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Glasgow are spearheading Scottish rugby’s renaissance

Two big scoring wins, by two Scottish rugby teams, who now enter into the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. Shocking isn’t it? So shocking that, before you read any further, I want to reassure you that what you are reading is indeed correct. Last week, Edinburgh christened their new ground, Myreside, with a 49 […]

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Wyn Jones the perfect choice as Warburton’s replacement

It is that time of year again. The Six Nations are imminent, so imminent in fact that you can practically hear the constant ringing of the tills in Malones. The Six Nations always matters, it’s the annual European tournament where new legends can be born and old stalwarts can fall. Indeed, a useful case in […]

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Rugby community mourns after death of Anthony Foley

In the past few years Irish international and club rugby has lost some of its greats to injury and retirement, such as Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll, but no one thought we would have to say a permanent goodbye to another great, Anthony Foley, so soon. Foley was found dead in his Paris hotel room […]

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St. Andrews make it four in succession with Varsity win

The grudge match, the big revenge, the game to end them all. It can only be the world’s oldest Varsity rugby game between Edinburgh and St. Andrews. The stands were full, the draughts were being drunk dry and the singing was getting worse but the crowd was ready to see if they would get another edge-of-your-seat […]

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Edinburgh Ladies RFC annihilate Saint Andrews Ladies in 97-0 Varsity victory

After last year’s incredible display many believed Edinburgh Ladies RFC would be victorious again at the 2016 Scottish Varsity clash against St. Andrews. With eleven internationals in the Edinburgh Ladies starting fifteen most expected them to win but no one expected the score-line to end up being quite as one sided as 97-0. Right from […]

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Townsend looks to maintain winning ways with Scotland

The Scottish Rugby team is almost known for being a mixed bag: some good games, some great, and some dire, but this August that rollercoaster went skyrocketing and Scottish rugby fans erupted in delight when Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend was announced as Vern Cotter’s replacement. So is Townsend the right man for the job? Yes, […]

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One English side guaranteed a place in Champions Cup final

The season is nearly at an end and most players are looking forward to a holiday before the dreaded pre-season training. Unless you’re Andy Goode and you tactically retire, only to make a startling comeback two weeks into the next season. But don’t cry. The season isn’t over yet as we still have the the […]

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Failure to reprimand Marler risks sending message that discrimination is tolerable

In the past 20 years there has been one issue that every sport has vigorously tried to combat. That issue is discrimination in all its forms, be it racial, gender, class, or sexual orientation. Some sports are certainly more notorious for this sort of behaviour than others, but it is becoming rarer and rarer in […]