Rugby

  • 26 January 2015

    JAMIE ROBERTS, the Wales internationalist, believes England's painful Millennium Stadium mauling two years ago will contribute towards them being "a very dangerous team" in next month's RBS 6 Nations opener.

  • 25 January 2015

    Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend last night paid tribute to the players whose defiant performance against Bath brought the side within five points of a first appearance in the quarter-finals of European rugby's premier club competition.

  • 25 January 2015

    The fast-tracking of Hugh Blake into the Scotland Six Nations squad made waves throughout rugby last week, but the New Zealander may turn out to be something of a stalking horse as Scottish rugby officials are still tracking the progress of John Hardie, another Highlanders flanker and a player with substantially more experience at the higher levels of the game.

  • 25 January 2015

    Glasgow Hawks secured a crucial win at Edinburgh Accies in the BT Premiership yesterday, leaving the latter struggling at the bottom of the table.

  • 25 January 2015

    Having helped his side clinch a place in the last eight of the European Challenge Cup with Friday's 38-20 victory over Bordeaux-Begles at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford now believes that the club is in a better place to capitalise on their success than they were three seasons ago.

  • 23 January 2015

    EDINBURGH marched into the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup with this comprehensive demolition of Bordeaux-Begles, the team they stunned on the tournament's opening weekend, recording their highest score of the pool stage as they delivered their most impressive performance.

  • 21 January 2015

    VERN COTTER might like to keep a low profile, but the Scotland coach's first Six Nations squad selection provided a clear sign that he is happy to take the bold approach when it comes to picking his players.

  • 20 January 2015

    Warren Gatland has revealed that a glowing recommendation from one of world rugby's outstanding coaches played its part in New Zealand-born Gareth Anscombe making an unlikely journey from Super Rugby to potential Wales Test star.

  • 20 January 2015

    Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson will miss Ireland's entire Six Nations campaign with a dislocated elbow.