Write For Us

The Scottish Rugby Blog is now one of the leading sources for independent coverage of (and opinon on) Scottish Rugby, and we feel it can grow with your help, to try and spread awareness of this game that we all love at home and across the world.

If you are interested in contributing an article to the blog on a one-off or regular basis please get in touch, as there is still much that we cannot cover that we would like to, or even if you would just like to make a comment or suggestion.

Join Us

If you are thinking of setting up your own rugby blog, there could be advantages to joining with us instead of setting up your own site. Here’s why we think it could be a good idea:

  • Scottish Rugby Blog is already set up, maintained and hosted, so it costs you nothing but your time.
  • We can help guide your writing if there is an area you are interested in, with suggestions for posts as well as a team who act as sounding boards for article ideas. In short, you are not alone! We have an active private Facebook group for interacting and planning as well as just chatting about rugby news.
  • Scottish Rugby Blog already has a good network of contacts, and is already recognised in the rugby world in Scotland and abroad. Our correspondents have been asked to appear on radio, podcasts and write guest posts for global rugby sites and magazines like Rugby World, the BBC and New Zealand Radio.
  • Scottish Rugby Blog has a strong online presence in the search engines (try typing “Scottish Rugby” into Google). Your articles have much more chance of reaching a wider audience; during the Six Nations peaks we have a highly engaged, high traffic readership. We also have a large Twitter and growing Facebook following.
  • Earn Ad Revenue: you can post your own ad code that appears on 100% of your own posts. You can use a non Adsense system (we use AdSense for the main ads and unfortunately we can’t get multiple accounts to work), or arrange private sponsorship for your posts for any amount you like, it’s up to you!

In short, we can be stronger together. All opinions (rugby-related ones anyway) are welcome under our umbrella , covering all areas of the game. If you disagree, we are happy to give your opinions an equal platform.

While the tone of the site is firmly irreverent, we still try to stick to good standards of writing and professional behaviour in our articles, so that being associated with the site is a good thing for your CV! Several of our past writers have gone on to professional careers in sports or rugby journalism.

In particular we’d be interested in hearing from people able to act as the following:

  • Exiles Correspondent – English/Welsh/Irish/French supporters who have exiled Scotland players at their local club eg Sale, Gloucester, Montpellier, Bath, London Irish etc, and keep tabs on the form and appearances of Scotland players all over Europe, and perhaps the world!
  • London Scottish Correspondent – someone to cover London Scottish and provide us with regular match reports.
  • Women’s Rugby Correspondent – to keep us up to date with the Women’s rugby scene in Scotland
  • Age Grade Correspondent – covering junior and schools rugby as well as the age grade international sides. A chance to spot the Scotland talent of the future!
  • Scottish Club Rugby Correspondents. The area of our coverage that suffers the most from lack of time!

The main focus of the site will always be Scotland’s rugby team, so during the very busy periods (Six Nations, World Cup), our regular writers chip in on those areas too, as well as covering the pro-teams year round.

In the first instance enquiries along with a sample post (or an idea for one) if possible should be sent to rory{at}scottishrugbyblog.co.uk

Please only suggest rugby related articles, not thinly veiled advertisements for gambling websites or guest posts aimed at boosting the SEO of you or a client. We will sometimes accept charity related articles as long as there is a clear rugby connection, preferably Scottish. And if you are representing a rugby or sports brand, take a look at Stash Corner.

Welcome to the team!

Rory Baldwin