Rugby Archive

  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

    SCOTLAND'S back row resources have been rocked by the news that Ross Rennie is to retire from rugby, aged only 28.

  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

    HeraldScotland has teamed up with the Glasgow Warriors to offer you the opportunity to get the best view of the rugby action when the team take on Montpellier this weekend.

  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

    The mid-season dip has become almost an annual event for Glasgow Warriors, but DTH van der Merwe believes that last Friday's restorative 22-7 win against the Scarlets - when he came off the bench to score the last of their three tries - has put them back on track and that they are now ready to create history with a first-ever appearance in a European quarter-final.

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015

    Edinburgh will make a temporary return to the ground that was their first professional home following confirmation that their Guinness PRO12 clash with current league leaders Ospreys will take place at Myreside next month.

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015

    Having been a coach for over 30 years, Jimmy Sinclair still has the same passion and drive as he ever did and is looking forward to being the head coach at Glasgow Hawks for the rest of the campaign.

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015

    ALAN SOLOMONS, the Edinburgh head coach, has not had to look far for critics in recent months, but now that his team has started to win a few key games, the calls from within the camp for him to be given an extended contract have started.

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015

    ALAN SOLOMONS, the Edinburgh head coach, has not had to look far for critics in recent months, but now that his team has started to win a few key games, the calls from within the camp for him to be given an extended contract have started.

  • Monday 12 January 2015

    When it came to getting tries for Scotland, Mike Blair was always more of a maker than a taker, but if anyone doubted the scrum-half's instincts, then the score he contributed to Newcastle's 38-7 victory over London Welsh at Kingston Park on Sunday would surely have put them right.

  • Monday 12 January 2015

    IF something as parochial as the 1872 Cup can energise Edinburgh's rugby revival, then imagine what European success might do, even if it is in the second tier, second rate, Challenge Cup.

  • Sunday 11 January 2015

    Edinburgh Accies recorded their fourth BT Premiership win of the season yesterday to climb off the bottom of the table on points difference.

  • Sunday 11 January 2015

    Twenty-four thousand miles is a long way to travel for a couple of appearances as a replacement and barely 10 minutes of rugby, so it's probably understandable that Scott Lawson does not recall the last World Cup with any great fondness.

  • Sunday 11 January 2015

    IT looked like a scene out of a television hospital drama, casualties flooding in as overworked medical staff struggled to cope with stress levels rising.

  • Saturday 10 January 2015

    FORWARDS win matches.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    Edinburgh's impressive start to the new year stepped up a significant notch in dreadful conditions at the Sportsground in the west of Ireland as they brought Connacht's unbeaten home record to an end.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    Joe Schmidt is "one of the best coaches in the Test arena" and could lead the British and Irish Lions in 2017, according to Will Greenwood.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    EDINBURGH last night swooped to sign Tongan World Cup speed merchant Will Helu from London Wasps.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    EVEN in the worst of times, Edinburgh could generally look ahead to a fixture against Connacht as a four-point banker, but one look at the Guinness PRO12 table today will be enough to disabuse them of that notion ahead of tonight's clash with the men from the west of Iraland at Galway's Sportsground.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    Nothing frustrates a coach more than seeing his side compound one error with another, so after a loss to Edinburgh last weekend that he described as "our worst performance of the season", Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend has challenged his team to get back to their old selves when they host Scarlets at Scotstoun tonight.

  • Friday 9 January 2015

    Scotland internationalist Ruaridh Jackson has been handed an extension to his contract at Wasps despite the stand-off still being out through long term injury.

  • Thursday 8 January 2015

    Leicester prop Dan Cole has emerged as a doubt for England's opening game of the RBS Six Nations against Wales.

  • Thursday 8 January 2015

    Duncan Weir, the Glasgow Warriors fly-half whose last-minute dropped goal against Italy brought Scotland their solitary victory in last year's Six Nations, is to miss the whole of this season's tournament following confirmation that he has to undergo surgery on an arm injury.

  • Thursday 8 January 2015

    LOSING trophies is never a happy place to be, but the Glasgow Warriors players believe they can bounce back from handing over the 1872 Cup to Edinburgh by putting themselves firmly back into the hunt for the much bigger prize of the Guinness PRO12 title.

  • Thursday 8 January 2015

    LOSING trophies is never a happy place to be, but the Glasgow Warriors players believe they can bounce back from handing over the 1872 Cup to Edinburgh by putting themselves firmly back into the hunt for the much bigger prize of the Guinness PRO12 title.

  • Wednesday 7 January 2015

    England captain Chris Robshaw has revealed that his decision not to undergo shoulder surgery was driven by next month's RBS 6 Nations Championship opener against Wales in Cardiff.

  • Wednesday 7 January 2015

    THE moment you knew Glasgow Warriors were onto a loser against Edinburgh last weekend came only about five minutes into the match.

  • Wednesday 7 January 2015

    As Gordon Brown was still in Downing Street when Edinburgh had last won the 1872 Cup, their first problem on taking possession of the thing at BT Murrayfield on Friday evening was to track down the keys to a trophy cabinet that had been standing quietly in the corner for the previous five years.

  • Tuesday 6 January 2015

    THE gloom over a poor weekend for Glasgow Warriors has been partially lifted by a couple of their current Scotland internationalists pledging their services to the club until at least 2017.

  • Tuesday 6 January 2015

    In the middle of all Edinburgh's celebrations after finally beating Glasgow and reclaiming the 1872 Cup, there was one nagging doubt.

  • Sunday 4 January 2015

    Melrose ended this fractious, feisty contest with two players in the sin- bin and no place in the BT Cup.

  • Sunday 4 January 2015

    Howe of Fife caused an upset to defeat GHA in the BT Cup yesterday, with Chris Mason the star of the show for the Cupar outfit with four tries.