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, 19 Jul 2017 05:35:57 +0100 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:35:57 +0100 Sport News Warrior Stringer makes Worcester latest port of call Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer is on the move again after signing a six-month deal with Worcester Warriors. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:21:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0720/891699-peter-stringer-warriors/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0720/891699-peter-stringer-warriors/ South African sides set to be unveiled in new Pro14 The addition of South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the Guinness PRO12 is expected to be rubber-stamped in the next week when the worst kept secret in rugby is finally revealed. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:35:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0718/891312-south/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0718/891312-south/ All Black Ben Smith to take sabbatical All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is expected to take a sabbatical and miss eight of the world champions' test matches later this year, according to local media on Sunday. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:41:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0716/890610-ben-smith-to-take/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0716/890610-ben-smith-to-take/ Tonga qualify for Rugby World Cup in Japan Tonga have qualified for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after finishing second to Fiji in the combined 2016-17 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup standings. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:30:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0715/890443-tonga-qualify-for-rugby-world-cup-in-japan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0715/890443-tonga-qualify-for-rugby-world-cup-in-japan/ IRFU chief: Support for provinces has room for growth IRFU CEO Philip Browne has revealed the support for Ireland hit record levels over the last 12 months, but believes backing for the provinces has "room for growth". Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:04:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0714/890306-irfu-chief-support-for-provinces-has-room-for-growth/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0714/890306-irfu-chief-support-for-provinces-has-room-for-growth/ Cheetahs CEO implies his club are about to join Pro 12 The Cheetahs CEO has given the strongest indicator yet that his team are soon to join an expanded Pro12 competition. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:51:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0713/890099-cheetahs-ceo-implies-his-club-are-about-to-join-pro-12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0713/890099-cheetahs-ceo-implies-his-club-are-about-to-join-pro-12/ Warburton admits New Zealand are still world's best Sam Warburton reflected on a successful British and Irish Lions tour upon the squad's return home, but still acclaimed New Zealand as the world's finest team. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:06:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0712/889813-warburton-admits/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0712/889813-warburton-admits/ Jones: Premiership Rugby could mess with Lions concept Former Wales prop Adam Jones believes the British and Irish Lions brand has been strengthened by events in New Zealand this summer. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:34:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889451-jones-premiership-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889451-jones-premiership-rugby/ Connacht sign Jarrad Butler from the Brumbies Connacht and the IRFU today announced the signing of Jarrad Butler from the Brumbies. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:24:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889426-connacht-sign-jarrad-butler-from-the-brumbies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889426-connacht-sign-jarrad-butler-from-the-brumbies/ Sinckler arrested after night out in Auckland British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has apologised for "any inconvenience caused" after he was arrested during a night out in Auckland at the weekend. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:52:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889285-lions-prop-kyle-sinckler-arrested-after-night-out-in-au/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0711/889285-lions-prop-kyle-sinckler-arrested-after-night-out-in-au/ Ringrose facing five months out after shoulder op Garry Ringrose is facing up to five months on the sidelines after having an operation on his shoulder. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:34:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0710/889141-ringrose-facing-five-months-out-after-shoulder-op/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0710/889141-ringrose-facing-five-months-out-after-shoulder-op/ Lions captain Warburton was ready for extra-time British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has revealed he was "ready for 20 minutes of extra-time" at the dramatic third Test conclusion against world champions New Zealand. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 22:54:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888965-lions-captain-warbuton-was-ready-for-extra-time/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888965-lions-captain-warbuton-was-ready-for-extra-time/ Lions concept saved by 2017 tour, claims McBride Willie John McBride believes the British and Irish Lions may have been saved from extinction by the performance of this year's side in New Zealand. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 14:39:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888864-lions-concept-saved-by-2017-tour-claims-mcbride/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888864-lions-concept-saved-by-2017-tour-claims-mcbride/ Ireland women's 7s qualify for World Cup in California Ireland women sevens team capped off their season by securing qualification for next year's World Cup. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:34:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0710/889139-ireland-womens-7s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0710/889139-ireland-womens-7s/ Gatland now world's best coach, says Lions boss Warren Gatland has been hailed as the world's best head coach by British and Irish Lions tour manager John Spencer. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 08:44:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888832-gatland-now-worlds-best-coach-says-lions-boss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0709/888832-gatland-now-worlds-best-coach-says-lions-boss/ Warren Gatland enthused by Twickenham rematch idea Warren Gatland has admitted he would relish a British and Irish Lions rematch with New Zealand at Twickenham in November. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 19:23:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888735-warren-gatland-enthused-by-twickenham-rematch-idea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888735-warren-gatland-enthused-by-twickenham-rematch-idea/ Murray: Lions have gained respect Ireland and Lions scrum half Conor Murray says that the tourists have gained greater "respect" from the rugby public following their drawn series with New Zealand. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 15:10:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888719-murray-lions-have-gained-respect/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888719-murray-lions-have-gained-respect/ Lions draw with New Zealand in thrilling tour finale Owen Farrell slotted a 78th minute penalty to give the British and Irish Lions a thrilling 15-15 draw with the All Blacks and ensure the visitors tied the three-match series 1-1 at Eden Park. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 14:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888708-lions-draw-with-new-zealand-in-thrilling-tour-finale/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888708-lions-draw-with-new-zealand-in-thrilling-tour-finale/ Lions captain Warburton speechless after draw British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton was left speechless after a 15-15 draw with New Zealand in Auckland meant the Test series was tied. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 11:12:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888710-lions-captain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888710-lions-captain/ Fiji book their 2019 World Cup place Fiji have secured their spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 12:48:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888726-fiji-book-their-2019-world-cup-place/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0708/888726-fiji-book-their-2019-world-cup-place/