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 […]

Edinburgh boss Cockerill dismisses criticism of Super6

Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill has dismissed any notion that FOSROC Super6 is not up to the required standard to develop players of the future.  Scotland prop Gordon Reid said recently the semi professional league is not good enough for young front row players, but Cockerill insisted on a Zoom call with the media this […]

Leone Nakarawa to remain at Glasgow Warriors

Leone Nakarawa is a prominent player for Glasgow Warriors.

Glasgow Warriors have announced that Fijian second row Leone Nakarawa will remain at Scotstoun until summer 2021, subject to visa, in a deal penned prior to the coronavirus lockdown. Nakarawa, who is currently in his native Fiji and expected to remain there until August, needs no introduction to the Warrior Nation.  He made his Glasgow […]

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 […]

Horne scoops pair of Glasgow Warriors awards

Scotland internationalist George Horne has been named Glasgow Warriors’ 2019/20 Player of the Season, after coming out on top in a supporters’ poll. He also claimed the Try of the Season award for his effort against Zebre.  The announcement of Horne’s win of the top award brings to a close a week-long celebration of the […]

Scottish Rugby issues phase one ‘Return to Rugby’ guidance

Murrayfield stadium, the home of Scottish rugby.

Scottish Rugby has today (Friday) published its Phase 1 Return to Rugby guidelines for clubs and schools. While organised rugby activities are not permitted, players are being encouraged to remain active with people from their own, or one other, household.  The guidance also states that all rugby club facilities must remain closed, including club houses, […]

Malcolm unsure if Women’s Six Nations will be completed

Rachel Malcolm - Scotland captain. Scotland Women v Wales

Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm is unsure whether this year’s Women’s Six Nations will be completed, alongside Rugby World Cup qualifiers.  Scotland’s championship was cut short due to Coronavirus, with their match in Italy postponed due to the outbreak in the Lombardy region, where the fixture was due to be played on 23 February.  Then, their […]

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 […]

‘We’re all in the same position’ says Scotland Women captain Malcolm

Rachel Malcolm is the flanker for Scotland women's rugby team

Scotland Women captain Rachel Malcolm insists that the whole population is in the same boat at the moment as we contend with social distancing and lockdown to battle Coronavirus.  It’s now more than two months since Philip Doyle’s side played their last match, with their Women’s Six Nations clash against France at Scotstoun, and their […]

University of Edinburgh make it three in a row at BT Murrayfield

James Small-Edwards dives over for a score in this year’s Men’s Varsity match at BT Murrayfield.

The University of Edinburgh Men’s side made in three in a row this afternoon as they beat the University of St Andrews 62-0 at BT Murrayfield. The result means that it was a double win for the capital institution at this year’s Varsity matches. It was St Andrews to kick off in the second of […]