Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


Weekend News

Rory takes a look at the news from the last week including transfer news and European Cup draws.

Gilchrist to lead Scots

Can Ross Ford Make Up Ground against South Africa? - pic © Al Ross

Ross Ford and Nick De Luca are back in the Scotland line up alongside new captain Grant Gilchrist. That’s sure to set the heather ablaze with chatter…

5 Key Players With A Last Chance

Cameron Black returns with our regular series of key points. This time, it’s 5 key players who could be on their last chance…

Our Scotland XV: The Centres

Matt Scott and Sean Lamont tackle as Geoff Cross supports - photo © Alastair Ross

Rory Baldwin concludes the series by looking at the thorny issue of the midfield. We locked him away from the team announcement until he wrote it!

Our Team: Centres

Sean Lamont - (c) Scottish Rugby Blog

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

Changes at Edinburgh, Chops at Glasgow

Duncan Weir - Photo © Alastair Ross

Edinburgh have a bit more bite in their pack, and are playing with a sense of fun. Glasgow, meanwhile, are looking unlikely to change. Will it take time, or is it just that they cannot evolve?

What Was Said At The Team Announcement

Scotland Logo © SRU - used with permission

Andy Robinson only made one change but emphasised the need to target Ireland’s ‘World Class’ back-row and to nullify the Irish ‘choke tackle’.

Edinburgh Rugby Calendar Now On Sale

Chris Paterson and Nick de Luca

After the launch party last week, and Edinburgh Rugby’s victory at the weekend, we thought you might like to see some of your favourite comeback kings with their tops off. For the third year running Edinburgh Rugby players have bared all (well almost) to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, and for those of […]

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 […]

Teams for the Weekend

Mossy returns to the squad for the first time since the Six Nations, and with Hugo Southwell in try scoring form for Stade Francais Chris’ll be looking to reassert his hold on the Scotland 15 shirt ahead of the summer. In-form inside centre James King keeps Nick de Luca on the bench. Edinburgh (to face […]

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