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Scotland’s Cornell du Preez finally feels 100% after 2014 ankle break

Scotland No.8 Cornell du Preez has revealed that he’s only felt back to full strength this season after suffering the lingering affects of an ankle break which threatened to end his career.

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Scotland will play Wales in Cardiff in the Doddie Weir Cup in November. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scotland to play Wales in new ‘Doddie Weir Cup’ match in Autumn Series

Scotland are to face Wales in a new fixture as part of an extended Autumn Series this November.

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Stuart Hogg has not played since the November Tests. Picture:

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Stuart Hogg named in Glasgow team ahead of Six Nations

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will make his long-awaited comeback from injury in Glasgow’s European Champions Cup match against Exeter Chiefs at Scotstoun on Saturday.

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Zach Mercer spent his formative years in Scotland but made his name as a No 8 for Bath. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Zach Mercer: Scotland’s one that got away is in England squad

Zach Mercer, who was named in England’s Six Nations squad yesterday, has revealed he was “really upset” when he was told three years ago that he was not being selected for Scotland at under-18 level.

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Mark Bennett fends off a tackle during Edinburgh's win over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield last Friday. Picture: SNS/SRU

Mark Bennett: I need to play for Edinburgh as much as I can

Mark Bennett’s successful return from long-term injury has been capped with a swift recall to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations but the Edinburgh centre has no desire for the cotton wool treatment.

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Scotland will take on France and England at Murrayfield, Picture: SNS

Scotland’s Six Nations Murrayfield tickets touted for £2,200

RUGBY fans will be left out of pocket as touts cash in on inflated prices for Six Nations tickets.

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Stuart Hogg in action for Glasgow in their 34-18 Champions Cup defeat to Leinster at Scotstoun in October 2017. Picture: SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors keen for Stuart Hogg to see action against Exeter

Glasgow assistant coach Jason O’Halloran is keen to get Stuart Hogg back on the park against Exeter this weekend.

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Last six Scotland rugby results leading up to the 2018 Six Nations

Scotland’s results from the summer and autumn Tests heading into the Six Nations.

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Newcastle Falcons' Scots-born Gary Graham is one of eight uncapped players in the England squad to prepare for the NatWest Six Nations opener against Italy. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Gary Graham in England Six Nations squad but not Ben Vellacott

England have named former Scotland Under-20 international Gary Graham in their squad for their Six Nations opener against Italy on 4 February.

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Hamish Watson hails return of John Hardie after three-month suspension

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has welcomed the return from suspension of his great club and country openside rival John Hardie, believing the renewal of their competition for the No 7 jersey will benefit his game.

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Stuart Hogg is in training again as he battles back to fitness. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg ‘itching to play for three weeks’

If Scotland supporters are 
feeling a flutter of anxiety over the fitness of star player Stuart
Hogg as his injury absence lingers on and the Six Nations opener fast approaches, it is nothing compared to the frustration of the man himself.

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Stuart Hogg has not played since November. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Full contact training test for Stuart Hogg

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will do a full contact training session today to determine if he is fit for a Glasgow comeback against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, writes Duncan Smith.

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1990 Grand Slam hero Gary Armstrong turned out for the Stewarts Melville third XV at the age of 51. Picture: Martin MacDonald

Scotland great Gary Armstrong playing again at age of 51

Gary Armstrong, a hero of Scotland’s Five Nations Championship triumphs in 1990 and 1999, made a surprise return to rugby at the weekend when he turned out for Stewart’s Melville’s third XV at the age of 51.

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Scotland hooker George Turner signs permanent Glasgow Warriors deal

Scotland hooker George Turner has made his loan switch from Edinburgh to Glasgow a permanent move after agreeing a two-year Warriors contract.

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has announced a 40-man squad for the Six Nations. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend resigned to losing Ben Vellacott and Gary Graham to England

Gregor Townsend is resigned to losing two Scottish-qualified players to England when his counterpart Eddie Jones confirms his Six Nations squad tomorrow.

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Stuart Hogg has been suffered hip and foot injuried. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Gregor Townsend says he’ll ‘wait and see’ on Stuart Hogg

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend insists he is relaxed about the prospect of his star player, full-back Stuart Hogg, going into the opener against Wales with no matches under his belt since November.

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Six Nations squad. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend expects Scotland to embrace Six Nations pressure

The first year of Gregor Townsend’s tenure as Scotland boss has entered its third, most challenging phase and he admitted yesterday that he can’t wait for the “tribal” extravaganza that is the Six Nations to get under way.

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Gregor Townsend: Scotland will just have to deal with Six Nations injuries

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has backed his makeshift front row to overcome a selection crisis ahead of the NatWest 6 Nations.

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John Hardie during a training session. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

John Hardie trains after ban but must earn Edinburgh place back

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill says John Hardie will have to earn his spot back in the playing squad and is unlikely to be involved in this Saturday’s trip to face Stade Francais in Paris.

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Six Nations: Uncapped quartet named in Scotland squad

Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland squad for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship, with four uncapped players included.

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