Size doesn’t matter. Just ask Scotland’s Tom Smith. Despite a lack of size or experience, he rocketed to prominence in 1997 after being picked for the Lions tour of South…

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Ceaselessly circling the breakdown, ruthlessly attacking on the counter or nibbling at opponents whenever he felt they needed winding up, there is more to John Jeffrey’s nickname of ‘White Shark’…

The son of a Borders shepherd, Jim Telfer is a legend of Scottish rugby on two fronts. As a belligerent back-row, his courage, work-rate and rucking skills made him an…

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By Alex Shaw The home nations’ summer tours wrapped up this past weekend and with teams and fans alike are preparing for a few weeks rest and recuperation, the time…

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Japan know how they want to play Luckily for Scotland the Brave Blossoms only really clicked once during the first Test, and that was ten minutes in. Scrum-half Kaito Shigeno…

Can't catch me: Blair Kinghorn (left) evades Cory Hill of the Dragons. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)

How did you get into rugby? I played at my school, Edinburgh Academy, from when I was seven or eight. Did you play other sports? I played football and got…

England v Australia

By Alex Shaw With European finals and domestic play-offs approaching, the conclusion of the northern hemisphere season is nigh and attention is beginning to shift towards the home nations’ summer…

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By Rory Baldwin Tales of the unexpected Where was all the running rugby? Both sides’ previous matches suggested this would be a swashbuckling free-for-all, instead it was a physical and…

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By Rory Baldwin A wins a win, for all that After a very exciting first half of rugby from both teams, the entertainment levels dropped off as both sides focused…