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Christmas Present Ideas for Rugby Fans

With Christmas fast approaching we thought we’d put together a few suggestions of presents we think would be perfect for the Scottish Rugby fan in your life.

You might even want some ideas of things to put on your list to Santa or even “Treat Yo Self” over the festive period.

If you purchase any items using the links on this page we may receive a small financial payback for referring you to the specific item. We can then use the money for costs in running the blog and podcast so any help is much appreciated.

Books & Games

Scottish Rugby Taxi Game – The first ever Scottish Rugby based board game. Test your Scottish Rugby knowledge against your friends as you make your way round the board. Questions have been compiled with the help of Scottish Rugby experts including our own Kevin Millar! Use the code SRP10 for 10% discount.

The Grudge – Tom English: Next year marks the 30th anniversary of perhaps the most famous game played at Murrayfield. 1990 still remains the last time Scotland won the Grand Slam and Tom English speaks to players and coaches involved on both sides. WARNING: You may end up liking Brian Moore after reading this.

The World According To Doddie – Doddie Weir & Stewart Weir: A beautiful little book filled with Doddie-isms and capturing the big man’s philosophies of love, life and rugby.

Southern Comfort: The Story Of Borders Rugby – Neil Drysdale: A comprehensive history of rugby in the borders capturing the social history of the sport in the region and the reason why such a sparsely populated area continues to produce more than its fair share of players who’ve pulled on the Scotland shirt.

My Name’5 Doddie – Doddie Weir & Stewart Weir: If you haven’t already read Doddie Weir’s remarkable autobiography now is the time to pick it up. Filled with anecdotes from Doddie’s playing days, the book also covers his diagnosis of MND and his heroic determination to raise money to research a cure.

100 Great Scottish Rugby Moments – Stewart Weir: A collection of great moments from Scottish Rugby history covering club, professional and international matches. Released this year, the book also provides a detailed and fascinating insight into exactly what went in in the Twickenham dressing room during the 2019 Calcutta Cup by speaking to those who were there.

Behind The Thistle – Playing Rugby For Scotland – David Barnes & Pete Burns: A fascinating insight into what it’s like to play for Scotland on the international stage from those who’ve been there and done it. Featuring interviews with players and coaches past and present and some never before heard stories from famous moments in Scottish rugby history.


Friend of the blog and inventor of The Scottish Hype Train, Graham Love, also has a Redbubble store so if you don’t see anything you like in our shop, pop over and see if any of Graham’s designs tickle your fancy.

Other Stuff

Grab yourself a copy of the Official Scotland Rugby 2020 Calendar

An official SRU Babygro!

An official Scottish Rugby boot bag

A set of Scottish wine glass charms!

5 Responses

  1. I’ll have one of them pillows, please lads. Ever since caught him with the missus and kicked him out the window, she’s not spoken a word to me. Might be just the thing.

  2. Two things – one I wrote the above post cos it was funny. Two – just bumped into Jim Hamilton in the bog of Raffles, Chelsea. Photo and everything.

  3. Finally got a reply from SRU on tickets !!! Even though requested the email alert I got nothing!!!! Looks like you need to buy a Season Pass to get tickets now!!!!

    Tickets for the 2020 Six Nations match against England went on sale to our prior rights groups such as Supporters Club members, Debenture holders and Season Pass holders last week.
    Tickets for this match have now sold out however any tickets returned after 10am on 14th January will be released online for public purchase.

    Tickets for the 2020 Six Nations match against France have now sold out.
    Please keep an eye on our website for any tickets that do become available.

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