A much-improved performance from Scott Johnson’s side ultimately wasn’t enough as South Africa recorded back-to-back wins in the Quadrangular Series, reports Gav Harper.
Scott Johnson today announced a team with more new caps to go up against the Springboks in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Cameron Black continues our series and looks at key points for beating South Africa
Scotland slumped to a disappointing first ever defeat to a dogged Samoan side, who showcased their abilities with ball-in-hand early on and eventually ran out winners in Durban.
The Queensland Reds game offered a massive step up to near test-match levels of intensity, if not necessarily the structured game you usually see at that level. Sometimes you do get what you wish for, Warren.
Cameron Black takes a look at what Scotland have to do to overcome Manu Samoa this Saturday
Cian Healy became the first big Lions casualty. Everyone expected Ryan Grant to get the call. Everyone was surprised. And then surprised again (UPDATED with Grant call up news and SRU vid).
Tom Macleod is our dirt-tracker par excellence for the tour, and he sends us over a report on today’s match against the Western Force.
Scotland today announced the team for Saturday’s first summer tour match against Samoa in Durban. If you can’t go to South Africa, they’re all on Sky Sports – details herein.
We’ve got a coach we can’t use for a year, and a tour to South Africa without a proper openside. Has the world gone mad? Rory Baldwin debates. With himself.
Scotland will host Japan in a full cap International at Murrayfield in the Autumn, Best joins up with the Lions at Hartley’s expense and Scotland’s coaching talent will jet round the planet to pick up tips this summer.
On Saturday the first of 2013′s British & Irish Lions will be pulling on the famous red jerseys for the first time. In the name of research, Rory “emulates” this by throwing one on and running round the kitchen.
Cameron Black provides the Scottish Rugby Blog’s Travel Guide to the 2015 World Cup