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Polish Rugby Union to hold open trials in Exeter

The first open trials for rugby players who live in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and qualify to play for Poland, will be held on the 17th December in Exeter. Trials will take the form of two sessions (commencing at 12:00 and 16:00) and will be held with the Poland Under 18 rugby team who […]

Australia go for size to tackle England

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has opted for size and aggression as his team vies for revenge against England at Twickenham. Number eight Lopeti Timani has been catapulted back into the starting lineup, shifting David Pocock to blindside flanker, returning to their back row combination that faced Wales and Scotland. Kane Douglas starts in the second […]

State of the Nation: Scotland

With the November internationals now done and dusted, we take a look at each of the competing nations. Next up, Scotland. The post State of the Nation: Scotland appeared first on

Scotland 43-16 Georgia: Five talking points

Scotland ran in six tries in Kilmarnock as they brushed aside a Georgia side and after an encouraging Autumn Series there are reasons to be hopeful for the Six NationsMachine: Jonny Gray put in another performance that will lead to calls for a Lions berthBy Rory Baldwin It was an odd sort of game The evidence of the opening ten minutes looked like this …Continue reading »

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Ireland hooker Rory Best reached a landmark while leading his team to victory over Australia. England, Wales and Scotland also had wins to celebrate, but some players blotted their copybooks with foul play.The Best man: Rory Best gets so many congratulatory pats from his team he has to duck. (Photo: Inpho)The Saints Rory Best The Ireland skipper had plenty to celebrate on Saturday, guiding his team to a 27-24 win …Continue reading »

Hutchinson voted Steffans Player of the Month

Rory Hutchinson has capped an impressive start to the season by being named the Steffans Player of the Month. The Scotland Under-20 centre – who earlier in the year made a stunning Aviva Premiership debut with the try of the season so far against Exeter – beat off strong competition in a supporter vote from man mountain Louis Picamoles and club captain Tom Wood, whose own form warranted a recall t

Scotland steamroll Georgia

MATCH REPORT: Scotland absorbed the shock of conceding a fourth-minute try to scrumhalf Vasil Lobzhanidze before steamrollering Georgia with six tries of their own to win 43-16.

Scotland 43-16 Georgia

A brisk but dry day at Rugby Park saw Scotland take on Georgia for the first time since scraping through in the 2011 RWC. Vern Cotter shuffled his pack slightly, bringing Ross Ford and Richie Gray back. Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson abd Rob Harley made u a dynamic back row designed to get fast ball….

Spain secure World Cup place

Having won the first leg 10-5, Spain were always the favourites on the return leg at home, and though Scottish coach Shade Munro will be proud of how his team has improved under his tenure in recent years, they just fell short.  In front of a healthy sized 3,500 strong crowd, Spain for the second time this year, qualified for a major tournament, following their 7s side qualification for the Olympics in the summer.  Over the two games against Scotland, they were worthy winners, with an aggregate score of 25-15