Scotland squad announced for autumn series

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Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in his 40-man squad for the autumn series, which include the conclusion of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations and newly launched Autumn Nations Cup. Scotland begin their autumn against Georgia in a warm-up match at BT Murrayfield on October 23 before taking on Wales at […] READ MORE


Gregor Townsend ‘can’t wait’ for international rugby to return

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Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend admits he “can’t wait” for international rugby to return next month, as his Scotland side prepare for a busy end to the year. Gregor Townsend’s side will first face Georgia at BT Murrayfield on October 23, a warm-up match for their Guinness Six Nations finale against Wales at Parc y […] READ MORE


Duhan van der Merwe excited about Scotland – and Lions – prospects

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Edinburgh Rugby wing Duhan van der Merwe admits that his impending Scotland debut was far from his mind when he signed for the club three years ago. The South African-born wing arrived in the summer of 2017 and qualified to play for his adopted homeland during the COVID-19 shutdown. When opportunity knocks “I’m definitely keen […] READ MORE


Finn Russell delighted to make Champions Cup final

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Finn Russell was delighted to have helped guide Racing 92 to the Heineken Champions Cup final. The Scotland stand-off was at the heart of their win over defending champions Saracens in Paris on Saturday, and is now setting his sights on next month’s final. Racing 92 advance to the @ChampionsCup final! 💙 The Parisians end […] READ MORE


McInally sets sights on PRO14 Final after ‘turbulent’ 12 months

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Edinburgh captain Stuart McInally has set his sights on leading the club to their first-ever Guinness PRO14 Grand Final to end a whirlwind year. Twelve months ago, the hooker had been named to captain Scotland at the Rugby World Cup, but that campaign ended in the pool stages, and with McInally admitting afterwards he struggled […] READ MORE


Cockerill shakes off Edinburgh favourites tag ahead of PRO14 semi-final

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Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill believes his side are ready for their Guinness PRO14 semi-final, but dismissed they will be favourites to beat Ulster. The club will take its first steps into the PRO14 last four when they welcome Ulster to BT Murrayfield on Saturday evening, and Cockerill is looking forward to the occasion. “I’m […] READ MORE


Danny Wilson laments breakdown woes as Glasgow Warriors play-off hopes end

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Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson lamented his side’s inaccuracies at the breakdown as their slim hopes of making the Guiness PRO14 semi-finals were ended by Edinburgh. Gavin Harper shares his thoughts and comments. The hosts took control of the game after the break, with tries from scrum-halves Nic Groom and Charlie Shiel sealing a […] READ MORE


Guinness PRO14 returns: Talking points in Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh

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Guinness PRO14 rugby will return in Scotland this evening (Saturday) as play-off chasing Glasgow Warriors face Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield. A point will be enough for Richard Cockerill’s side to make it to the semi-finals, while Glasgow’s chances are hanging by a thread, but they’ll nevertheless be hoping to throw a spanner in the works […] READ MORE


Rory Sutherland deserves Lions spot, says Pierre Schoeman

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Scotland prop Rory Sutherland deserves to be part of the British and Irish Lions squad that tours South Africa next summer, according to Edinburgh team-mate Pierre Schoeman. Schoeman back Sutherland for Lions spot Pierre Schoeman, the South African-born prop who will qualify for Scotland next summer after World Rugby extended the three-year residency period window, […] READ MORE


Duncan Weir growing lockdown hair to raise money for charity

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Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir is raising money for charity by growing his hair until the New Year. The Worcester Warriors playmaker has developed quite the hair-do during the Coronavirus lockdown, and has committed to growing it into 2021 to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice. On his JustGiving page, the 29-year-old said: “I’ve always had […] READ MORE