Rugby

  • 1 September 2014

    FROM George Graham Jr's cheeky first-minute try for the visitors, to Ayr's last-ditch defending some 80 minutes later, this Millbrae match was both gripping and fascinating.

  • 1 September 2014

    SO, that's all the phoney stuff out of the way and Glasgow Warriors have already started working out how they tackle Leinster this weekend on the back of a solid but far from error-free performance in London.

  • 31 August 2014

    After all the discordant notes of seasons past, the harmony that has engulfed the Guinness PRO12 just lately has been almost deafening.

  • 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.