:15:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2015/0328/690547-ulster-bank-league-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/ail/2015/0328/690547-ulster-bank-league-round-up/ Paul O'Connell named Player of the Championship Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has been named as Six Nations Player of the Championship. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0327/690282-paul-oconnell-ireland-player-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0327/690282-paul-oconnell-ireland-player-championship/ Pro12 - Munster and Connacht make changes Anthony Foley has named a strong Munster side to face Connacht in the Pro12, again naming Denis Hurley as captain and including a number of returning internationals to the side. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0326/689935-pro12-teams-big-guns-back-for-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0326/689935-pro12-teams-big-guns-back-for-leinster/ Fanzones to add to Rugby World Cup experience More than one million people are expected to attend 15 Rugby World Cup fanzones when the tournament takes place this autumn. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0326/689899-rugby-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/2015/0326/689899-rugby-world-cup/ Irish provinces return to Pro12 action Tadhg Peavoy looks ahead to tonight's Guinness Pro12 home fixtures for Ulster and Leinster. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690166-irish-provinces-return-to-pro12-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0327/690166-irish-provinces-return-to-pro12-action/