Leicester’s Luke Hamilton, once sent off playing against Scotland, and Chris Harris of Newcastle were Gregor Townsend’s two wildcards among ten uncapped players in his squad for the Autumn Tests.
Scottish Rugby has again recruited a leading exponent of the other code to head up their Women and Girls’ Development.
Scotland tore up the record book in a joyous finish to the Autumn Test series with a record victory over a top-tier nation, scoring eight tries in humbling Australia in front of an ecstatic Murrayfield crowd.
Scotland 17 New Zealand 22: Scots fall just short of historic win over All Blacks in Murrayfield epic
Scotland went toe to toe with New Zealand for the full 80 minutes but again were left crushed with disappointment in an epic test match at BT Murrayfield as the All Blacks just held on for the win.
Edinburgh's fine start to the Guinness PRO14 season under Richard Cockerill continued with a handsome bonus point victory over Dragons at Myreside.
Time was – only about decade ago in fact – we’d be glad to be thrilled to be just competing with the Wallabies. Now defeat to them at Murrayfield this afternoon would actually amount to complete failure.
Edinburgh once again fell just short with a furious comeback but plunged to an eighth successive defeat, losing to Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht at Myreside last night.
Tim Visser has seen Scotland break three of their most nagging losing streaks in a year and sees no reason why the biggest of all shouldn’t go the same way in a fortnight.
Scotland got an almighty scare and were given a physical lesson by Samoa in the opening Autumn Test, barely holding on for a win in the highest-scoring international ever played at BT Murrayfield.
An Angus rugby club which won back-to-back promotions is “walking a tightrope” for its very survival unless players come forward for a crunch match on Saturday.