Boyack backs rugby deal

EDINBURGH Central Labour MSP Sarah Boyack has welcomed a deal between BBC Alba and Scotland's two professional rugby teams for the live broadcast of their matches.

BBC Alba has pledged to show at least eight live Edinburgh Rugby or Glasgow Warrior matches for the next four seasons and has teamed up with Irish and Welsh channels for live coverage of some away games. Ms Boyack said the coverage would help to build support for rugby both on and off the pitch.