Stand by your man: Jackson needs time to mature

ON SUNDAY there were so many numbers being thrown around, but the shock of it all was that it was Ireland, rather than Scotland, whose number was up. Heads spun…

Nicknames: I also get called the Octopus because when IrunItendtobevery loose, with limbs flying everywhere.

The young Scotland No 8 talks sevens, socks and superstitions RUGBY WORLD:  Who’s the best player to room with for away games? DAVID DENTON: Chunk (Allan Jacobsen) is a pretty…

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THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer's tour sold out in…

Blown away: Scotland are unable to stop Billy Twelvetrees scoring during England's 38-18 Calcutta Cup victory

AFTER SCAMPERING backwards and forwards all afternoon, a red-faced and heavy-legged Matt Scott leant against the bar in the conference room and pronounced, “that was the hardest game of rugby…

Sean Maitland celebrates his try with Greig Laidlaw (left)

CALCUTTA CUP matches are so often dour, attritional battles but this Twickenham clash was a world away from that, featuring six tries and some helter-skelter running rugby. Scotland had their…

Ready for a battle: Dan Cole

WHEN SATURDAY comes the Six Nations will throw up an interesting anomaly. In one day we will get to see several fit and firing candidates for the British and Irish…