Rugby Archive

  • Friday 7 June 2013

    Sam Warburton will make his debut as British and Irish Lions captain tomorrow and wants to lead his men through the tour unbeaten.

  • Thursday 6 June 2013

    With his statuesque figure, those great, glowering eyebrows and that Desperate Dan jawline of his, Kelly Brown is not exactly Central Casting's idea of what a childminder should look like.

  • Thursday 6 June 2013

    greig Laidlaw believes that bonus points are likely to play a critical part in the outcome of the inaugural Castle Lager Test Series over the next three weekends.

  • Thursday 6 June 2013

    Glasgow Warriors were last night drawn in the same pool as the champions Toulon for next season's Heineken Cup campaign.

  • Thursday 6 June 2013

    THE British & Irish Lions opened their tour of Australia with a striding win but they still managed to get a few sharp stones lodged in their boots.

  • Wednesday 5 June 2013

    Scotland captain Kelly Brown is determined to prove his team can build on their RBS Six Nations showing.

  • Wednesday 5 June 2013

    Among international coaches, Scott Johnson probably is unique in knowing that his career prospects will not be damaged by a string of bad results.

  • Wednesday 5 June 2013

    He was suited and booted and ready for action.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Three Scots are set to make their international rugby debuts against Samoa this weekend.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Billy Vunipola's six-minute hat trick, his first in senior rugby, helped England to a 41-21 victory over a South American XV and completed a memorable weekend for the entire family.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Sitaleki Timani has been ruled out of the three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll has described as "an exciting feeling" the prospect of partnering midfield powerhouse Manu Tuilagi against Western Force tomorrow.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Sean Kennedy, a surprise call-up to Scotland's RBS 6 Nations training squad last season, has secured a full-time deal with Edinburgh until 2015.

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013

    It was neither the most romantic nor the most convincing of reconciliations, but yesterday's public kiss-and-make-up between Vern Cotter and Clermont Auvergne appears to have dynamited any immediate possibility of the New Zealander taking over as Scotland coach before his official start date of next June.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    August 17, 2006, the Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    Owen Farrell admits he will have to keep his head in Australia after momentarily losing it in the Hong Kong heat on Saturday.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    The British & Irish Lions will arrive in Australia today with no new injury problems after emerging largely unscathed from their Hong Kong Stadium "sauna" experience.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    Scotland's tour of South Africa is poised to get off to a positive start with Clermont Auvergne holding an emergency board meeting today to decide upon the future of Vern Cotter, writes Henry McCall.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    Scottish Thistles finished runners-up in the Plate at Saturday's opening round of the eight-team GB7s at Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay and go into the second leg of the series at Meggetland this Saturday in fifth position.

  • Monday 3 June 2013

    Scotland Women's sevens squad will have a big two weeks of training ahead of the Marbella event after defeat to Ukraine in the 11th/12th place play-off yesterday at the FIRA Grand Prix Series in Brive.

  • Sunday 2 June 2013

    It would be mischievous to suggest that Andy Irvine's life with the Lions has been a story of relentless decline, but there is no arguing with a history that shows that nothing has come remotely close to the spectacular success he enjoyed in his first involvement, when he was one of the rising stars of the all-conquering side who went unbeaten through South Africa in 1974.

  • Sunday 2 June 2013

    So another Lions tour kicks into action and the lost generation of Scottish fly-halves grow a little older.

  • Sunday 2 June 2013

    The British & Irish Lions may have kicked off their 2013 tour with a resounding eight-try win, but their performance showed plenty of hard work is required before the first Test against Australia on June 22.

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    Here are ratings of the Lions side:

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    Wales star Mike Phillips inspired the Lions to a comprehensive victory at hot and humid Hong Kong Stadium as their 10-game tour began in successful fashion.

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    Scottish Thistles have a tough opening tie against Crawshays Welsh in the first round of the GB7s Series at Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay today, the first of three tournaments on consecutive weekends, that make up the competition, writes Alan Lorimer.

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    Jenny Maxwell cannot wait to make her Scotland women's sevens debut in France this weekend, writes Gary Heatly.

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    After a decade in charge, Ian Rankin knew it was time for change at Dundee HSFP long before the disappointment of losing their final league match and then Premier One play-off match by a combined total of three points to be relegated from the top flight.

  • Saturday 1 June 2013

    One of the candidates in this month's election for the Scottish Rugby Union's vice presidency has expressed disappointment and surprise at how the appointment of the national team's new head coach, Vern Cotter, has been handled.

  • Friday 31 May 2013

    Stuart Barnes, the former Lions stand-off, has welcomed the inclusion of all three Scotland players in the tour opener against the Barbarians tomorrow.