England 22 Scotland 16: Battling Scots are left to bask in glorious failure

March 14 2011

Scotland's litany of failure at Twickenham will be into a fourth decade by the time they come back, but rarely in 28 years of fruitless visits to south-west London have they given a performance of more battling commitment than they did in going down narrowly and controversially in the spring sunshine on Sunday.


Scotland head to Twickenham to face a resurgent England

March 13 2011

Stopping the longest streak of failure in European rugby against a team almost rampant with self-confidence is the task facing a Scotland squad holding on to the last strands of confidence in a Six Nations that promised much but delivered the same old story.


Ross Ford determined to stay cool for Calcutta Cup challenge

March 11 2011

Ross Ford is staying in Scotland for the next two years and aims to become a leader with both Edinburgh and the national team in that time but he plans to stay a slow burning influence rather than a fiery character on the pitch, even in the heart of Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash with England.


New-look Scotland for Calcutta Cup challenge at Twickenham

March 10 2011

Scotland will have their fourth different midfield partnership in as many games, another switch of scrum-halves and a further rejig of the back row as head coach Andy Robinson battles to come up with a combination to get his side back to winning ways in Sunday's Calcutta Cup match against England at Twickenham.


Edinburgh 11 Cardiff Blues 16: Edinburgh get the blues

March 5 2011

Edinburgh plunged to their seventh successive defeat tying the club's record low and their fourth to the Cardiff Blues this season as the Welsh side won with something to spare in their Magners League clash at an echoing Murrayfield on Friday night.


Scotland’s rugby clubs call for league reconstruction

March 4 2011

Significant reconstruction of Scotland's club rugby leagues is back on the agenda with at least three clubs-two from the Caledonia region-known to have warned the Scottish Rugby Union that the crippling travel costs from the present structure are close to putting them out of business.


Ruaridh Jackson’s chance to claim Scotland number 10 shirt

February 26 2011

Any man wearing the number 10 shirt for Scotland in the last decade has often been viewed with something between scepticism and plain hostility by the fans, and the search for someone to grasp the mantle of John Rutherford, Craig Chalmers and Gregor Townsend reaches a new level in tomorrow's RBS Six Nations international against Ireland.