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.

Glasgow Warriors 24 – 3 Connacht

R12-Glasgow v Connacht

Brodie McGregor was at Firhill as the Warriors won to set up a RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final with Leinster. There may have also been some emotions flying around the old place…

Final Weekend Teams

Edinburgh and Glasgow

Rory takes a look at the teams for the final weekend of RaboDirect PRO12 action as Glasgow look to the playoffs and Edinburgh look to next season.

The Shock Of The Swap

Today it became official that Gregor Townsend will replace Sean Lineen as Glasgow Warriors head coach next season, with Lineen being put in charge of player recruitment for the SRU. This one shook many people. The timing was poor.

Lineen On Glasgow

This morning I was fixed with a smile and told “I’m a pretty positive sort of guy.” Over a plate of biscuits Sean Lineen assured me of Glasgow’s focus and of his renewed passion for the game on the west coast. Last season the Warriors finished in a lowly 11th place and there was talk […]

Make or Break at Firhill

Some press releases can be taken out of a clichéd handbook. “This preseason is the best we’ve ever had/we’re the fittest we’ve ever been/the new signings have created a real buzz around the place!” Starting his 5th season as Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen has heard and said these several times. Now, though, he […]

Lineen Rules Himself Out

Sean Lineen has ruled himself out of contention for the Scotland Rugby head coach’s position. Wise enough to mastermind a famous away victory in Toulouse, the original kilted Kiwi is also wise enough to know that he has unfinished business with Glasgow. He talks a lot of sense about where he is as a coach, […]

Frank Hadden Quits as Scotland Coach

According to press reports whizzing about just now, Ol’ Franky baws has jumped, possibly whilst being pushed. Scotsman BBC SRU While in recent years the team has lapsed into a fairly inconsistent sort of malaise, I feel Scottish Rugby fans (and players) will always wish Frank Hadden well simply for restoring faith and a little […]

It Really Is Rob Dewey Time

“Back” when Scotland and Edinburgh were one dimensional in attack and never got the ball past 12, at least you could count on Rob Dewey. When within 10 metres of the line, it would be “Rob Dewey time”. Chuck him the ball and let him have a batter – at close range he was trick […]

If You’re Happy And You Know It…

Michael wrote in today with a link to the following petition to remove Frank Hadden as national coach. While I should point out that here at Scottish Rugby Blog we do not necessarily endorse this viewpoint that Frank Hadden should go – I’m fairly ambivalent to be honest, although considerably more likely to sign […]

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