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BT Premiership Review

Craig Gossman scores for Ayr vs Stirling County - pic © Moody Blue

After four games in the 2014/15 BT Premiership season, our man Brodie Smithers gives his verdict on the teams progress so far.

BT Premiership Season Preview

Fraser Thomson - pic courtesy SRU

With the BT Premiership due to kick-off this Saturday (30th August) Brodie Smithers previews the prospects of all ten teams.

Our Team: Centres

Sean Lamont - (c) Scottish Rugby Blog

With injuries abound and a number of candidates available Brodie Smithers looks at Scott Johnson’s options at centre.

What Ever Happened to Ben Cairns?

Ben Cairns - photo courtesy Edinburgh Rugby

Following the injury news the other day regarding Moray Low and Ruaridh Jackson of Glasgow, Edinburgh Rugby have today confirmed that centre, Ben Cairns, will be unavailable for selection for the remainder of the 2011/12 season.

Scotland A Highlights

Courtesy of the folks at ScottishRugbyTV, you can check out a wee selection of highlights from Scotland A’s match at Netherdale last Friday where they successfully beat Eddie O’Sullivan’s USA Eagles 25-0. Great to see Alex Grove and Ben Cairns going well in the centre, which coupled with Ansbro’s good showing against the Boks and […]

Scotland Squad For Argentina

The only new face is Jim Thompson, although it’s good to see Alex Grove back challenging for the centre spots. The Scotsman touts rumours that he may be set for Edinburgh which would be interesting as they already have Houston, Cairns and De Luca all competing in the midfield. Cairns has (again) missed out here […]

Dragons Burn Edinburgh To Ash

Dragons 49  – 28 Edinburgh Forget aerial ping-pong, there was try ping-pong on Sunday as Edinburgh went looking for four tries at Rodney Parade and got them – but forgot the part about not letting in seven in return. Despite a joyful attacking spirit from both teams, it was more a case of sloppy defence […]

Scotland Team vs Argentina

I’m very happy with this team just announced and hot off the virtual press. I think MacDonald is probably worth a first cap, he gives the back row a bit more of an attacking edge and Barclay must be shafted after the work he put in last weekend and probably deserves a rest. I am […]

Here’s To You, Scotland

Well well well. Hopefully by now the hungovers have worn off, and the “did that really happen?” feeling has not quite worn off. And so to a little bit of post match analysis. Scotland’s defence was magnificent – on that we can hopefully all agree. But it could quite easily have been different. Australia have […]

Scotland A 38-7 Tonga

That’s probably more of a humping than we expected. Listening to the radio commentary it sounds like the Hugo experiment worked pretty well and Thom Evans didn’t seem to get much ball. Listening to Peter Wright is always fun too. Ben Cairns had a stormer, which really puts pressure on Grove for tomorrow so I […]

Who’s Carrying the Ball?

Edinburgh got a well deserved if unspectacular win at home to Munster on Friday while Glasgow laboured in the second half but eventually secured the expected four-try bonus point against Connacht, putting the Scottish teams at third and fourth in the league table. Sean Lineen has been asserting everywhere he can that Thom Evans is […]

Quelle différence?

Stade Francais 31-7 Edinburgh Glasgow 18-22 Biarritz Ugh. Edinburgh flatter to deceive (get hammered) and Glasgow come close but fail to squeeze out the result they definitely deserved. So far, so Scottish teams in the Heineken Cup. I thought there were a few positives to be taken from the weekends defeats though. Johnnie Beattie finally […]

Pro Teams On TV This Weekend

In addition to STVs ever improving highlights package on Sunday, this weekend you can also catch the Cardiff vs Glasgow game on S4C at 1820 on Saturday and Ospreys vs Edinburgh on Sunday at 1550, giving you the full selection of Scottish pro rugby excitement to clog up your social schedule. While to some extent […]

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