RTÉ Sport six nations http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport six nations http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:04:49 +0000 Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:04:49 +0000 Sport News Warburton set to miss rest of the season Wales captain Sam Warburton could be ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing a second operation in three months. Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:52:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1208/926033-warburton-set-to-miss-rest-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1208/926033-warburton-set-to-miss-rest-of-the-season/ Neville hopes her success will help female referees Former Ireland rugby player Joy Neville is blazing a trail as a referee on the international stage and and the Limerick native hopes that her success will benefit other women who want to follow in her footsteps. Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:04:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1203/924636-neville-hopes-her-success-will-help-female-referees/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1203/924636-neville-hopes-her-success-will-help-female-referees/ French emotion will be acid test for Irish first up France may not be firing on all cylinders at the moment, but they still capable of making life for difficult for Ireland when the sides meet in the opening round of the RBS Six Nations in early February, says Eddie O'Sullivan. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:40:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1127/923256-fren/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1127/923256-fren/ Schmidt must abandon Six Nations to focus on World Cup It may be less than two years away, but maybe it's time Ireland devoted the Japan World Cup their undivided attention, writes Mikey Stafford. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:21:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1126/922955-ireland-world-cup-cycle-johnny-come-lately/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1126/922955-ireland-world-cup-cycle-johnny-come-lately/ Schmidt insists he won't gamble with the Six Nations Ireland have two Six Nations campaigns left before the World Cup and Joe Schmidt says that they can't be treated as experiments for the "Johnny-come-lately" competition in Japan. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:28:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1125/922846-schmidt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1125/922846-schmidt/ Carbery happy to see Ireland get back in the groove Ireland's Joey Carbery believes that the November international series is the perfect springboard for a real assault on the Six Nations next spring. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:35:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1117/920811-ireland-getting-back-in-the-groove-says/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1117/920811-ireland-getting-back-in-the-groove-says/ Sexton: Juggling Ireland and Top14 'very difficult' If anyone is well equipped to give Simon Zebo advice on his next career move, it is Ireland team-mate Johnny Sexton. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:45:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1024/914931-sexton-on-zebo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1024/914931-sexton-on-zebo/ Wales scrap 'Gatland's law' as part of new policy The Welsh Rugby Union has changed its international player selection policy and scrapped so-called Gatland's Law. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:36:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1016/912710-wales-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1016/912710-wales-rugby/ Steed expects a winning World Cup start for Ireland Former Ireland international and RTÉ Rugby analyst Fiona Steed expects to see Ireland make a winning start to their World Cup campaign when they take on Australia this evening. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:28:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0809/896161-steed-expects-a-winning-world-cup-start-for-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0809/896161-steed-expects-a-winning-world-cup-start-for-ireland/ French showdown is a cup final - Tierney Tom Tierney admitted Ireland didn't perform against Japan on Sunday evening but remained confident his gritty team will click when it matters for their World Cup Pool C "cup final" with France. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:28:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0813/897141-french-showdown-is-a-cup-final-tierney/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0813/897141-french-showdown-is-a-cup-final-tierney/ France reprimanded for HIA protocol fail v Wales The French rugby federation has been reprimanded for failing to follow head injury assessment (HIA) protocols during the conclusion to March's Six Nations win over Wales in Paris. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:37:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0616/883261-french-rugby-hia-uini-atonio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0616/883261-french-rugby-hia-uini-atonio/ Ireland open 2018 Six Nations bid against France Ireland will open their 2018 Six Nations campaign away to France on 3 February, it has been announced. Tue, 16 May 2017 15:45:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0516/875560-ireland-2018-2019-six-nations-fixtures/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0516/875560-ireland-2018-2019-six-nations-fixtures/ Joe Schmidt: World Cup draw 'good, bad and ugly' Joe Schmidt refused to betray any hint of satisfaction with Ireland's World Cup pool, which saw them drawn alongside Japan and Scotland. Wed, 10 May 2017 14:36:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0510/874039-joe-schmidt-ireland-rugby-world-cup-draw-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0510/874039-joe-schmidt-ireland-rugby-world-cup-draw-reaction/ Ireland prop Mike Ross announces retirement Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross has confirmed that he will retire from rugby at the end of the current season. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:39:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0425/870112-ireland-prop-mike-ross-announces-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0425/870112-ireland-prop-mike-ross-announces-retirement/ Six Nations committee to probe disputed French sub France's controversial replacement of Uini Atonio by Rabah Slimani in the closing stages of their 20-18 RBS 6 Nations win over Wales has been referred to the tournament's Untoward Incident Review Group. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 22:47:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0403/864918-six-nations-to-investigate-french-sub-in-wales-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0403/864918-six-nations-to-investigate-french-sub-in-wales-win/ Maestri fined for 'Anglo Saxons' comment France lock Yoann Maestri was handed a €30,000 fine for criticising referee Wayne Barnes after his team's dramatic late 20-18 win against Wales in the Six Nations. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:12:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0330/863819-maestri-barnes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0330/863819-maestri-barnes/ Rugby's residency rule period likely to be extended The Rugby Football Union is seeking a reduction in the length of the Six Nations from seven to six weeks. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:21:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0325/862549-six-nations-reduction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0325/862549-six-nations-reduction/ 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/ 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/ 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/