Lawson hails ‘outstanding’ Edinburgh

University of St Andrews Director of Rugby Scott Lawson heaped praise on the University of Edinburgh, after his Varsity opponent put in an “outstanding” performance. The former Scotland hooker, who was taking charge of just his second Varsity match, was on the receiving end of a 62-0 defeat this evening at BT Murrayfield, and, according […]

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 […]

Kinghorn not an option as stand-off cover for Edinburgh

Edinburgh won’t look to the talents of Scotland back Blair Kinghorn to fill the gap in their squad at stand-off, according to Head Coach Richard Cockerill.  The Capital club have been left short-handed in the 10 jersey after Jono Lance’s signing fell through, the Australian unable to obtain a visa.  That leaves Cockerill with only […]

Glasgow Warriors sign Scotland U20 back Rufus McLean

Rufus McLean plays rugby for Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have today (Monday) completed the signing of Scotland U20 internationalist Rufus McLean. The versatile back can play right across the back three, and signs his first professional deal, graduating from the the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy. McLean played in four of Scotland’s U20 Six Nations games, scoring three tries. The 20-year-old, current Strathclyde […]

Cockerill keen to see Andrew Davidson kick on in the capital

Andrew cockrill plays for Edinburgh Rugby

Richard Cockerill wants new Edinburgh lock Andrew Davidson to kick on in the Capital and battle for a place in his squad, despite impressive competition for the locking berths.  Edinburgh announced last week they’d lured Davidson from Scotstoun after just a season back in Glasgow.  Prior to his move back north, Davidson had spent three […]

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 […]

The Saturday Interview: Ross Bundy excited by new challenge in France

Ross Bundy in action for Stirling County rugby team

When he hangs up his boots in years to come, the 2019/20 season was not one that Ross Bundy will look back on with many fond memories, but the former Scotland age-grade internationalist is on the move this summer and looking forward to a new chapter in his rugby career with Narbonne. At Stirling County, […]

Burgh Watch gives his take on PRO14 resumption and CVC deal

fans of Edinburgh Rugby team celebrate at Murrayfield

SCRUM’s Edinburgh Rugby columnist, Burgh Watch, is back and gives his take on the resumption of the Guinness PRO14 and the league’s recently-announced deal with CVC.  I have just finished the novel 11.22.63 by Stephen King and ignoring the nonsensical date format this is a book about a man who travels back in time to try and prevent […]

Edinburgh sign Ayrshire Bulls hooker Sam Kitchen

new Edinburgh Rugby player sam kitchen in action

Edinburgh have continued to strengthen their squad for the upcoming campaign with the signing of hooker Sam Kitchen, subject to medical. Kitchen, 26, joins the club from Ayrshire Bulls in a partnership deal with the FOSROC Super6 side. The Australian-born hooker joined the Bulls from Sydney side Northern Suburbs in September 2019 and finished as […]

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 […]