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Scottish Rugby Blog Podcast – 10th Anniversary Awards


This November marks the 10th anniversary of the blog’s creation and after a couple of years of Rory and Al chatting to each other and a man called Jonny the blog has steadily grown and picked up lots of new readers, writers and commenters along the way.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary we asked you to nominate and vote for your favourite players, moments and personalities from the first 10 years of the blog. You can find the nominees here We also asked our writers to pick their favourites too and over the past month we’ve been counting up the votes and speaking to some of the winners.

The winners were announced over the weekend at a very special ceremony in the Geoff Cross suite of Scottish Rugby Blog Towers. You can listen to the whole thing as well as interviews with some of the proud winners in the latest episode of our podcast.

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We’ve also revived our YouTube channel for people who prefer that sort of thing. This week, for one week only, there’s a very special surprise at the end of the video from someone very very special.

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We’ve worked hard over the break to improve the sound quality so if you previously struggled to listen it’s worth giving it another go.

Next week we’ll put up a post with a full list of winners as well as links to some of the interviews but for now, if you want to know who won you’ll have to listen to the podcast.

The podcast will return on the evening of Monday 13th November following the Samoa game and this time round we’re looking for our listeners and readers to get more involved by leaving comments on the podcast pages and other articles on the blog:

“Comment of the week” – As always we’ll be picking out our favourite comments from articles across the blog.

“Hands in the ruck” – What’s had it’s hands in your ruck? Let us know in the comments and we’ll pick out the best ones.

“Where’s Dougie Donnelly?” – It’s now mandatory to have a rumours section in a rugby podcast (apparently) so we’re looking for yours as well as news of any Scottish sporting media personalities you’ve spotted out and about. Have you seen Dougie Vipond down Tesco? Has your uncle’s brother’s aunt’s friend heard from someone down the pub that Jonny Gray is getting a new fence put in? Has your plumber been doing some work round Murrayfield and seen Richard Cockerill taking delivery of a new yoga mat? If so then let us know.


About The Podcast

The Scottish Rugby Podcast brings you the best in informal chat and discussion about Scottish Rugby. Each week during the season we put out a 40 minute podcast suitable for all listeners, covering all the latest news and key analysis of the big matches. 

We broadcast the podcast live so you can watch and join in on the night. Get involved and submit a comment via YouTube, Facebook or Twitch. You can also choose to watch or listen back afterwards using one of our video or podcast channels:


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3 Responses

  1. I think I said this before on an old thread days after the subject was relevant. But the above reminded me. I bumped into Oli Kebble’s close friends / family while drunk in late September (for the purpose of the podcast, a restaurant in Greenwich Village). Can confirm he absolutely is a project player and fully intends to play for Scotland if they cap him. Sure this is not surprising and the fact he is mates with Huw Jones and we could do with a loosehead is good news. Just checked and not controversial as there is a BBC piece saying the same thing 0f April.

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