Alafoti Faosiliva of Samoa is tackled by Finn Russell and Ross Ford during Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Scotland

Are World Rugby using Magic 8 Balls to decide on ban lengths? We just want a bit of consistency

David Denton

By Rory Baldwin They say if you’re sitting around a poker table and you can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you. Looking at the quality of performance that was…

Sean Maitland

In the first-half some aggressive defensive hit from the Eagles unsettled Scotland and a well-worked try from young Saracen Titi Lamositele that was the difference between the sides. In the…

Scottish smiles: Greig Laidlaw and his team made a good start to the World Cup. (Photo: Getty Images)

Five second-half tries took Scotland to a convincing win over Japan in front of an excited crowd at Kingsholm. Japan scored all their points in the first 45 minutes, answering…

Scotland 2015 world cup squad

The squad has only two players with over 50 caps and four with two caps or less. That is not to say the team is  inexperienced; six of the final…

Johnny Sexton

In a game of inches, sides with an established foundation of pragmatism usually emerge clutching the etched handles of oversized silverware. For once it was a debonair attitude to open…

Pete Horne

Do you have any phobias? I was petrified of sharks – I watched Jaws when I was really small. But last summer when I was in South Africa with Ruaridh…

Vern Cotter

On Tuesday Vern Cotter rolled out his ‘long list’ of 46 players to deliver the undeliverable: the oft-mocked SRU aim of Scotland winning the Rugby World Cup. An extensive and…