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Wales on verge of Grand Slam after penultimate Six Nations weekend

Wales took another step closer to a shock 2021 Six Nations win following an imperious performance in Rome and losses for both rival contenders, France and Scotland, in what proved to be an enthralling weekend of rugby. Wales outplayed, outthought and outworked a dawdling Italian side which more than ever have looked out of their […]

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Plenty to play for in penultimate Six Nations round

This weekend marks the second last round of the 2021 Six Nations. Expect entertaining and compelling rugby throughout, with all three matches involving the remaining title contenders, Wales, France and Scotland, while their respective opponents Italy, England and Ireland all have a point to prove. So, what exactly should we look forward to in each […]

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Munster edge Edinburgh in Murrayfield European Quarter Final

The red men from Munster scored late to end Edinburgh’s European dreams for this season in a 13-17 victory that went down to the wire. The 36,000 people who made the trip to a delightfully sunny BT Murrayfield Stadium would have been forgiven for thinking that the result was going to go a different way […]

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Laidlaw faces battle to return to the top of Scotland squad

One of the most enduring images of the 2017 Six Nations is that of Scotland captain, Greig Laidlaw, standing in jubilation, arms outstretched as he watches his kick sail between the uprights to secure an improbable Scottish victory over Ireland. He was on top of the world, playing some of the best rugby of his […]

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Historic victory for Scotland’s women

When Scotland’s women lined up against Wales on Friday night in the third round of their Six Nations campaign, history was stacked against them. The ladies in blue had not won a Six Nations game since 2010, while their opposition were placed four spots above them in the world rankings. Having endured crushing losses in […]

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November internationals a crucial test for Scotland

A bizarre offside call; Bernard Foley calmly collecting three points from the tee; 35-34. Scotland need no reminder of the last time they met Australia. Woeful England, alongside injury-ravaged Wales and Ireland, had all been knocked out of the World Cup, leaving only Scotland to get to the business end of rugby’s pinnacle. The heartbreak […]

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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, […]