Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


Where Did All the Referees Go?

Our ref in residence Ruairidh Campbell returns for the first of two articles, to explore the challenges facing recruitment among grassroots referees.

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.

State Of Union

Scotland crowd and flags - © Alastair Ross

Ahead of the new season Cameron Black takes a look at the state of the game in Scotland and further afield…

The Ramblings Of One Man

A few months back, before this whole sordid World Cup thing started, I was at the Scotland team hotel to do some interviews alongside the rugby writers corps. After all of the official stuff, I tried to get as much free coffee as I could, being a student who cannot afford a Starbucks or a […]

Chopping and Changing

A lot has been made in recent days of the renewed proposal for restructuring the leagues in Scotland. The ‘Season Structure Working Party’, comprising of representatives from Premier 1 to the Regional Leagues, has put forward its proposal (pretty much identical to that tabled in 2010) and is hoping to implement changes as early as […]

End of Season Celebrations!

So that’s it. All wrapped up. We know who are League Champions. We know who are Cup Champions. We know who is in next season’s B&I Cup. We know who is relegated and we know who is coming up. Prem One is in the can for another season.

A Day Out In Melrose

On an unfeasibly warm Scottish Saturday a few South African’s were overheard complaining about a tanned backside…

Club International Squad Announced

Scotland Club International head coach Ally Donaldson has selected a squad of top club players for their match against France in Orleans next weekend (Friday 4 February, kick-off 6pm GMT).

Before We Focus Purely On The 6N…

Like an overheard conversation, we all have some nagging doubts in our mind about how Edinburgh and Glasgow are going to progress next season.

The Sign of 7

When you talk to cricket fans they will normally say the same thing: “I love tweed…”However, when you ask them about the smash-mouth, less drawn-out affair of 20/20 cricket they acknowledge the excitement but regard it as the warm-up. In Scotland 7s rugby is considered in much the same way.

Is It Snowing?!

As everyone in Scotland is petrified of snowballs and the club game looks set to go into cold storage (awful, awful pun…) I suppose it is time to have THE debate. One that rages on, almost as passionately as the debate old bufties still have about pro rugby “being a terrible idea.” Yup, it’s that […]

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