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


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


Full list of 2020-21 Guinness Pro14 transfers

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With the Guinness Pro14 season set to resume in August, clubs are busy completing transfers ahead of the restart and next season. Robert Rees brings you a complete list of transfers from the league.  The list will continue to be updated as every signing/departure is made, so make sure to keep checking in. Last update: […] READ MORE


No more than 30,000 at Murrayfield as closed door tests a possibility

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Speaking to the media, SRU CEO Mark Dodson has highlighted the provisions in place for the autumn tests, how full Murrayfield can be and when Scottish players can return to action. Robert Rees brings you the latest from the SRU camp. Player returns “From June 22, we’ve invited the players back to Murrayfield, subject to […] READ MORE


Gregor Townsend on Finn Russell, summer Tests and rugby’s return

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has spoken to the media during the lockdown to discuss his relationship with Finn Russell, Scotland’s summer Tests, finishing the Six Nations and how good it can be to have major stars playing outside of Scotland. Robert Rees brings you the latest from the Scottish camp. When will Scotland play […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup power rankings

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With the Challenge Cup pool stages over it’s time for the final round of power rankings. Robert Rees ranks each team as the top eight head into the quarter finals. READ MORE


Scottish Rugby Union chiefs pocket large wage increase

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The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) published their annual accounts this week and it revealed some startling figures for their board of directors.  The SRU seem to have issues in retaining their key players at their two clubs. Jonny Gray the most recent to move south and join his international teammate Stuart Hogg. Yet when it […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup draw offers up scintilating ties

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The Challenge Cup draw is usually a secondary affair with all eyes on the Champions Cup. This year has been different with a whole stack of big-name clubs falling into the tier competition, thus making it a very satisfying product to watch unfold. Robert Rees previews the 2019/20 competition. Pool 1 Castres, Worcester Warriors, Dragons, […] READ MORE