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…

Down and out? Chalmers says Scotland need to replace Greig Laidlaw as captain. (Photo: Inpho)

RESULTS AREN’T coming for Scotland but head coach Vern Cotter has got my backing. Even after four successive Six Nations defeats, I can see that things are moving forward. The…

Auld Enemy: Scotland contested the Calcutta Cup but were unable to come away with a first win since 1983 at Twickenham

Thank goodness for… Jonny Gray, Blair Cowan and most importantly Stuart Hogg. These three players continue to perform well, even as those around them fluctuate wildly from the sublime to…

Italy players celebrate with their supporters 28/2/2015

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 19-22 Italy It looked like a case of same story, different costumes as Scotland were overwhelmed by a resurgent Italy, with the visitors scoring three tries…