Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


Alasdair Dickinson: A tribute

Ali Dickinson - pic © Al Ross

Sandy Smith looks back at the career of Edinburgh centurion Alasdair Dickinson who recently announce his retirement from playing

Weekend Roundup

Ali Dickinson - pic © Al Ross

Injury, disciplinary and team news. Oh, and WP Nel is back. Who says we aren’t good to you.

Lions or Lambs pt II: Scotland’s Forwards

John Hardie and Jonny Gray make the tackle - pic © Al Ross

After taking a look at the backs, Kevin Millar’s second in the series looks at the areas Scotland’s forwards will need to work on in order to make the Lions tour to New Zealand.

Prop concern for Cotter and Scotland

Scotland coaching staff - pic © Al Ross

With Alex Allan a late call up to the Scotland squad, Gavin Harper looks into the form of Scotland’s front row candidates and suggests there may be trouble ahead this autumn…

Italy 20-36 Scotland

Scotland versus Italy. Wooden Spoon decider, as usual. Must win for both sides, as usual. Dogfight, as usual?

Analysis: Barclay’s Breakdown Influence

Jamie Lyall takes a look at the impact John Barclay had in defence and at the breakdown when he was brought on against Japan in last week’s win, and gives his thoughts on how crucial his role is to any success in Sunday’s Springbok showdown.

RWC Build-Up: Al For One, One For All

With rugby, as with all competitive sport, you see players have to deal with setbacks. Sometimes these setbacks can define a player’s career. Sometimes, just sometimes though, a player can define his career by using those setbacks as opportunities. The key is setting goals and being realistic about what you can, and importantly, need to […]

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