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Teenage winger Darcy Graham joins Edinburgh on two-year deal

Edinburgh have signed 
Scotland Under-20 winger Darcy Graham on a two-year contract.

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George North has returned from injury for Wales. Picture: PA

Wales announce team to play Scotland in Six Nations

George North will return to Wales’ starting line-up for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Scotland at Murrayfield.

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Jonny and Richie Gray square up to the French forwards during Scotland's defeat in Paris. Picture: SNS

Richie Gray backs brother Jonny for Scotland captaincy

The Tuesday before a Saturday international is normally the Scotland captain’s day to hold court and, for some time now, that has been an audience with Greig Laidlaw.

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How the Hastings brothers rose to the pinnacle of Scots rugby

There’s an old tale which states the career of Gavin Hastings, and by extension his younger brother Scott, two talismanic figures for Scottish rugby through most of the 80s and into the mid-90s, might not have happened were it not for a freak accident involving a car, the school rugby coach and young Gavin’s leg.

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Jim Taylor, the Hearts and Balls ambassador, with rugby players from Glasgow Warriors and GHK rugby club.  Picture: Martin Shields/Contributed

Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

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Richard Cockerill  led Leicester to three  English Premiership titles and the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Edinburgh opt for Richard Cockerill to revive club

SRU chief Mark Dodson has opted for profile and experience in a bid to push Edinburgh on to the next level.

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Scotland's Alex Dunbar. Picture SBS/SRU.

Scotland’s Alex Dunbar ready for a physical Six Nations battle

Scotland centre Alex Dunbar has come through his concussion protocols after taking a head knock in Paris and is 
relishing another physical midfield battle with Wales on Saturday.

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Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor had good news on the fitness of several players ahead of the Wales game in the Six Nations. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

We have to be positive... we can’t dwell on who’s injured

After a costly week which saw skipper Greig Laidlaw and 
No 8 Josh Strauss ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations, the injury news emanating from the Scotland camp was more positive yesterday.

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Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau in action against Scotland at BT Murrayfield in 2015.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

Wales duo Taulupe Faletau and Ross Moriarty fight face Scots

It says everything about Wales’ current back-row riches that Taulupe Faletau could be on the bench for next Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Scotland.

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Richard Cockerill was most recently at Toulon. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh Rugby appoint Richard Cockerill as new head coach

Richard Cockerill will be Edinburgh Rugby’s new head coach next season, the BT Murrayfield outfit have announced.

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Tempers flare at Malleny Park as Curries Mike Vernal has a disagreement with Glasgow Hawks Andrew Kirkland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Currie coach Ben Cairns insists his side must take chances

Currie will have a crack at filling the fourth and final play-off place at the end of the regular season when they play Boroughmuir in a re-arranged fixture next month.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend proud of Glasgow Warriors’ late rally

Despite leaving Belfast empty-
handed, Gregor Townsend insisted he was proud of the effort his young side showed to rally late on against a 
rampant Ulster.

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Scotlands Richie Gray and Kieran Low, right, in action against Canada at the BMO Stadium in Toronto in 2014. Picture: Craig Watson/SNS

Pro12 aims to go west in American expansion

While all eyes have been glued to the opening two rounds of Six Nations action, the Pro12 has been working quietly to expand its reach all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Americas. Plans have been drawn up to include one US franchise and another in Canada in a brand new league dubbed the Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship. The new league is scheduled to kick off in time for season 2018-19, provided all the parts are in place.

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Huw Jones tackles Gael Fickou last week. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images)

I’m no Welshman says Scotland centre Huw Jones

Despite a name that is redolent of the Valleys, Murrayfield’s latest centre-stage star confirms he’s Scottish through and through, telling Iain Morrison he’s never had any links with Wales

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Henry Pyrgos in action for Scotland.

Five headaches for Scotland coach Vern Cotter

Injury problems are mounting up for the Scotland squad.

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Sean Maitlands injury is said to be to his ribs

Scotland fear for Sean Maitland’s fitness

After the losses of skipper Greig Laidlaw and No.8 Josh Strauss to ankle and kidney injuries respectively, the Scotland management team will be holding their breath and crossing their fingers after full-back Sean Maitland was forced off the field when playing for Saracens at Gloucester on Friday night, writes Iain Morrison.

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Boroughmuir grabbed the bonus point when Dale Robertson was driven over

Gala 28 - 46 Boroughmuir: Muir happy, Greens not so

Boroughmuir retained their Premiership status with a dominant performance to score seven tries and send Hawick into the relegation play-off.

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Fraser Thomson was one of the Melrose try scorers. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Melrose 34 - 7 Hawick: Greenyards men on track to finish top

Melrose achieved a bonus- point win over Hawick that keeps the Greenyards men on track to finish top in the BT Premiership with its implication of a home final in the play-offs.

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Marcus Di Rollo's spell is over. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Ayr 48 - 12 Watsonians: Sad goodbye for Marcus Di Rollo

Ayr more than made amends for their shock loss at Myreside earlier this season, with this eight-tries-to-two thrashing of Watsonians. The defeat was a sorry end to Marcus Di Rollo’s and Simon Taylor’s tenure as Watsonians coaches, as their side were second best throughout.

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Glasgow Warriors' Scott Cummings in action against Ulster

Ulster 37 - 17 Glasgow Warriors: Poor tackling comes at cost

Scott Cummings scored two second-half tries for Glasgow Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to upset Ulster who claimed a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium.

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