Scottish Rugby Archive

How are the top 5 rugby prospects getting on?

In August, The Observer newspaper published an article outlining their top five hot rugby prospects or ‘ones to watch. With the new season about to be a month old lets have a look at how these are getting on. 1. Tom Stephenson (Northampton) Unfortunately for Tom, the big England U20’s centre has yet to make

The Six Nations is Back

Its back. So is this blog. And Robinson has named his squad, 5 changes to the side that met England in the World Cup, thanks to a few injuries and the fact that Chris Patterson has finally retired. Come on Scotland!! Team as follows; Scotland team: 15-Rory Lamont, 14-Lee Jones, 13-Nick De Luca, 12-Sean Lamont,

Scottish Team Announced for RWC2011 Opener Against Romania

Scotland have elected to name a pretty much full strength side for the upcoming challenge of Romania. Chris Paterson is back at Fullback for what seems like his 13th World Cup. I’m sure he’s played in more tournaments than have actually been played… Full side as follows: Scotland: Paterson, Evans, Ansbro, S Lamont, Danielli, Jackson,

All the teams for this weekends 6 Nations Games in one Place

Just doing some last minute checks on my fantasy rugby teams for this weekend and having jumped from page to page I thought it might be useful to put them all in the same place. Where better than here, so in chronological order: Wales: 15-James Hook, 14-Morgan Stoddart, 13-Jamie Roberts, 12-Jonathan Davies, 11-Shane Williams, 10-Stephen

Irish Wolfhounds Gone Lame

Scotland A 32 Irish Wolfhounds 13 Just in and saw this result. Well thats not the best way to get off to the campaign is it? Good news if you’re a Scot granted but I’m not.

6 Nations Fantasy Rugby, Predictions, Tipping Comps etc

It’s been a while since I’ve had a proper go at a Fantasy game for the six Nations but I thought it was time to have another go and see whats out there. First off I found the superbru game. It’s not strictly speaking a fantasy rugby game but based on predictions/tipping. Which means it’s

Six Nations 2011, Fancy a flutter?

With the Six Nations just around the corner and with it looking like being one of the closest tournaments we have seen for many years I though I would take a look around and see who the bookies had as favourites. I was more than surprised at what I found:

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Cardiff's top five 6Nations matchday breakfasts

For all of you heading to Cardiff for the rugby on  Saturday, the following is a quick list of the best breakfasts you can find. Its the most important meal of the day you know… No. 8: Westgate St. The official breakfast of the WRU, not that you would expect many of the squad in

Ferris starts, O'Connell making all the right noises, can they do it? Does it really matter? Will Gatland ever shut-up?

Ferris Included in Starting Line-Up  Sweet sweet music to my ears. Having listened to Gatland prattle on about closing roof’s and untrustworthy locks all week I have been proud to hear the legend of Deccie keeping it positive and brief. O’Connell pitched in with the following earlier: Structurally their attack goes out the window. Once they’ve

Bill Mclaren R.I.P.

No finer gentleman in the game. An epic commentator.  I’ve just read a fantastic idea on John Beattie’s blog to rename a stand at Murrayfield in his honour, ‘The Bill Mclaren stand’. Got a lovely ring to it I’m sure you’ll agree. Here is a little video I put together to remember him.

Nearly all Six Nations Squads Announced

What have we learnt? England have selected every qualified player in the country. Wales have stuck with the squad that got them fourth place last year, adding a couple of teenagers in the hope no-one would notice. France don’t mind a drunken tall story but do mind a tall off form full back. Ireland are