Scottish Rugby

Ireland Left To Blame Themselves In Opening Loss To Scotland

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

Like questionable fashion tastes, rugby strategies too often seem just as whimsical. Initially entrenched in some simplified notion of the now, they're then dumped after dubious overuse in ways that weren't originally intended.

Should Scotland Switch To Rugby League?

Jamie Beck | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

The rugby league 4 nations tournament has now kicked off and, for the first time, will feature the Scotland Rugby League team. The team is there on me...

Saint Sergio and Other Thoughts

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

The Italian captain is quite simply one of the greatest players of his generation and deserves to be mentioned alongside the likes of Mervyn Davies, Brian Lochore and Hennie Muller as one of the truly great number eights in rugby history.

Oh France, Where Art Thou and Other Thoughts

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

France have certainly got the makings of a very good team but there seems to be a malaise running through this squad and it would be a real shock to hear if the French players on the whole were completely on Saint-André's side.

Six Nations Six to Watch: The Backs

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

Certain players while have a huge influence on their team in the next ten months and so over the next two weeks we'll be looking at couple of players from each team who could play an important part in the success or lack thereof of their nation in what will be a key Six Nations for all involved...

2014-2015 Rugby Season Wishlist

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

England under Stuart Lancaster seem to be building something special (though we've been saying that for over two years now) but they haven't got a Six Nations title or currently a consistent record against the Sanzar nations. Yet they have provided moments and performances that suggest they could challenge in the long run or if the stars align next year.

FIFA Must Learn Lessons On Head Injuries From the NFL Lawsuit

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

4,500 former NFL players, many of whom had suffered with mental health or cognitive problems, sued the league over head injuries sustained whilst playing... Yet at the World Cup, this evidence was flagrantly ignored... any medic will tell you that Christoph Kramer should have been taken off immediately.

Tough Times Ahead for Vern Cotter

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

If there's one certainty about the Six Nations it is that the emotional journey of Scottish fans will swing between despair and ecstasy and Scotland's 51-3 defeat to Wales last Saturday brought the curtain down on another campaign which ran the usual gambit of emotions...

Tributes To Rugby Star After Crash

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

Tributes have been paid to an "exceptionally talented" international rugby player who died in a road accident. Former Scotland Under-20 internation...

Stuart Hogg: The Latest Rugby Star to Emerge From the Scottish Borders

Brodie Smithers | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK
Brodie Smithers

Scottish Rugby fans have had little to cheer about in the Six Nations so far this year. The northern hemisphere's flagship tournament has seen the Scots post three losses from three games.

'I'm Sorry For Calling Obama A Whore'

PA | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

A Scotland rugby international has apologised after calling US President Barack Obama a "whore" on Twitter. Rory Lamont made the remarks, which wer...