Glasgow Warriors vs Benneton: Steyn strikes back
Scotland Rugby News
by chipandchase
1y ago
Glasgow Warriors have opted for a blend of youth and experience in the opening game of their Rainbow cup campaign. One of the most notable changes is the return of Scotland international Kyle Steyn to the number 11 jersey. Steyn had become one of the first names on the team sheet prior to his injury, the last time he played being against Leinster in February of 2020 in which he scored a terrific solo try. With injuries starting to lessen and the international window completed Danny Wilson will welcome the time he has had to train with his full squad over the past week while the European Champi ..read more
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Scotland Name Side For 150 Year Anniversary Game Against England
Scotland Rugby News
by Scotland Rugby News
2y ago
Gregor Townsend has today named his side to face off against Eddie Jones’s England in the first game of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. It will mark the 150th Anniversary of the first time they faced off, which was also the very first international rugby game played. Stuart Hogg has once again been named Captain for the tournament and will win his 81st cap for Scotland on Saturday. There are a total of 5 changes to the starting line-up from the final 2020 Guinness Six Nations match against Wales in October, with a debut cap for young Bath centre Cameron Redpath – son of former Scotland cap ..read more
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Scot Topic: Should Scottish Rugby Use Project Players?
Scotland Rugby News
by Scotland Rugby News
2y ago
Yesterday’s Scotland team announcement for their final Autumn Nations Cup game against Ireland featured a new cap that has raised a few eyebrows in Scottish circles – that of South African born and raised Fly Half Jaco van der Walt.  His maiden start comes after qualifying on residency grounds and is hot on the heels of fellow Edinburgh teammate Duhan van der Merwe and Glasgow Warriors Prop Oli Kebble. All 3 hail from South Africa and all 3 will be representing their  adopted nation in the matchday 23. Jaco van der Walt replaces Duncan Weir at 10 All of which, once again, throws the ..read more
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Edinburgh to qualify as top seed under new European Champions Cup format
Scotland Rugby News
by chipandchase
2y ago
The capital side joins Leinster as the Pro14’s top two seeds in the up and coming 2020/2021 European champions cup season after a comprehensive season that sees them top their conference. Glasgow Warriors will also qualify under the updated format as well though they will more likely be within the third tier of clubs to join from the Pro14. Under the new Champions cup format the tournament will have 24 teams under two conferences for want of a better word. Starting to look familiar? It probably should as the champions cup seems to have taken a leaf out of the Pro14 books when it comes to the ..read more
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Summer Tour Cancelled And Scottish Rugby Set To Lose Millions In The Autumn
Scotland Rugby News
by Scotland Rugby News
2y ago
After a long wait, but to the surprise of few, Scotland’s Summer Tour of South Africa and New Zealand has been cancelled by the hosts and World Rugby due to continuing Covid-19 concerns. Scotland were due to play South Africa in two July tests, before flying to Dunedin to face off against the All Blacks. The New Zealand Union postponed the game last night citing “Uncertainty around international travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic”. This was followed up by a statement this morning from World Rugby cancelling all July tests. “Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerou ..read more
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A Year Out – Our Predictions For Scottish Representation On The British & Irish Lions Tour
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by Scotland Rugby News
3y ago
Predicting a possible British & Irish Lions team just over a year from the tour of South Africa would normally be considered pure folly. However, as has become abundantly clear, the world we’re currently inhabiting is anything but normal. With the 2020 Six Nations called to an abrupt halt, the Summer tours looking all but cancelled and even the November tests now in doubt, we might not actually see much international rugby played in anger before the Lions takes place. Gatland hasn’t shown too much favour to Scottish players in the past Instead of 12 or so tests per side to sift through, Wa ..read more
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Glasgow Warriors – What the future holds Pt.1 Signings this season
Scotland Rugby News
by chipandchase
3y ago
With the Pro14 looking like this season has reached a premature conclusion we’ll look towards the players who have signed or renewed their contracts this season who look set to take part in Danny Wilson’s maiden season for Glasgow. After being the Scottish forwards coach he has since moved to head coach for Glasgow, though not without some scrutiny. He has done fantastic work with Cardiff Blues so we can remain hopeful that this trend will continue rather than that of his tenure as forwards coach. With the signings this season we can already see his squad beginning to take shape so let’s dive ..read more
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The Big Fat Scottish Rugby Quarantine Quiz
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by Scotland Rugby News
3y ago
With the Six Nations, Pro14 and all domestic rugby either cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, it looks like the season is well and truly over. Most of us will be reading this from lockdown with little more than old replays to keep us amused. So we thought it would be the right thing, nay our civic duty, to keep the Scottish rugby public entertained…if only for a short while. Instead of pouring over the remains of the truncated season, we decided it would be more fun to create the Big Fat Scottish Rugby Quarantine Quiz – a devilish challenge that starts off lolling you into a false sense of ..read more
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Why Scotland must beat Wales this weekend
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by Scotland Rugby News
3y ago
Every Six Nations game is hugely important, but few could have as big an impact on Scotland’s future than this Saturday’s match against Wales. With the much heralded Super Saturday now a damp squib thanks to Coronavirus fears leading to cancelled games, you might be forgiven for thinking that Scotland’s final game was being fought for little more than pride and a slightly higher placed finish. But you’d be wrong. A victory on Saturday could very well be the difference between Scotland reaching the knockout phases of the next Rugby World Cup, or once again being dumped out in the pool st ..read more
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Gregor Townsend Gives His Side To The Finn Russell Saga
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by Scotland Rugby News
3y ago
Following the now infamous Sunday Times Interview with Finn Russell at the weekend, Scottish Rugby have released a video featuring Gregor Townsend’s side of events. The Scotland Head Coach is keen to stress that no one player is bigger than the team, but also that he had thought there had been a positive resolution after the drinking incident a fortnight ago. https://youtu.be/I7yLd9KYBEsVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Update from Gregor Townsend (https://youtu.be/I7yLd9KYBEs) The timing of the video is clearly a PR rebuttle to yesterday’s interview in which Russell stat ..read more
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