Rugby union

Rugby Union

Allan Massie: All Blacks don’t need referees’ help

Rugby union
The Premier League captains line up ahead of the new season. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Ayr vow to lead BT Premiership from front again

Ayr
Edinburgh's Solomoni Rasolea, centre, evades a challenge on the way to setting Duncan Weir up for his try. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh 21-26 Newcastle: Rasolea impresses in defeat

Rugby union

Edinburgh’s Fraser McKenzie makes comeback from neck injury

Guinness Pro12

English chief says international calendar is ‘unsustainable’

Club Rugby 1
Scotland Internationals showcase sports at Oriam ahead of the public opening. Picture Ian Rutherford

New £33 million Capital sports centre to open

Edinburgh 1
From left, Scottish Rugby president Rob Flockhart and chief executive Mark Dodson with Nagasakis mayor, Tomihisa Taue, and the citys chairman, Masanao Maiguma, at BT Murrayfield where they signed a strategic alliance agreement ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland teams up with Nagasaki for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Scotland
From left, Scottish Rugby president Rob Flockhart and chief executive Mark Dodson with Nagasakis mayor, Tomihisa Taue, and the citys chairman, Masanao Maiguma, at BT Murrayfield where they signed a strategic alliance agreement ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland teams up with Nagasaki for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Scotland
Gregor Townsend will leave Glasgow at the end of the season to become Scotland coach.  Picture: Joel Ford/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend cool on possibility of Lions coaching role

Scotland
Andy Robinson, right, worked with Gregor Townsend when he was national coach and expects him to thrive.
 Photograph: Getty

Townsend is right fit but must choose Scots support cast well

Scotland 4
Dave Rennie will leave the Chiefs in New Zealand next summer to become Glasgow head coach.  Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

New Glasgow coach was key to Gregor Townsend Scotland move

Scotland 1
Players whom Gregor Townsend has developed as head coach of Glasgow Warriors will become important members of his Scotland squad. Picture: SNS

Positive rugby will be Scots’ focus under Gregor Townsend

Scotland 4

Gregor Townsend to replace Vern Cotter as Scotland coach

Scotland 25

John Dalziel delighted to get pro coaching chance

Scotland 8

John Dalziel to join London Scottish

Scotland

Mark Robertson: The Melrose connection to Rio’s sevens

Rugby union
Club representatives at the launch of the Aviva Premiership season at Twickenham. Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

English chief says international calendar is ‘unsustainable’

Club Rugby 1
Ayr have drafted Scotland centre Mark Bennett for the new season. Picture: Jane Barlow

Pro players allocated clubs in draft for new season

Club Rugby 3
Melrose's Neil Irvine Hess celebrates the Borders side's second try. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Heriot’s 7 - 36 Melrose: Slick Borderers win Charity Shield

Melrose 6
Rory Carmichael of Heriot's, right, will take on Melrose, featuring  Bruce Colvine, left, in the Charity Shield. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

New Heriot’s captain Rory Carmichael sets sights on Shield

Heriots

Club of the Year award ‘better than trophies’ for Annan RFC

Club Rugby 2

Iain Morrison to enter London Scottish Hall of Fame

Club Rugby 5

Alex Dunbar out of Scotland tour, replaced by Matt Scott

Club Rugby 5

Scotland cap Ruaridh Jackson leaves Wasps to join Harlequins

Scotland 8
Edinburgh's Fraser McKenzie appreciates rugby all the more following his long injury lay-off. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Edinburgh’s Fraser McKenzie makes comeback from neck injury

Guinness Pro12

Edinburgh players ready to step up to the mark, says Fowles

Rugby union 3
Alex Dunbar in action during Glasgows 22-5 win over Racing 92, a victory which Gregor Townsend believes will boost his side. Picture: SNS

Gregor Townsend defiant in face of ‘real challenging’ group

Champions Cup
Saracens players celebrate with the trophy after winning the European Champions Cup final at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Racing 92 9 - 21 Saracens: Saracens crowned European champions

Champions Cup 6
Scotland's Duncan Taylor in action for Saracens against Harlequins at Wembley on 16 April 2016.  Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty

Duncan Taylor ready for Rugby Champions Cup final

Scotland

Leicester Tigers 16 - 19 Racing 92: Dan Carter shows class

Champions Cup
Al Dickinson has missed Edinburgh's last six games with a calf injury. His return is timely with the Six Nations looming. Picture: SNS

Al Dickinson return boosts Edinburgh before crunch match

Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Hamish Watson (centre) battles through a pair of tackles. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh 23 - 0 Agen: Hosts earn Challenge Cup bonus point

Edinburgh 9
Ben, right, and Alex Toolis will be the first twins to start a game for a Scottish professional team. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Ben and Alex Toolis to make history with first joint start

Edinburgh 1

Stuart McInally agrees new deal with Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh

Edinburgh make ten changes for London Irish clash

Edinburgh

Iain Morrison: Good, bad and bizarre at the Rugby World Cup

News 7

Iain Morrison: All Blacks the best ever? It’s hard to argue

Rugby union 3