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Our Team: Centres

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

Joe Ansbro Injures Neck

Scotland centre Joe Ansbro is in hospital after sustaining a fairly serious neck injury during a friendly at Munster over the weekend.

Jon Welsh To Miss Rest Of Tour

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Tour injury update: Jon Welsh is to be sent home after sustaining a shoulder injury. News on the rest of the squad too.

London Irish 19-20 Edinburgh

Oh, what might have been. It’s not unusual to start an Edinburgh match report with such a sentiment, but in this case the one that got away was the 4 try bonus point. Referee Roman Poite twice went upstairs to the TMO for tries that on other days we’ve all seen given (usually against Scottish […]

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.

Scotland Injury Update

We’ll be back later in the week with our Week 5 Six nations round up and a look back at the tournament as a whole, but for now here is injury information on our battered team hot of the SRU Presses.

Injury forces the return of Mossy?

According to STV news Joe Ansbro, Hugo Southwell and Rory Lamont will all sit out this weekend’s game with Ireland due to injury. Unlike the England Internationals, our exiles were back in action this weekend and Joe picked up a head knock after a collision with Butch James, he has been rested from training as […]

Round One Six Nations Review

Al was at a wedding this weekend (no not his own, he’s still trying to talk Mrs Al into a 2015 honeymoon in Japan) so A.D and Rory knocked some heads together – mostly their own – and took a look back at the first round of Six Nations 2011.

Scotland Training Squad for Six Nations

Robbo has done what most of us hoped he would and named Rob Harley in his training squad for the Six Nations, at the same time calling up Jack Cuthbert and Jon Welsh from the A squad. So congratulations to them. Details of both squads of players can be found after the jump.

Scotland 21 – 17 South Africa

Amidst the mess it is easy to forget there’s an important Test to be played, one the Springboks will win comfortably. Scotland were woeful against the All Blacks and won’t make the exponential improvements needed to beat the Springboks. Ryan Vrede, Telegraph Rugby Blog

Ansbro in for Evans

TEAM UPDATE: Max Evans has not fully recovered from the stinger he picked up last weekend against New Zealand that brought the game to a close. Hotly tipped Saints utility man Joe Ansbro has been brought straight into the side to earn his first cap. His now vacant wing place in the A Team results […]

Jackson Gets The Nod at 10

Young Glasgow flyhalf Ruaridh Jackson has been handed the 10 shirt for Scotland A’s crunch decider against France A in Romania. Victory would see the Scots take home the IRB Nations Cup and add a first piece of silverware to Andy Robinson’s shelf at SRU HQ. Two of Robbo’s new “finds” Joe Ansbros start, with […]

Ansbro Gets Starting Slot for A-Team

Looks like Captain Chris Cusiter is being saved for the possibly decisive France A match later in the week. Alongside promising Saints centre Joe Ansbro, John Houston and Calum Forrester will get their first A grade international caps. Ansbro forms an exciting centre partnership with Nick De Luca, and they will be looking to improve […]

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