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Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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Scotland Ring The Changes For Massive Clash With Wales

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: John Barclay of Scotland celebrates with Sean Maitland of Scotland at full time during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

  Scotland host Wales on Saturday in what is a make-or-break clash for both sides following narrow losses last time out. Wales were beaten by a last-gasp Elliot Daly try in the Principality Stadium as England escaped with their winning run intact. It was, however, an improvement on their laboured showing against the Italians in their opener. Rob Howley announced …

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Neil Best Column: If Ulster Wanted To Appoint A Scrum Half With Little Coaching Experience – Why Not Ruan Pienaar

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11:  Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” Ireland achieved this last weekend -Ulster didn’t and England didn’t. Yet we probably learned more about Italy’s likely finishing position in this year’s Six Nations than we did of either Ireland or England. Eddie Jones is right to …

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Scotland’s Injury Nightmare Could End Any Hopes Of Six Nations Glory

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

Scotland will likely be the most grateful side ahead of the two-week hiatus until round three of the Six Nations as the list of injury concerns comes in following their narrow defeat to France on Sunday. Despite an impressive display across the park, including periods of domination, France emerged victorious thanks to the boot of Camille Lopez in a evenly …

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Stuart Hogg On France Defeat: “We Chucked It Away”

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg claims that Scotland threw the game away against France on Sunday after back-to-back Camille Lopez penalties gave the French a late 22-16 win at the Stade de France in Paris. Hogg scored Scotland’s first try of the game after rounding scrum-half Baptiste Serin while for the second straight week he led all Scottish players in metres made …

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Vern Cotter Unveils Scottish Team To Face France In Paris

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Following on from their dramatic opening day win over Ireland, Scotland will be looking to claim their first win in Paris since 1999 and underline their position as Championship contenders. However, in order to do so Vern Cotter’s side will have to beat a French team that will have taken an awful lot of confidence from their defeat in Twickenham last …

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Guy Noves Names French Team To Face Scotland

France v England - RBS Six Nations

After impressing in defeat in Twickenham last weekend, Guy Noves has made one change to the French team for their second round Six Nations clash against Scotland. In what could be seen as a like for like replacement, Noves has dropped Damien Chouly to the bench and opted to start Loann Goujon in the number six jersey instead. Both players are …

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Winners And Losers – Scotland v Ireland


Scotland kicked off their 2017 Six Nations campaign with a stunning 27-22 win over Ireland at Murrayfield. Saturday’s win marked the first time since 2006 that Scotland had won a Six Nations opener as a brace from Stuart Hogg and an opportunistic try from Alex Dunbar was enough to stave off the challenge of a resurgent Ireland who mounted a …

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