Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


The Beattie Identity

Parisse v Beattie, no contest? - pic © Al Ross

Andy McLellan looks at Scotland’s current issues at Number 8 and the rise and fall of Johnnie Beattie.

Our Scotland XV: Back Row

Cameron Black continues our series looking at Scotland’s selection options with what Scott Johnson claims is a bit of problem area, the back row…The problem must be fitting them in!

France 23 – 16 Scotland

Scotland’s best Six Nations campaign since 2006 ends with a whimper rather than a bang. Cameron Black sums up the match.

Our Team: 6 and 8

Ryan Wilson, James Eddie, Nick Campbell - Photo © Alastair Ross

Cameron Black goes over the other back row berths for our draft team. Just to make Scott Johnson’s life easier, you understand.

Mac Makes The Warriors

All Black flanker Angus Macdonal signs for the Warriors. Will the spending spree stop, and will others leave now that the pack has been bolstered? Johhnie Beattie has already jumped ship…

Initial Scotland A Team Squad

Rugby Union - Edinburgh Training Session - Murrayfield - pic SRU/PA

Michael Bradley has named his initial player pool for the A Team to face England Saxons, to be augmented by members from the senior squad.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like J. Beattie?

There’s an elephant in the room. The kind of elephant that once had the most poach-worthy tusks in the savannah but is now dozing in the shadows of his team mates. Johnnie Beattie is the missing man at Glasgow and no one is pointing out his absence with so much as a hushed murmur.

Free Agent: Rory Lamont

As of Friday Scotland utility back Rory Lamont was released from his French club Toulon by mutual consent. He was citing lack of game time whilst his employers claimed he had distanced himself from the rest of the squad and was just not interacting. It appears that Lamont enjoyed himself very little while he was […]

Contracting But Not Shrivelling

If you are on social networking sites your timeline will currently be clogged. In fact plugged or dammed are probably more fitting descriptions. Everyone is bleating about the weather. Somehow it has come to everyone’s attention that we are entering Scotland’s lengthy rainy season and we are ready to whinge about it as much as […]

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 […]

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