Managers in, managers out and the magic of Andy Irvine

By Stewart Weir As the national broadcaster, the BBC is supposed to cater for everyone. And everything on the evidence of last Saturday’s late news...

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...

Another last chance for Scottish rugby?

So farewell then, Gordon McKie, chief executive of the Scottish Rugby Union, the latest casualty of Scottish rugby’s inability to make a success of...

Scots have no worries ahead of Georgia match – well, almost

Should we be worried? Is Scotland’s Rugby World Cup already stuttering to ignominy after Saturday’s edgy win over the minnows of Romania? No. Not at...

Weir’s Week: Serbian handball – followed by a Serbian masterclass

By Stewart Weir Saturday I can’t recall mentioning handball too often in the past. But for the handball fan out there you’ll have been viewing the...

Glasgow out of Magners despite hard fight

Glasgow Warriors went down 20-5 to the Ospreys in Swansea in the Magners League semi final tonight, ending Scottish interest in the competition. The Warriors...

Unforced errors cost Scottish teams two valuable away wins

THERE was a depressing symmetry about the losses of both Edinburgh and Glasgow in the Magners league this weekend. Both Scottish sides were playing away,...

Weir’s Week: Winter breaks and three in a bed

By Stewart Weir Saturday Winter happens. And some years it happens more than others. Unless you’re reading this from your holiday home in Barbados, or...

RUGBY: Matawalu – both a liability and a match winner

Edinburgh Rugby celebrates a win over Treviso (Picture from Facebook) by Hamish Macdonell Niko Matawalu is a match-winner. There is no doubt about that. Glasgow’s run to...

Edinburgh’s woeful display destroys play-off ambitions

By Hamish Macdonell In the dozen or so years that Edinburgh Rugby has existed as a professional enterprise, never have so many fans walked out...