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Los Pumas climb rankings

Argentina have moved to seventh in the World Rugby rankings following their victory over the Springboks, who remain third. Los Pumas went into the clash ranked ninth, but the win, courtesy of Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias’s late strike, earned them a 1.32 rankings points increase from 80.12 to 81.44. Argentina’s elevation relegates France and Scotland to eighth and ninth respectively.

Pumas go above Scotland, France

Argentina have risen two places to seventh in the World Rugby Rankings after beating South Africa in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash. The post Pumas go above Scotland, France appeared first on

Should Great Britain play in the World Series?

Speaking to BBC Wales Gosper said: “If they really are taking the Olympics seriously, it would be normal that they look at it. And we would welcome either alternative [playing as separate nations or combining as GB] in terms of it fitting into the [world series] programme. It’s up to the host nations of those countries to work out if it’s much better for them to combine their resources and present a GB side.” Wales’ Jasmine Joyce was the only non-English woman in the tournament, though players from Scotland and Wales were part of the GB squad in the year leading up to Rio.Read more about Should Great Britain play in the World Series?

Sean Maitland: Saracens made an offer I couldn’t refuse

Sean Maitland has described joining Saracens as “too good an opportunity to pass up” as he targets a repeat of last season’s double-winning success. Scotland and British Lions star Maitland concedes the responsibility of playing for a trophy-laden side weighs heavily, but is confident of adding to Sarries’ all-conquering mix after making the switch from […]

Scots news roundup

East retain Donna Kennedy Trophy at the end of a big weekend for Scottish Women’s Rugby (Photo: SRU) Yesterday, Scotland launched a new Performance Development Programme which will replace the U20 programme. The aim for talented female players will be identified and developed to raise the standard of the women’s game – it’s something that Shade Munro told he was wanting to develop when we spoke to him before the last Six Nation.Read more about Scots news roundup

Scotland’s season gets underway

Action from last season’s Donna Kennedy Cup. (Photo: SRU) The Donna Kennedy Cup was a late addition to last year’s Scottish domestic season, being added as one a raft of reforms following the appointment of Sheila Begbie as head of women’s rugby.Read more about Scotland's season gets underway

Townsend pride in Scots role

Scotland head coach-in-waiting Gregor Townsend admits he is ‘incredibly proud’ to ;be taking over the national team – but first he wants to deal with some unfinished business at Glasgow.

Gavin Hastings

Major Teams: Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University Country: Scotland Test span: 1986-95 Scotland caps: 61 (61 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 733 (18T, 87C, 160P)1991: GAVIN HASTINGS OF SCOTLAND RUNS WITH THE BALL DURING THE ENGLAND V SCOTLAND FIVE NATIONS MATCH PLAYED AT TWICKENHAM. ENGLAND WON THE MATCH 21-12.Gavin Hastings was Scotland’s granite-hard talisman for a decade, not only as the last line of defence but as a …Continue reading »

Donna Kennedy

Major teams: Worcester Position: Back-row Country: Scotland Test span: 1993-2010The world record caps holder in the women’s game with 115, Donna Kennedy’s legacy is not just down to her …Continue reading »

Gary Armstrong

Major teams: Jed-Forest, Newcastle, Borders Country: Scotland Test span: 1988-99 Scotland caps: 51 (49 starts)
 Test points: 21 (5T)“Inside me at scrum-half I have one of the toughest players in the world. We call Gary Armstrong the Junkyard …Continue reading »

Colin Deans

Major teams: Hawick Country: Scotland
 Test span: 1978-87 Scotland caps: 52 (52 starts) Test points: 10 (2T)He won a Grand Slam with Scotland in 1984, captained them to the first World Cup and had received an …Continue reading »

Gordon Brown

Major teams: West of Scotland Country: Scotland Test span: 1969-77 Scotland caps: 30 (28 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 8 (2T)Few personalities come as big as Gordon Brown – or ‘Broon frae Troon’ as he will forever be remembered. The …Continue reading »

Sandy Carmichael

Major teams: West of Scotland Country: Scotland
 Test span: 1967-78 Test caps: 50 (49 starts) Test points: 3 (1T)Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early …Continue reading »

Tom Smith

Major teams: Watsonians, Dundee, Glasgow, Brive, Northampton Country: Scotland Test span: 1997-2005 Scotland caps: 61 (61 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 30 (6T)Size doesn’t matter. Just ask Scotland’s Tom Smith.

Jim Telfer

Major teams: Melrose Country: Scotland Test span: 1964-70 Scotland caps: 25 (25 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 9 (3T)The son of a Borders shepherd, Jim Telfer is a legend of Scottish rugby on two fronts. As a belligerent …Continue reading »

Bunnygate … bizarre by Cotter

‘ordered’ team to kill rabbits Save Sunday, 07 August 2016 The New Zealand HeraldSHARE:FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email Photo / NZME Scotland’s national rugby team has found itself at the centre of an extraordinary animal rights row after claims players were ordered to kill rabbits with their bare hands. Shocking details of the bizarre training exercise organised by head coach Vern Cotter came to light yesterday after a former player spoke out.