Mohamed Haouas banned for three weeks after Jamie Ritchie punch

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French prop Mohamed Haouas has been banned for three weeks following his punch on Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie in their Six Nations game at the weekend.  Three week ban for Mohamed Haouas Haouas was sent off for throwing the punch after 36 minutes of France’s 28-17 defeat at Murrayfield on Sunday. The act of foul […] READ MORE


Welsh defence setting platform for victory

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Wales’ Grand Slam chances roll on following the victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. A lot was made on how Warren Gatland’s men attacked England in the previous game, but round four was firmly based around their defence. Welsh defence settling platform for victory isn’t a fresh moniker, but Robert Rees takes a look at just […] READ MORE


Scotland v Argentina; Battle of the…could be Champions

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Situated not quite out in front, but nestled somewhere in the mid-range are two sides who have yet to effectively ‘stamp their mark’ on this November test window. So during the Scotland v Argentina fixture on Saturday, eyes will be on the pair – a couple who could be Champions but, that is entirely up to […] READ MORE


Flying Fijians to face Scotland in Murrayfield rematch

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Fiji Airways ‘Flying Fijians’ head coach John McKee has named a fiery side to take on Scotland, at their home ground of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, this weekend. It’s a team full of experience, added with plenty of flair and the natural, unorthodox playing style of the Fijians. With the Gregor Townsend coached home side still reeling from their close […] READ MORE


Good Morning Scotland Rugby … “how is the head”

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If anything can depict the excitement in sport, it is the joy of winning. No matter the sport, it infects the sports person. Their emotions are present, and the team dynamic exhibits it fantastically. On Saturday, Scotland Rugby wrote another chapter in their proud history. This morning, Last Word on Rugby asks “how is the […] READ MORE


Scotland Humble Australia

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Scotland humble Australia, with a 53-24 demolition of the visitors. Australia – who ended the game with 13 men – had never lost to Scotland with a margin of more than nine points. Scotland Humble Australia It was Scotland who got off the the better start with a Finn Russell penalty, followed by a debut […] READ MORE


Saracens Retain Title in Sublime Style

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After a season that has tested teams beyond limits ever seen before in European Rugby, it came down to Clermont Auvergne and reigning Champions Saracens to battle it out in the galleon of Murrayfield. Clermont had never won a Champions Cup title despite appearing in the final twice before. Desperate to join the ranks of […] READ MORE


Saracens are Still on Course for the ‘Double Double’

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Showing the sort of steely resolve and tremendous footballing abilities we have come to expect, the reigning European Champions overcame the desperate passion and additional neutrals’ support of Clermont Auvergne to ensure that Saracens are still on course for the ‘Double Double’. What an occasion it was.  This was Northern Hemisphere club rugby at its […] READ MORE


Have Clermont Finally Got the Bottle?

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The men from the Auvergne have, unwillingly, had to accept the mantle of Europe’s nearly men for some years now but a third final in five years offers Clermont a chance at redemption. They withstood a second half blitz from Leinster in their semi-final in Lyon to ensure they will meet Saracens at Murrayfield in just […] READ MORE