Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


The Big Club Dinner: Live

We held out Big Club Dinner live on Facebook to raise money for clubs in Scotland and My Name’5 Doddie. You can watch it back now.

The Tin Foil Hat World Cup

Samoan siva tau - pic © Al Ross

Cameron Black looks at the conspiracy theories that have dogged the 2015 Rugby World Cup and discovers the truth behind Chris Paterson’s kicking success rate. The truth is out there.

Final Weekend Teams

Edinburgh and Glasgow

Rory takes a look at the teams for the final weekend of RaboDirect PRO12 action as Glasgow look to the playoffs and Edinburgh look to next season.

Arise, Sir Chris

Well, almost. It was announced today that Chris Paterson, Scotland’s record caps holder, has been recognised for his long and continuing service to the game with an MBE in the New Year’s Day Honours List.

So Long Mossy

Just as Jonny Wilkinson has announced he will no longer be playing international rugby, so does the other most consistent kicker of a generation. Chris Paterson is saying goodbye to the Thistle.

Edinburgh Rugby Calendar Now On Sale

Chris Paterson and Nick de Luca

After the launch party last week, and Edinburgh Rugby’s victory at the weekend, we thought you might like to see some of your favourite comeback kings with their tops off. For the third year running Edinburgh Rugby players have bared all (well almost) to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, and for those of […]

RWC Build-Up: Our Back-Three, According To The Best

Let me set the scene for you: Scotland play 2 EMC Tests with 6 back-three options. They play one game against Ireland with S. Lamont, Paterson and Walker. Then they play against Italy with R. Lamont, Evans and Danielli. Then they take out Walker and send the rest off to New Zealand. My question for […]

Hugo Southwell To Miss World Cup

Out of work and now out of luck, Hugo Southwell is set to miss the World Cup in September after failing to recover from a knee injury.

The New Scotland Rugby Kit 2011

This week Canterbury (of New Zealand and no longer the Northern Hemisphere) and Scotland launched the new rugby kit that will see our national team through the upcoming World Cup, and beyond. Reaction to it so far seems to be mixed (check out our FB poll to let us know what you think), so I […]

World Cup Squad Preview: Backs

The club season is done. The pro-team season is almost over, unless you happen to be challenging for a playoff place (hint: Edinburgh and Glasgow are not). All eyes turn now to the World Cup, at least in this part of the world.

Teams for the Weekend

Mossy returns to the squad for the first time since the Six Nations, and with Hugo Southwell in try scoring form for Stade Francais Chris’ll be looking to reassert his hold on the Scotland 15 shirt ahead of the summer. In-form inside centre James King keeps Nick de Luca on the bench. Edinburgh (to face […]

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