Scotland have been given an indication of the personnel they are likely to face in their forthcoming Six Nations opener after opponents France unveiled the 23 players who will be excused club duty this weekend.
Scotland coach Vern Cotter will meet the Scottish Rugby Union board today [Thursday] to discuss the future of Ryan Wilson, the Glasgow Warriors forward who earlier this week was found guilty of attacking two Glasgow Hawks players after a late-night argument in a fast-food shop.
The head coach of Scotland's rugby league team has welcome the news that Kevin Locke, one of the New Zealanders who ended his side's heroic bid at the 2103 Rugby League World Cup, has indicated that he may switch sides in time for the next tournament.
THE schools rugby programme continued to be blighted by the wintry weather that forced the cancellation of the majority of matches last Saturday, prompting the perennial question of what time of year is optimum for the sport.
AFTER watching Glasgow Warriors come within five points of making history by reaching the quarter finals of the European Champions Cup, Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has promised that money will be made available to bolster the squad for next season's challenge.
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.
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.