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Glasgow Warriors reveal tartan-tinged new kit

Glasgow Warriors have unveiled a new tartan-tinged kit for next season.

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Henry Pyrgos and Jonny Gray helped Glasgow Warriors win the 1872 Cup last season. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

1872 Cup festive double-header is restored to Pro14 calendar

The popular festive double header between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors has been restored for the new campaign.

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New head coach Richard Cockerill is determined to turn around under-performing Edinburghs fortunes. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill to bring firebrand leadership to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby unveiled their new head coach in a city centre eaterie yesterday afternoon. Richard Cockerill will be the ninth man to pick up this poisoned chalice since 2006… if you include those who got the gig on a temporary basis, such as Duncan Hodge who did just that… twice.

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Ruaridh Jackson has re-signed for Glasgow Warriors after leaving Harlequins. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scottish international Ruaridh Jackson re-joins Glasgow Warriors

Ruaridh Jackson has re-joined Glasgow Warriors on a one-year deal, the club have announced.

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Sergeal Petersen of the Cheetahs is tackled during a Super Rugby match against Southern Kings at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Picture: Getty Images

Pro14 goes long-haul to welcome South Africans

A competition which began for Scottish teams with bus trips to Pontypridd now entails long-haul flights to Port Elizabeth after yesterday’s confirmation that two South African sides will form an expanded Guinness Pro14 next season.

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The Cheetahs will join the Pro12. Picture: AFP/Getty

Glasgow and Edinburgh ‘will play each other’ despite PRO14 revamp

The new expanded Guinness PRO14 has given assurances that Glasgow and Edinburgh will still play each other home and away, despite the Scottish pro teams being placed in different “conferences” in a competition revamp.

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Ex-Edinburgh boss Michael Bradley gets new job as Zebre coach

Ex-Edinburgh boss Michael Bradley gets new job as Zebre coach

Former Edinburgh and Ireland head coach Michael Bradley has been named head coach of Italian side Zebre ahead of the new Guinness Pro12 season.

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George Turner has joined Glasgow Warriors on a season-long loan. Picture: SNS

George Turner swaps Edinburgh Rugby for Glasgow Warriors

Hooker George Turner, who toured with Scotland in the summer, has joined Glasgow Warriors on a season-long loan from Edinburgh Rugby.

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Former Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons coached the Kings from 2009 to 2012. PICTURE: IAN RUTHERFORD

South African teams to join expanded Guinness Pro14

Two South African teams, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, will join a new Guinness Pro14 championship next season, according to reports.

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Edinburgh would have loved to have kept Greig Laidlaw in the Pro12. Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Allan Massie: Is this dog’s breakfast the answer for Pro12

Assuming the plan to admit the South African Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the Guinness Pro12 goes ahead this autumn, it looks as if we are going to be landed with a strange and incoherent competition, a bit like a dog’s breakfast, some might say, others, less charitably, more like a dog’s vomit.

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Edinburgh and Glasgow could face trips to South Africa in the Pro12 next season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

South African and US franchises to join Pro12

Two South African Super Rugby franchises are to join the Guinness Pro12, possibly as early as next season.

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Stuart Hogg was injured playing for the Lions against Crusaders. Picture: Billy Stickland/INPHO/REX/Shutterstock

Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray face up to six months out

Glasgow and Scotland pair Jonny Gray and Stuart Hogg both face up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery.

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Scarlets' John Barclay lifts the trophy with his  team-mates. Picture: PA

Munster 22 - Scarlets 46: John Barclay leads side to glory

The Scarlets, led by Scotland skipper John Barclay, overcame the odds and the vast majority of supporters at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to register their first title triumph since 2004 when they were the “Llanelli Scarlets”. It was a record score, a record margin of victory and all played out in front of a record crowd for a Pro12 final.

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Retired BBC Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone outside Jedburgh Abbey. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Bill Johnstone on his life behind the microphone

The tape recorder has just been activated to capture what turns into a fabulously entertaining hour in the company of freshly retired Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone when, right on cue, a visual trip down memory lane appears on the table to kick off the chat, or “blether” as he would say, perfectly.

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Glasgow's Rob Harley challenges Edinburgh's Cornell du Preez during the 1872 Cup second leg at Scotstoun. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh rip up script for Gregor Townsend’s Glasgow exit

It wasn’t a classic game of rugby but there were no shortage of narrative threads in Saturday evening’s surprise 29-18 win for Edinburgh at Scotstoun, which brought the curtain down on the domestic professional season.

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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 04:  Mirco Bergamasco during Italy training ahead of tomorrows RBS Six nations game against Ireland at Stadio Flaminio on February 4, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Mirco Bergamasco at the Stadio Flaminio which could host a new Pro12 side in Rome, but the ground is in need of an upgrade. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty

Pro12: Will it be arrivederci Zebre and Treviso?

The Guinness Pro12 looks set for the biggest shake-up since the Italian teams were invited to the party back in 2010 only this time the Italian teams, Zebre and Benetton Treviso, are in danger of being shown the exit door instead.

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Gregor Townsend pays tribute to the strong Glasgow support. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Gregor Townsend says goodbye with pride in club’s advance

It was with mixed emotions that interim Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge spoke to the media after this match. He was thinking exactly the same thing the journalists were, had his team played like this in every match he might have taken the Edinburgh reins on a permanent basis.

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Full-back Glen Bryce dives over the line to score Edinburghs second try. Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow Warriors 18 - 29 Edinburgh: Weir spoils the party

After a miserable season that included a record run of losses, Edinburgh’s put-upon players got a sniff of redemption and they grabbed it with both hands. This was their first win in Glasgow since 2003, which puts the result into perspective – and it was no fluke.

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Gregor Townsend, right, who oversees his final game as Glasgow coach in Saturday's 1872 Cup second leg, celebrates after guiding his side to their famous win over Munster in the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final. Picture: SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend in better position now to enjoy Scotland job

When Gregor Townsend took over as head coach of Glasgow Warriors in 2012 he viewed it as a welcome escape from the international arena, which he confessed yesterday he hadn’t enjoyed all that much.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend will take charge of Scotland after this weekend. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Gregor Townsend tells Edinburgh and Glasgow: must do better

As Gregor Townsend prepares to take over as Scotland head coach, he has issued a “must do better” demand to both pro teams ahead of this evening’s season-ending Glasgow v Edinburgh inter-city clash.

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