Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rescheduled dates announced

a flag bearing the logo of the European challenge cup rugby logo.

Edinburgh will play their Challenge Cup quarter-final against Bordeaux Begles in September, it has been announced today (Thursday). Tournament organisers EPCR postponed the knockout stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic but have now announced the rescheduled dates, with the finals of both the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup set for October. A statement issued […]

Scott Murray hails ‘amazing’ signing of Chris Robshaw for San Diego Legion

Scott Murray believes the signing of ex-England captain Chris Robshaw by San Diego Legio is an “amazing” coup for the club.

Former Scotland lock Scott Murray believes the signing of ex-England captain Chris Robshaw by San Diego Legio is an “amazing” coup for the club.  Murray was recently appointed Co-Head Coach alongside former USA internationalist Zack Test, and is looking forward to working with the 66-cap veteran back-row.  “It’s absolutely amazing,” he told SCRUM.  “I had a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matt Smith calls time on his rugby career

Matt Smith played for Glasgow Warriors rugby.

Former Scotland under-20 cap Matt Smith is to call time on his professional rugby career, he announced today (Wednesday).  Smith’s contract at Glasgow Warriors has not been renewed and, after a brief spell on loan at Edinburgh, the openside confirmed he plans to step away from the game.  “This has to be one of the […]

London Scottish confirm Ingall brothers signings

London Scottish have signed a second pair of brothers, as Charlie and Jack Ingall sign up at the Richmond Athletic Ground. It follows the club securing deals for Brian and Fred Tuilagi last week. Charlie, 30 spent five seasons with Premiership side Sale Sharks, having had previous stints with, London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons before signing […]

The Pen: ‘Rugby is more than 80 minutes of escapism’

A view of the stand at Scotstoun Stadium where Glasgow Warriors play their rugby

With rugby on hold for the time being, The Pen recounts his own unique tales of trips to Scotstoun, a journey hopefully to be made again as soon as it’s safe to do so. Lockdown has been hard. Not seeing loved ones, life as we know it turned upside down and inside out, and don’t even start […]

Edinburgh bolster lock stock with Davidson and Sykes signings

Andrew Davidson is a rugby player who plays for Edinburgh

Edinburgh have completed the signings of former Scotland age-grade internationalist locks Andrew Davidson and Marshall Sykes.  Davidson, 23, joins from Glasgow Warriors following two seasons at Scotstoun, while 20-year-old Sykes pens his first professional deal with the club having been aligned to Glasgow Warriors as a Stage 3 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy player and FOSROC […]

Fundraising target smashed through epic longest day challenge

Dylan Russell of Melville Ruby Club

A charity sevens team has smashed their fundraising target after completing a mammoth challenge at the weekend.  The team at HBMB – the Hearts and Balls Mighty Bovs – came up with a forwards vs backs challenge to raise money for Hearts + Balls Charitable Trust.  The challenge was to run at least 10km, but […]