Rugby

  • 28 August 2014

    They were first out of the blocks in their homeland when it came to adapting to the new demands of professional rugby, but Glasgow Hawks know that the far-sighted proposals devised by their former chairman, Brian Simmers, back in the second half of the 1990s, were too radical for a sport still in thrall to the "Aye Been" mentality.

  • 28 August 2014

    Scottish rugby officials are set to introduce a "no foreigners" rule when they expand the top layer of the domestic league into a semi-professional competition.

  • 27 August 2014

    Phil Smith will never be mistaken for Travis Bickle, but the Heriot's coach is fed up with critics carping at the alleged weaknesses in Scottish club rugby and believes it is high time to talk up the BT Premiership, an environment where players are putting their bodies through the wringer, as they gear up to this weekend's launch of the competition.