Scottish Rugby will not accept a decision to cancel their pivotal Rugby World Cup pool match against Japan in Yokohama on Saturday and effectively knock them out of the tournament without a major row.
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Scotland’s most-capped rugby player Ross Ford has hung up his boots and will take on a role developing the next generation of young players from his native Border country.
The internet concoction of captain Greig Laidlaw controlling “toddlers” Finn Russell and Adam Hastings on baby reins tickled the Scotland squad so much that they’ve effectively adopted it, but there’s a serious business behind it all.
Gary Graham has decided he’s Scottish after all, and the Newcastle flanker courted by England last year joined up with the Scotland squad at Oriam yesterday.
Scottish Rugby has dipped into the rival code to pluck Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane as their new high performance coach with responsibility at all levels of the game.
Mark Dodson will stay as Scottish Rugby’s chief executive until after the World Cup in 2023 after agreeing a five-year extension to stay at the helm of the sport in Scotland.
Scotland will be forced into one change but denied the chance to make two more as they prepare for the second match of the NatWest 6 Nations against France at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Scotland won’t temper their high-octane, high-risk of play even after their 2018 NatWest 6 Nations campaign came crashing off the tracks with another humiliating loss to Wales in Cardiff.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named the full Six Nations squad that will face Wales this weekend.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will name as many as 40 players for the forthcoming NatWest 6 Nations campaign at Murrayfield today – with possibly the most important one being a player who has not played for the national team since an infamous incident two and a half years ago.