Rugby

European Champions Cup Glasgow Warriors (7) 28 Tries: Hogg, Penalty, Seymour, M Fagerson Cons: Russell 3, Penalty Exeter (7) 21 Tries: Simmonds, Armand, Whitten Cons: Steenson 3 Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg made a try-scoring comeback as Glasgow ensured Exeter’s pursuit of a Champions Cup quarter-final place came up short. Hogg crossed within two minutes, before […]

Scotland women will utilise several key players in different positions as they hone their Six Nations preparations in Sunday’s warm-up match against Spain. Back-rower Jade Konkel, one of four professional players, will start at prop, as she did for the first time in a friendly against Spain in November. Captain Lisa Martin returns to inside […]

Scotland hooker George Turner has signed a two-year contract with Glasgow Warriors. The 25-year-old had been on loan at the Pro14 pacesetters from Edinburgh, scoring four tries in 12 matches. He made his international debut in the autumn Test series, featuring as a replacement against Samoa and then New Zealand. And Turner has been included […]

Gregor Townsend believes Scotland have a chance to win this year’s Six Nations but accepts that would involve winning at least four Tests. Townsend, taking charge of his first championship, has named a 40 man squad for the tournament, with their opening match away to Wales on 3 February. The Scots won three games in […]

Experienced scrum-half Greig Laidlaw returns to a 40-man Scotland squad announced for the Six Nations. Laidlaw, 32, has not played a Test for almost a year and is just returning from a broken leg. John Barclay retains the captain’s role he took on when Laidlaw was injured during last season’s Six Nations. Uncapped props Murray […]

Scottish Rugby is holding meetings with seven of the nation’s top domestic clubs who are “genuinely interested” in becoming one of six semi-professional franchises from 2019. The Super Six will  replace the existing 10-team BT Premiership, with its purpose to bridge the gap between the club game and Scotland’s professional sides, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors. “We […]

Uncapped Murray McCallum could be the best solution to Scotland’s front-row problems, says former international prop Peter Wright. Simon Beghan is suspended for the Six Nations opener in Wales on 3 February. And Darryl Marfo, Zander Fargerson WP Nel, Ross Ford, Allan Dell, and Al Dickinson are all injured. “We’re potentially looking at bringing back Moray […]

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says his side are still improving and can build on reaching the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals. The capital side earned a home tie in the last 16 by defeating Stade Francais 34-33 at Murrayfield. “We are not perfect. We can be a lot better,” Cockerill said. “We have got a […]

Scotland’s top rugby professionals would benefit from an “incredibly important” players’ body, according to the head of the International Rugby Players Association. Omar Hassanein, the group’s chief executive, believes representative players’ associations are “essential”. Scotland is the only Tier One nation where no such organisation exists. “We’ve tried to work with Scottish Rugby on this […]

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie says Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will be fit for the Six Nations next month. Hogg has not played since injuring his hip during the Scots’ autumn series. He narrowly missed a spot on the bench for Warriors’ European Champions Cup meeting with Leinster on Sunday. “We’re confident he’ll be […]


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