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 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:16:24 +0100 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:16:24 +0100 Sport News Hooper: Aussies pumped up for Ireland 'shootout' Even in defeat Australia captain Michael Hooper says his side were not too far off the mark and is confident that they can make the necessary improvements to beat Ireland. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:29:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0622/972396-hooper-aussies-pumped-up-for-ireland-shootout/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0622/972396-hooper-aussies-pumped-up-for-ireland-shootout/ Ireland face Italy in November Soldier Field clash Ireland will return to the United States in November and have agreed to play Six Nations rivals Italy in Chicago on November 3, the IRFU have confirmed. Wed, 16 May 2018 00:16:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0515/963772-ireland-face-italy-in-november-soldier-field-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0515/963772-ireland-face-italy-in-november-soldier-field-clash/ Concussion worry for Hartley ahead of South Africa tour England captain Dylan Hartley has yet to come through return-to-play protocols after reporting concussion symptoms following the Six Nations game against Ireland last month, and his Northampton club coach is reluctant to put a time frame on his return. Mon, 9 Apr 2018 09:11:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0409/953105-concussion-worry-for-hartley-ahead-of-south-africa-tour/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0409/953105-concussion-worry-for-hartley-ahead-of-south-africa-tour/ Leinster aim to repeat 2009 trick on back of Grand Slam The last time Ireland won a Grand Slam, Leinster went on to claim their first Heineken Cup title a few months later. Can either of the provinces power on to Champions Cup glory in 2018? Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:45:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0329/950980-leinster-aim-to-repeat-2009-trick-on-back-of-grand-slam/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0329/950980-leinster-aim-to-repeat-2009-trick-on-back-of-grand-slam/ 'Do or die... it's the most fun type of rugby to play' Cian Healy is coming off the back of a Grand Slam-winning spring. But now he wants more - and he's hungry for the battle. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:16:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0326/950258-cian-healy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0326/950258-cian-healy/ Feehan steps down as Six Nations and B&I Lions CEO John Feehan has stepped down as chief executive of the Six Nations and British and Irish Lions with immediate effect. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:02:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0420/956066-feehan-steps-down-as-six-nations-and-bi-lions-ceo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0420/956066-feehan-steps-down-as-six-nations-and-bi-lions-ceo/ Italy coach O'Shea sees reasons to be hopeful Moments after Italy notched up the joint-worst losing streak in the Six Nations, their head coach Conor O'Shea, lived up to his reputation as an incurable optimist. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:39:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0324/949847-italy-coach-oshea-sees-reasons-to-be-hopeful/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0324/949847-italy-coach-oshea-sees-reasons-to-be-hopeful/ Earls set to miss six weeks with knee injury Ireland winger Keith Earls is set for approximately six weeks on the sideline, Munster have confirmed. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:06:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0324/949799-earls-set-to-miss-six-weeks-with-knee-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0324/949799-earls-set-to-miss-six-weeks-with-knee-injury/ Tadgh Furlong's 'fanatical' rugby-watching grannies Ireland's Grand Slam hero Tadhg Furlong made an appearance on RTÉ One's Late Late Show on Friday night but had an unusual excuse for not displaying his Championship medal. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:54:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0323/949728-tadgh-furlongs-fanatical-rugby-watching-grannies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0323/949728-tadgh-furlongs-fanatical-rugby-watching-grannies/ Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship After scoring seven tries for Ireland en route to their Grand Slam success, Jacob Stockdale has been named as the Player of the Championship. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:00:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0323/949555-stockdale-named-six-nations-player-of-the-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0323/949555-stockdale-named-six-nations-player-of-the-championship/ Jackman: RFU may take lessons from Irish Grand Slam Bernard Jackman says Ireland's success in this year's Six Nations may result in an RFU review over its structures following England's disappointing campaign. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:11:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0322/949435-jackman-rfu-may-take-lessons-from-irish-grand-slam/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0322/949435-jackman-rfu-may-take-lessons-from-irish-grand-slam/ 'Deeply disappointed' RFU still backing Eddie Jones Head coach Eddie Jones retains the backing of England's RFU despite his side's fifth-place finish in the NatWest 6 Nations. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:08:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0321/949057-deeply-disappointed-rfu-still-backing-eddie-jones/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0321/949057-deeply-disappointed-rfu-still-backing-eddie-jones/ Best, Kearney & Henderson extend IRFU contracts Rory Best, Rob Kearney and Iain Henderson have all signed contract extensions with the IRFU that will tie them down until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:56:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0320/948728-best-extends-irfu-contract-until-after-2019-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0320/948728-best-extends-irfu-contract-until-after-2019-world-cup/ Anthony Watson suffers season-ending Achilles injury England and Bath winger Anthony Watson's season has been ended by an Achilles injury. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:45:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0320/948679-anthony-watson-suffers-season-ending-achilles-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0320/948679-anthony-watson-suffers-season-ending-achilles-injury/ Central contracts key to Irish success - Lenihan RTÉ rugby analyst Donal Lenihan believes the IRFU's policy of centrally contracting players gives Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt a major advantage over other teams in the Six Nations. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:15:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948646-central-contracts-key-to-irish-success-lenihan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948646-central-contracts-key-to-irish-success-lenihan/ 6 challengers to Grand Slam champs for World Cup spots There were a whole host of Irish players watching on enviously as Joe Schmidt's team secured the Grand Slam on top of the Six Nations title on Saturday. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:56:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948594-six-challengers-to-grand-slam-champs-for-world-cup-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948594-six-challengers-to-grand-slam-champs-for-world-cup-spot/ Young, greedy and primed to take on the world Not for the first time, Ireland have raised expectations of an elusive World Cup breakthrough by delivering Six Nations success just as the tournament comes into view. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:33:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948591-young-greedy-and-primed-for-a-world-cup-assault/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948591-young-greedy-and-primed-for-a-world-cup-assault/ Stock control - The rapid rise of Ireland's try machine Yet to reach double figures in appearances for Ireland, Jacob Stockdale has been a revelation for Ireland since his first cap less than 12 months ago. Declan Whooley looks at the meteoric rise of the flying winger. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:42:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0318/948446-stock-control-the-rapid-rise-of-irelands-try-machine/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0318/948446-stock-control-the-rapid-rise-of-irelands-try-machine/ Four Irish on shortlist for 6N Player of the Tournament Four of Joe Schmidt's Grand Slam winning team have been included in the six-man shortlist for the 2018 Six Nations Player of the Tournament. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:39:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948538-four-irish-in-shortlist-for-6n-player-of-the-tournament/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0319/948538-four-irish-in-shortlist-for-6n-player-of-the-tournament/ Five alternative moments when the Grand Slam was won Here we look back at some moments that didn't make the headlines but are worth remembering in the tale of 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam champions. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:29:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0318/948464-five-slam-moments/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0318/948464-five-slam-moments/