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Rugby terms explained: ruck or maul?

Don’t let the match day jargon spoil your enjoyment of watching Scotland play rugby. Sure, we might all be able to recognise a try, a scrum and a penalty, but the more technical situations can leave many scratching their heads.

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John Barclay’s comeback capped by call to the captaincy

Good things come to those who wait but John Barclay has been kicking his heels a lot longer than most. Scotland’s latest captain originally appeared in the national squad as a 17-year-old just out of school, and was first capped, against New Zealand, a decade ago. But only now, at the grand old age of 30, will the flanker lead the team on to the field at Murrayfield for the first time in his long and distinguished career.

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Scotland Womens captain Lisa Martin says the narrow defeat by Ireland has given her team belief that they can win at Broadwood. Picture: SNS/SRU

Scotland Women have belief to beat Wales, says captain

Scotland Women’s captain Lisa Martin feels that her side now have the belief to go out and win a Six Nations match as they prepare to take on Wales this evening at Broadwood (kick-off 6:20pm).

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New Scotland captain named as team announced to play Wales

John Barclay has been named as Scotland captain for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Wales.

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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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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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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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Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg. Picture Ian Rutherford

Gavin Hastings backs Stuart Hogg for Lions No 15 shirt

Gavin Hastings is convinced the form and try-scoring 
pedigree of Scotland full-back 
Stuart Hogg make him the favourite to take the Lions’ 
No 15 jersey in New Zealand this summer.

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Scotland's Zander Fagerson has vowed to address the scrum problems. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Zander Fagerson: Scotland will fix scrum for Wales game

A bullish Zander Fagerson has sought to allay fears that Scotland’s creaking scrum is threatening to derail hopes of a successful Six Nations campaign. The visiting set-piece was given a torrid time in Paris on Sunday as France’s mighty pack turned the screw en route to a 22-16 victory in a game which Scotland had threatened to win but ultimately found themselves muscled out.

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  Scotland's Sean Maitland makes an early break

Sean Maitland: We’ll learn lesson from painful loss in Paris

Sean Maitland insists that Scotland will learn from their Paris defeat as he rued one that got away.

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Josh Strauss was on top form in the defeat. Picture: Getty

Five things we learned from France 22 - 16 Scotland

Duncan Smith gives his take on Scotland’s first loss in this year’s Six Nations

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Scrum half Ali Price during Scotland's 22-16 defeat by France in Paris.

Ali Price: Finn’s conversion miss left me bewildered too

Scotland scrum-half Ali Price admitted to being as bewildered as anyone by Finn Russell’s extraordinary conversion miss which has been a major talking point in the aftermath of Sunday’s 22-16 loss to France in Paris.

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A charge by Nathan Hughes is halted by Wales Taulupe Faletau. Picture: Getty.

Eddie Jones to experiment with ‘battered and bruised’ England

Eddie Jones is ready to make changes for the next step in England’s RBS 6 Nations title defence as he assesses the damage incurred during an enthralling 21-16 victory.

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Stuart Hogg divesd over to score the first try for Scotland. 

Picture: Ian Rutherford.

France 22 -16 Scotland: More Paris pain as Scots fall short

The pain in Paris continues but this defeat will be felt particularly acutely as one that got away.

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Alan Tait of Scotland celebrates defeating France in the Five Nations Championship at the Stade de France in 1999

How to Triomphe in Paris

Winning in the French capital is always a big ask but three Scotland veterans who have savoured victories there explain to Iain Morrison what it takes to beat Les Bleus in their own backyard

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On the front foot: Ross Ford, Greig Laidlaw, Mark Bennett, and Stuart Hogg ready for the off. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

France’s desperation for a win could scupper Scotland

There are various unwritten rules of rugby, one of the more important of which states that the side that needs to win will triumph over a team that wants to win.

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Stuart Hogg, with Robbie Henshaw in tow, scores his first try last weekend.Picture: Neil Hanna

Five highlights of Stuart Hogg’s road to 50 caps

Youngest Scot to hit half century has made his own history since low-key debut recalls Iain Morrison

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