Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


SRU Kills London Scottish Deal

London Scottish and the SRU have announced that their mutually arrangement to loan players and coaches is over, just weeks before pre-season was due to begin.

Exiled: Phil Godman

In the first of a series of interviews with Scots abroad, Alan Dymock finds out how Phil Godman is getting on with London Scottish.

When The Tough Get Going, The Going Gets Tough

For every Gap Year student there is someone at home Skyping them the question “have you found yourself yet?”  Risk is admirable but voyages of fortune hunting can caustically come at a cost. There is a rather famous bumper sticker out there that proclaims “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” […]

British and Irish Cup Roundup

Melrose, Currie and Ayr all opened their British & Irish Cup campaign this weekend, taking on professional or semi-professional opposition in Bedford Blues, Leeds Carnegie and Plymouth Albion respectively. As if the pro-team wins weren’t enough to give us a little fillip here in the world of Scottish rugby, Melrose and Ayr both fought back […]

Breaking The Tension

Pre-season is a hectic time, whichever way you look at it. Players switch clubs, coaches scrap systems and start again, teams take stock of the season ahead of them. Tension, too, is a huge part of preparation.

Teasing Out A Career

What does a player need to develop? For some it is competition, for others it is hard work they are not used to. Freedom comes into it but restriction and focus can be the answer for many more. Success is a something attainable but the recipe is different for every individual and establishment. The legendary Pele […]

Geech Rumoured For London Scottish – Where Next for Basil?

With the player roundabout settling down a bit, the coaching roundabout has now stepped up as clubs complete their end of year reviews. The Times yesterday posited that Ian McGeechan could be headed to London Scottish after he hangs up his Lions boots, with current employers Wasps said to be unhappy at the current performance […]

SRU Pulls London Scottish Academy Funding

Just got this in, seems like the SRU are no longer willing to fund London Scottish’s academy system which means they can’t afford to emply a coach any more. Given they have pulled the plug after only two years with limited (but not negligible) success, the irony given their failure to pull the plug so […]

Scottish Rugby News and Opinion