Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


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.

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.

Points on the Board

Scotland 15-15 England Usually in recent years it has been the case that Scotland are thumped by an England team, or manage to doggedly grind out a win against them with penalties despite their try line having been under severe pressure for most of the match (similar in style to the recent wins in ’06 […]

Calcutta Cup Teams

What have Alex Grove and Ben Cairns got to do to get a shot in this Six Nations? And for that matter Ben Foden? What does Graeme Morrison have to do to get dropped?

Scotland Team For Cardiff

15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) 14 Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 13 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 11 Rory Lamont (Toulon) 10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors) 9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN 1 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester) 2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints) 4 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) […]

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 […]

My Scotland Team Set for “Glory”

This would be the team I announce tomorrow, and here’s why: 15 – Chris Paterson. This was trickier than I thought, which is a good thing. Hugo has been on fire recently, but before the recent rib injury, so was Mossy. Frank Hadden is looking for maturity of decision making from this team, having identified […]

Thank goodness for strength in depth

Bad news for Scotland’s squad preparations for the “autumn” (it’s already winter here in the north) internationals came yesterday with announcements that scrum halves Chris Cusiter (thumb), Rory Lawson (ribs) and centre Graeme Morrison would all be unavailable. Luckily Mark McMillan is able to step into the breach – he’s been in form for Glasgow, […]

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