Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


Scotland vs Fiji: the teams

Scotland v Fiji

Scotland kick off the home leg of the Autumn Internationals with the first of three tricky tests against a Fiji team with the power to strike from any area.

Five Questions for the Scotland Selectors

Richie Gray on the charge for Scotland - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Just how settled is the Scotland squad? Rory takes a look at some of the key questions Gregor Townsend will have considered before the announcement of his next Scotland squad.

News Roundup

Hamish Watson v Connacht

Transfer, Pro Team and Sevens news roundup in case you missed it. Back from holiday, Rory Baldwin takes a look.

The Project Project

Josh Strauss - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Project players are back in the news, so we put our science hats on and did an experiment. Just what would the Scotland team look like without access to project players?

Scotland reach 5th in World Rankings

John Hardie - pic © Al Ross

Scotland scoot up the rankings to a record position of 5th, while John Hardie will sit out the remainder of the tournament with a knee injury. Plus other transfer snippets.

Now Strauss is out too

Josh Strauss - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Josh Strauss will take no further part in the RBS 6 Nations Championship after sustaining an injury to his kidney.

The Revolving Door Continues to Swing

Gordon Reid - pic © Al Ross

Glasgow have announced that Josh Strauss and Gordon Reid will be leaving the club at the end of the season while Edinburgh confirmed the long-awaited signing of Mark Bennett from the Warriors.

France 22-16 Scotland

Stuart Hogg

Scotland went to Paris, often a graveyard of their hopes, looking for a first win since 1999 against a resurgent French side, Rory Baldwin reports on another brutally physical test match.

Who Has a Leg To Stand On?

Josh Strauss closes in on Conor Murray

Everyone’s been going a bit mental over Glasgow’s treatment of Conor Murray. But is there more to it? Rory Baldwin and Ruaridh Campbell investigate.

The Battle for the Back-Row

John Hardie breaks from a maul - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Scotland’s back row selection options are one of the more complex headaches faced by Vern Cotter. Do we need a 7 at 7, or indeed a 6 at 7, or a ball-carrying 8? Iain Hay takes a look at the numbers.

Scotland Teams to Face France

Josh Strauss - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Scotland U20 and full international Scotland teams for the weekend are out. Dunbar and Strauss to start. UPDATE: now with France team and link to U20 live stream

NG Dragons 15–18 Glasgow

Duncan Weir powers through a tackle - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

Glasgow squeezed home for a 4 pointer after 80mins of kick tennis in a sandpit, that threatened to become a rugby match all too infrequently…

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