A rough guide to what’s wrong – and right – in Scottish rugby at...

Wrong 1) Expensive imports at Edinburgh Edinburgh followed up their success in last season’s Heineken Cup by recruiting heavily, bringing in expensive imports from all over...

Bath-time for Robinson again as coach tries to revive Scottish fortunes

WE all tend to reach for the familiar whenever we get into difficulties and Andy Robinson is no different. The Scotland coach is as much...

Come back Blair, all is forgiven.

EMBARRSSING, inept, amateurish, humiliating: those are just some of the kinder words that could be used to describe Edinburgh’s disgraceful performance against Saracens on...

Heineken Cup has to more than refresh Edinburgh’s season

Picture courtesy of SRU NOT content with being on the opposite sides of the country, Glasgow and Edinburgh have also decided to keep...

Scotland unveil new ‘Saltire’ strip for All Blacks game.

GONE are the days when Scotland's change strip would be a simple white shirt with a dark thistle on the left breast. Gone also -...

No rocks under the beach towels for Scotland

“Make sure there are no rocks under your beach towel,” was the message that Scott Johnson, Scotland’s new attack coach, gave the players before...

Visser is the real deal – he scores twice on a remarkable debut

It is difficult to remember the last time Scotland had a real, proven try-scorer, someone to put fear into the opposition just by being...
John McGuinness. Picture: A.G.Lloyd-Jones

Weir’s Week: TT triumph, Barton belted, Laidlaw lays Wallabies low

Saturday For many it’s an annual pilgrimage. For those talking part, the ultimate test of machinery, ability and, some would say, manhood. The Isle of Man...

Scotland beat Australia in Australia – how good does that sound?

The best Scottish rugby victory in 30 years? Certainly. One of the best ever? Probably. Scotland’s 9–6 defeat of Australia yesterday was the first for...

Replicating the Irish rugby model may not be easy

“The Irish model is what we’re trying to replicate now.” That was the declaration this week from Sir Moir Lockhead, chairman of the Scottish...