Scottish Rugby are taking time to digest the £70,000 fine and an order to apologise from World Rugby for the dispute arising from the threat of cancellation of their final pool game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but appear in little mood to compromise.
Scotland in Japan: SRU CEO Mark Dodson appeals to court of public opinion as World Rugby stand firm on cancellation threat
Scotland’s hopes of forcing World Rugby to play their pivotal Rugby World Cup game against Japan on Sunday appear to be floundering despite Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson claiming “in the court of public opinion, we’ve already won” the case to have the game not cancelled.
There’s one more week of training camp before Scotland’s World Cup squad actually get wound into some live action, and Jamie Ritchie is champing at the bit for a game.
Stay inside was the advice. All day.
Four years ago Samoa took Scotland to the brink in the World Cup and it was the scrum-half in dark blue that rescued them in Newcastle, and Greig Laidlaw doesn’t want the same game this Monday.
Rory McIlroy’s 2019 season, by any judgement, has been one of remarkable success.
There’s always a huge element of `yeah, but what have you done for me lately?’ in sport. My favourite example of this was speaking to an Irish journalist over a beer when he was disparaging the efforts of Padraig Harrington – less than a year after Paddy had won two majors in the same season and become Ireland’s greatest-ever sportsman.
John Barclay is happy to back at the World Cup and part of a back row trio that is “an area of strength” for Scotland.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has again slammed refereeing standards in the Guinness PRO14 after making an official complaint about the same ref for the second time in a month.
Scotland have “done the numbers” on their path to the quarter-finals after Japan’s shock victory over Ireland but won’t go chasing bonuses before games are won, vowed captain Stuart McInally.