Doddie Weir looks forward to 50th birthday celebrations

Doddie Weir the famous Scottish Rugby player makes an appearance.

Milestone birthdays can sometimes be met with a sense of trepidation, but not for Doddie Weir, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday.  It is a milestone that must have seemed far in the distance when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease – which has an average life expectancy of between one and […]

Former Scotland captain tips current scrum-half pair to be in Lions contention

Bryan Redpath, former Scotland Rugby player is interviewed.

Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath believes the current number nines, Ali Price and George Horne, could force their way into the British and Irish Lions squad next summer.  The Glasgow Warriors pair were in good form prior to the COVIID-19 shutdown, and Redpath believes if they can pick up where they left off when rugby […]

Doddie Weir enjoying family time during COVID-19 lockdown

Doddie Weir enjoys a public appearance

Doddie Weir has spent the last couple of months shielding with his family on the farm in the Borders, but the inspirational former Scotland lock has taken the positives out of the situation.  Weir, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2016 and made his diagnosis public the following summer, has been at […]

World Rugby hails success of Rugby World Cup 2019

rugby World Cup winners, South Africa celebrate

Japan 2019 was the most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever, with nearly £4.3 billion generated in economic output, according to The economic impact of Rugby World Cup 2019 report published by EY today (Wednesday). Rugby World Cup 2019 has been heralded as the best to date, delivering a unique experience for visiting fans, showcasing Japan’s renowned […]

Former Lions wing tips Scottish quartet for Lions spots

Former England and British & Irish Lions wing Ugo Monye has tipped four Scottish players to be involved with the Lions’ in South Africa next summer.  Appearing on The Tap and Go Podcast, Monye said he felt Rory Sutherland should start at loosehead when Warren Gatland’s side take on the world champions.  “I think what the […]

Doddie Weir hopeful MND cure research can resume soon

Daddy weir suffers from MND

Doddie Weir hopes that research into a cure for Motor Neurone Disease can restart, as research centres prepare to re-open following the Coronavirus pandemic.  The 61-times capped Scotland internationalist was diagnosed with MND just before Christmas 2016, and revealed the news the following summer.  And on Good Morning Britain this morning (Friday), the former Melrose and Newcastle […]

Gatland ‘desperately’ wants improved Scottish Lions contingent

Warren Gatland, the head coach of the British & Irish Lions

British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland insists he wants there to be an improved Scottish contingent on next hear’s tour to South Africa. Only Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour made his initial squad for the New Zealand tour in 2017, before Greig Laidlaw was added to the squad to replace Ben Youngs. And […]

Swinson calls time on 14-year professional career

Tim Swinson the Scotland rugby player

Glasgow Warriors and Scotland lock Tim Swinson has today (Friday) called time on a 14-year professional career. He also represented Scotland at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, while he also made 136 appearances for Glasgow after signing in 2012.  He joined the Warriors from Newcastle Falcons, where he was named the club’s Player of the […]

Finn Russell confident his relationship with Gregor Townsend ‘will be better’

Finn Russell believes he and Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend will have a better relationship after their fall-out during the Guinness Six Nations.  Russell left camp after a “breach of team protocol” in the build-up to Scotland’s opening match of the championship, against Ireland in Dublin, and subsequently criticised Townsend in an interview with The Sunday […]

Ben Atiga aiming to help players through uncertain times

Ben Atiga, former all black rugby player

Former Edinburgh centre and one-time All Blacks cap Ben Atiga is aiming to help Scotland’s professional players through the Coronavirus lockdown. The New Zealander, who hung up his boots at the end of the 2013/14 season, now works as a Player Liaison Officer for Scottish Rugby, hopes he can use the experiences he gained during […]