CRAIG Chalmers, the former Scotland and British Lions fly half, has expressed a fear that doping in rugby is becoming increasingly prevalent and called into question the response of Scottish Rugby to his son's misdemeanour.
CRAIG CHALMERS, the former Scottish rugby international and British Lion whose son is soon to complete a two-year ban from rugby for doping, has criticised the Scottish Rugby Union for failing to take the opportunity to learn from the incident.
SCOTLAND's Sevens squad has been spared the axe and as a result will continue to compete in the HSBC Sevens World Series following a "unanimous decision" by the Scottish Rugby Board at its meeting yesterday.
THEY are two teams that have boldly announced only silverware will satisfy them, so something has to give when Glasgow Warriors face Ulster in the final round of the regular season Guinness PRO12 this weekend.
TALKING down the phone to the right people has paid dividends for Scottish Rugby who yesterday announced that part of the money from the deal with telephone giant, BT, will support rugby clubs across Scotland.
ULSTER head coach Neil Doak knows how important a home semi-final is in next week's Guinness PRO12 play-offs - and he is adamant his side can secure a win at Scotstoun against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.
THE sun is flickering gamely over the West of Scotland cricket ground, the future is sunny Sydney for the Aussie defiantly patrolling the outfield in long shorts so the natural Caledonian tendency is to talk of dark days.
AFTER 66 caps and a couple of weeks short of 10 years since his debut, Euan Murray, the Scotland tighthead prop is retiring from international rugby, just four months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off.
THERE are plenty of players who retire immediately after World Cups; there are loads who call it a day in the periods between and there are many, many more who, in Sean Lamont's immortal phrase, are put out to grass by the selectors.