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5 Key Players With A Last Chance

Cameron Black returns with our regular series of key points. This time, it’s 5 key players who could be on their last chance…

Our Scotland XV: The Second-Row

Richie Gray - photo © Alastair Ross

In the latest look at Scotland’s selection headaches, Jamie Lyall ponders the choices in the second row, and finds that for once the choices are wondrous and many. Well, sort of.

Glasgow 51-24 Munster

R12-Glasgow v Munster

Glasgow recovered from last week’s sloppy match against Leinster in some style with a scoreboard demolition of a fine Munster side. Yes, that said demolition. Rory Baldwin reports.

Our Team: Second Rows

Richie Gray

To kick off a regular series of posts looking at each position in turn ahead of the Six Nations, Tom Macleod looks at the runners and riders for the second row in a potentially new look Scotland team.

Seeing Off Samoa

Scotland have won well on their summer tour, but with more heat and more organised opposition in Samoa should there be tactical changes?

Captain, My Captain

Tomorrow is a big day. In fact for some it is the first step towards their childhood dream. An extended 6 Nations training squad will be named and it is entirely likely that within the vanguard there will be a few fresh faces.

World Cup Squad Preview: Forwards

As Rory has chosen to focus on the backs he has left me with the slightly easier task of looking at the forwards. The reason this is easier is because Andy Robinson has a pretty samey starting pack and, barring injury, I can’t imagine it will change too much for the first game in the […]

Scotland’s French Complexion

The build up to the 6N seems to have dragged on like a tangerine-tinted perjury case. In this instance, though, the end result is not a given. Can Scotland win in France?

Wanted: Scotland Captain 2011

Under Andy “Build A Score” Robinson Scotland have improved. Split hairs if you want, but things are certainly looking better than they did only three years ago. Even the most pessimistic of supporters (i.e. any Scotsman) has to admit that. Pressure, then, is steadily mounting for the 6N and the World Cup this summer.

Magners League Award Winners

Player’s Player of the Year: Tommy Bowe (Ospreys) Coach of the Season: Paul Turner (Dragons) Young Player of the Season: Tim Visser (Edinburgh) Gilbert Golden Boot: Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) Try of the Season: Ken Owens (Scarlets) Best Disciplinary Record: Cardiff Blues Chairman’s Award: Michael Bradley (Connacht) Magners League Dream Team: 15 Ben Blair (Cardiff Blues) […]

Round-up, Round-up, Wherever You Are

Is this really the start of the rugby season? We’re a week or two out yet but the uptake of news that one feels obliged to cover seems to be increasing daily. Still, it makes a change from endless football.

Scotland Claim Historic Win

Hopefully you were all watching the match as Scotland clinched a historic victory in Argentina at the weekend, but if you weren’t then you can see some highlights here.

Final Scotland Team

Hadden’s gone for Hamilton, with Hines on the bench. You’ve got to feel for Ally Kellock who has dropped out of the 22 altogether despite an assured lineout performance against Italy. The other bench spot goes to Nick De Luca. Match preview to follow tomorrow if I can find the time! Meanwhile all the teams […]

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