Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


The Cotter Cull Begins

Scotland Huddle - pic © Al Ross

As Scotland cut seven players from the extended training squad we look at how this affects our predicted final 31 man squad

England v Scotland: 5 Key Battles

Cameron Black is fed up of writing about Scotland’s ill discipline so turns to look at the 5 key battles in the forthcoming Calcutta Cup and ends up writing about discipline anyway

5 Key Points For Beating Italy

Johnnie Beattie - pic © Al Ross

Cameron Black continues our series of articles looking at how Scotland can overcome their opposition. This week Scotland travel to Rome…

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.

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.

Big Jim’s Day Got Brighter

With the news that Scott MacLeod is off to Japan to ply his trade, those of us turning thoughts to Rugby World Cup 2011 and who should go on the plane just found our lives a lot easier. Assuming that Robbo takes 4 locks (plus a back-rower or two with a bit of time in […]

Hamilton Goes To Gloucester

Moves to Stade Francais were suggested at some point, but big Jim Hamilton has opted to join the big Scottish contingent at Kingsholm. Does this mean that Ross Ford’s lineout will go all to pot again, as it seems to have grown in usefulness since for club and country since Hamilton came back from injury […]

Edinburgh Team For Munster / Evans Update

Back down to earth with a bang for big Jim Hamilton who is dragooned straight into action, but the rest of the Scotland XV remain absent. With potential vacancies in the Scottish back division forced by injury, there could be a chance for some of these players to raise their hands, certainly for the 13 […]

A look at the opposition

I thought I should also chip in with something; what about the Welsh?! During the 6N a bit of navel gazing is common place and no nation is more morbidly insular than Scotland. We mustn’t, however, always focus on our own shortcomings. If Gregor is right about Andy Robinson’s feelings towards the last game then […]

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