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Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw signs for Japanese club Shining Arcs

Scrum-half retired from international duty last yearBeauden Barrett and George Kruis also heading to JapanFormer Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will be playing for Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs when the season begins next year, the Chiba-ba…

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Quiz: how much do you know about the Six Nations?

Who scored 26 tries? Who lost badly? Who dislikes ‘sausages’? More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepersHow many grand slams did Wales win under their former head coach Warren Gatland?NoneOneThreeFiveWho is the leading points-score…

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The Joy of Six: Calcutta Cup clashes | Scott Murray

It’s 149 years to the day since Scotland and England played the first rugby union international. From the archive, here are half-a-dozen great stramashesThis article was first published on 3 February 2012 Continue reading…

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Premiership clubs to release Welsh, Scots and Italians if Six Nations restarts

Usual restrictions outside Test windows will not applyWales v Scotland and two Italy matches to be rescheduledWales, Scotland and Italy will be able to select full-strength teams if their postponed Six Nations matches are rearranged later this year wit…

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Wales v Scotland Six Nations match called off 24 hours before kick-off

Decision due to coronavirus announced during captains’ runsWRU says ‘postponement became the only viable option’The Welsh Rugby Union called off Saturday’s Six Nations tie against Scotland 24 hours before the kick-off to fall in line with other sports …

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Sky’s the limit for Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie despite recent blow

Back-rower has endured some hard times off the pitch but is tipped to be Scotland’s captain and a Lion before longNothing much in sport, or life, can be guaranteed at times like this. In the case of the Scottish flanker Jamie Ritchie, even so, everyone…

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Six Nations: talking points from a tournament striving for an outcome

Scotland’s win over France hands England a chance for the title – while Ireland wait in the wingsLeaving aside Manu Tuilagi’s red card and Joe Marler’s bizarre piece of handiwork England had reason to be quietly encouraged by their last Six Nations out…

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Six Nations: what we learned from the weekend the French dream died

The scoreline at Twickenham flattered Wales, while France were pragmatic in pursuit of bonus points rather than chasing the grand slam as the clock wound down at MurrayfieldMuch was made in the build-up of the intention of both sides to play with an ed…

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Scotland make France pay for Mohammed Haouas punch and red card

Scotland 28-17 FranceFrance prop sent off late in the first halfFrance’s hopes of their first Grand Slam in a decade were ended by their own undiscipline and by a Scotland side whose strong defence – their forte previously in this Six Nations – was mat…

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Scotland v France: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offFrance can ‘see the sun’ but remain wary of ScotlandYou can email Lee here with your thoughts 2.20pm GMT More pre-match readingGregor Townsend is impressed with Galthie’s work so far. Related: Scotland’s Tow…

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France ‘can see the sun again’ in Six Nations but remain wary of Scotland | Paul Rees

Les Bleus go to Murrayfield with the grand slam in reach and Gaël Fickou says they now have the tools to challenge the bestFrance have arrived in the danger zone. A team that were treated dismissively by Eddie Jones at the start of the Six Nations, wer…

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Scotland’s Townsend praises former teammate Galthié’s French revolution

Coaches played together for French Barbarians in 2004Townsend shuffles his forward pack for Murrayfield tieGregor Townsend was Fabien Galthié’s half-back partner when the France head coach signed off his playing career in 2004 with a farewell outing fo…

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Finn Russell agrees return to Scotland camp after Gregor Townsend talks

Russell to provide tactical insight for France matchFly-half was dropped after breaching protocolFinn Russell looks set to return to the Scotland squad – but not until after the Six Nations campaign.The fly-half has held positive talks with the head co…

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Paris summit will attempt to break possible Six Nations deadlock | Paul Rees

The spread of the coronavirus may mean the tournament’s end may be delayed until the autumnThe Six Nations organisers meet in Paris on Monday to discuss contingency plans after fears over the cross-border spread of the coronavirus forced the postponeme…

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Six Nations: talking points from a thrilling third round

Italy will surely improve by trying to play positive, entertaining rugby while Stuart Hogg showcases his talent for ScotlandItaly have failed to score a point in two out of three Six Nations matches so far. While that is the dismal reality for the coac…

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Scotland need to step up if we are to deny France, admits McInally

‘We can be so much better,’ says Edinburgh forward‘We’ll back ourselves against anyone at Murrayfield’Stuart McInally accepts Scotland will have to make major improvements again if they are to wreck France’s grand slam bid at Murrayfield.While Les Bleu…

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Stuart Hogg’s solo effort leads Scotland to hard-fought victory against Italy

• Italy 0-17 Scotland• Stuart Hogg, Chris Harris and Adam Hastings cross for visitorsScotland avoided joining the ruins in Rome to ease the pressure on head coach Gregor Townsend with a hard-fought 17-0 victory over Italy.In what was billed as the batt…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 2.15pm GMT kick-offJones’ England future could turn on No 8 duelEmail Luke here or tweet at @LukeMcLaughlin 1.46pm GMT Don’t forget, you can drop me a line on email or on Twitter with any thoughts on today’s match. If you a…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 2.15pm GMT kick-offJones’ England future could turn on No 8 duelEmail Luke here or tweet at @LukeMcLaughlin 1.46pm GMT Don’t forget, you can drop me a line on email or on Twitter with any thoughts on today’s match. If you a…

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Scotland make three changes as Townsend talks up Italy threat

Stuart McInally, Ben Toolis and Chris Harris start‘They have played with real ambition and width’The Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations trip to Italy.Edinburgh forwards Stuart McInal…