Edinburgh play at the BT Murrayfield Stadium. They have never won a Celtic League or Pro12 title, coming closest in 2009 when they finished second. Their best achievement in Europe came in 2012, when they reached the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup.

On the charge: Jamie Ritchie in action for Edinburgh. (Photo: Getty Images)

Where did you first pick up a rugby ball? My first club, for minis, was Madras, in St Andrews. I went to Strathallan on a scholarship when I was coming…

Sheer joy: Brock James is hugged by Wesley Fofana at the end of the win over Saracens. (Photo Inpho)

The Saints Diamond chip The most delicate of dinks created the solitary try of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final between Clermont Auvergne and Saracens. Clermont No 10 Brock James popped…

At the double: Chris Ashton scored two tries for Saracens

By Katie Field The Saints Dan-tastic He kicked 17 of his side’s points in their 22-19 away victory at Cardiff Blues and was Man-of-the-Match – yes, the Ospreys outside-half Dan…

By George: Saracens hooker Jamie George was one of eight try-scorers

By Katie Field The Saints Renaissance men Walloped 40-7 at home by Leinster in the Heineken Cup last weekend, Northampton Saints produced one of rugby’s all-time great comebacks to beat…

sale v toulon

EVERY YEAR, as Christmas drew closer, my school rugby team would embark upon a festive fitness regime. Regardless of how much frost there was, we would work on early morning…

josh strauss glasgow

ALTHOUGH STERN faces will be talking about the benefits the Scottish pro sides can gain from the next three rounds of the Heineken Cup, it is safe to say that…

Winter winds: Winter weather means more rugby!

AS OCTOBER draws near the rain is lashing pedestrians with more regularity. For some south of Berwick this is a reminder that grounds will soften and tries may be unpleasantly…