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Tightheads WP Nel and Zander Fagerson prop up Calcutta hopes

If that victory over France last weekend, only Scotland’s third in the Six Nations, put a smile on Gregor Townsend’s face, the Scotland coach must have been dancing on the sidelines of Netherdale yesterday as not one but two tighthead props put their hand up for consideration for next weekend’s 
Calcutta Cup clash.

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Finn Russell has not been at his brilliant best for Scotland in the Six Nations so far. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Allan Massie: Finn Russell would benefit from quiet first quarter’

N ormal Six Nations service was resumed last weekend, all matches being won by the home team, even if it was close at both Twickenham and Murrayfield. All the same, England never looked like losing, and though Scotland trailed France for an hour, victory always seemed probable after Sean Maitland scored the first Scottish try.

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Six Nations: Racing 92 fine Teddy Thomas for ‘unsuitable behaviour’

French Top 14 side Racing 92 have fined Teddy Thomas for “unsuitable behaviour” in the aftermath of France’s Six Nations defeat to Scotland last weekend.

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Six Nations: 2017 Twickenham mauling ‘irrelevant’ says Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend has played down the significance of last year’s mauling at Twickenham as Scotland prepare to host England next week.

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Six Nations: Scotland receive triple injury boost

Scotland’s NatWest 6 Nations campaign has received a lift with the return of several front-row players to training.

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Gus Black toured with the 1950 British and Irish Lions. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Death of oldest British and Irish Lion Gus Black at 92

The oldest British and Irish Lion, Scotland’s Gus Black, has died at the age of 92.


Joe Marler vows to keep nose clean at Murrayfield

Joe Marler has revealed that banishing his family from the living room in order to watch England face Wales has sharpened his determination to address the indiscipline that has afflicted his career.

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Six Nations: France drop several players for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Jacques Brunel has culled several players from his squad to face Italy for what has been described as “inappropriate behaviour” in the wake of Sunday’s defeat to Scotland in Edinburgh.

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Scotland's Huw Jones races through against France. Picture: Neil Hanna

Huw Jones: Scotland desperate to make amends against England

After bouncing back from their 34-7 loss to Wales in Cardiff with victory over France, Scotland will look to lay the ghosts of another ignominious day when England come to BT Murrayfield.

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French rugby players spoken to by police over sex assault claim

Members of the France rugby team found themselves caught up in a short-lived police investigation yesterday after being interviewed over an alleged sexual assault in Edinburgh city centre just hours after their match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

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What the French newspapers are saying about Scotland 32-26 France

After Scotland recorded their first Six Nations win of 2018 over France on Sunday, here’s a quick glance at what the French newspapers had to say about the match...

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The play of Finn Russell has been questioned through Scotland's first two games. Picture: SNS

Why Scotland should keep their faith in Finn Russell

Despite two shaky performances in the Six Nations so far, Finn Russell should remain part of the starting XV when England visit Murrayfield, writes Duncan Smith

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Six Nations: Scotland boss downplays expectations after France win

Gregor Townsend is refusing to get carried away despite seeing his Scotland side shake off their Cardiff calamity to beat France.

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Scotland captain John Barclay  with the Auld Alliance trophy after yesterdays victory. Picture: Neil Hanna.

Scotland fear nobody at Murrayfield says Greig Laidlaw

Man-of-the-match Greig Laidlaw insisted Scotland fear no-one at BT Murrayfield after getting their Six Nations campaign back on track with a 32-26 win over France 

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Scotland's Greig Laidlaw with his son at full time. Picture: SNS

Greig Laidlaw, the definition of that French word ‘sangfroid’

Greig Laidlaw would have been forgiven for feeling like he was being portrayed as a stern man from Health & Safety armed with a big clipboard – and if he wasn’t going to close down Scotland’s circus of rugby then there would certainly be curbs on its more daredevil stunts.

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How the Scotland players rated in their Six Nations win over France

Ratings out of ten for every Scotland player who started in the 32-26 victory over France at Murrayfield. Hit the link either above or below to view the gallery with the ratings attached.

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3 key talking points from Scotland’s Six Nations victory over France

Iain Morrison gives his take after Scotland kept their Six Nations campaign alive with a battling 32-26 victory over France.

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Scotland 32 - 26 France: Resilient Scots battle back for victory

Greig Laidlaw was the toast of BT Murrayfield once again as he imperiously guided Scotland to a victory which rescued their Six Nations campaign.

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The crowd on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Picture: Mark Pentler/Twitter

Watch: Rugby fans create crowd-surfing line on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

A group of rugby fans have been filmed bringing a rather unusual form of entertainment to Edinburgh’s high street on Saturday morning.

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