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RBS 6 Nations: Scotland analysis

IT WOULD be easy –and indeed lazy –to suggest that the referee was solely to blame for Scotland’s loss to Wales. Yes, Craig Joubert’s performance was one every referee in…

Dan Biggar

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tackle completion rate of 98% against Scotland. That’s right – 98%. They only missed two tackles in 80 minutes and completed 83. It was a sensational display,…

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RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis: Round 3

SOMETIMES THE stats do lie. If you didn’t know the score at Murrayfield on Sunday and were just handed the match data afterwards, everything would suggest that Ireland had beaten…

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No more pipes for Robinson

THE PIPES have stopped their skirl. The flags are at half mast, unruffled by a gust. Andy Robinson has abdicated his post at the top of Scotland’s game and few…

David Denton

Scotland 10 South Africa 21: The Verdict

Two things counted against Scotland in the final analysis. They allowed South Africa to build up a 21-3 lead in the first 45 minutes thanks to a few crucial errors…

Worthy effort: Disconsolate Scots

Scotland outclassed by peerless All Blacks

MURRAYFIELD MAY have hosted the world famous All Blacks, but the only way to see the game properly was in a pub where the sounds of the football drowned everything…

Tim Visser

Scotland 22 New Zealand 51: The Verdict

THREE TRIES in eight first-half minutes enabled New Zealand to take the game away from Scotland after a hard-fought first quarter, with the world champions showing their class with some…

Adam Thomson

Scotland v New Zealand: The Preview

SCOTLAND BEGIN their programme of EMC Internationals looking for a fourth win in succession, after a clean sweep on their summer tour of Australia, Samoa and Fiji. Their opponents are…

Billy Connolly

The low-down on Scotland captain Kelly Brown

SARACENS No 8 Kelly Brown will captain Scotland against the world champion All Blacks at Murrayfield on Sunday – winning his 50th cap in the process. As the 30-year-old, who…

Blue rinse: the wing scored eight tries for Scotland – two coming against Romania at RWC 2011

Journey through rugby – Simon Danielli

SCOTLAND WINGER Simon Danielli retired last month, a back injury forcing him to hang up his boots. He won 32 caps for his country and represented Bath, Bristol, Borders and…