Castres celebrate

LAST SEASON was a funny old one for Marcel Garvey. Seventeen outings for Castres in the Top 14 and just one try, and that in the final game of the…

rugby world tv round 4

IN THE latest instalment of Rugby World TV we review the penultimate round of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations. We pick our Lions contenders, and name and shame those who…

sean maitland scotland

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

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,…

kelly brown and scotland

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…

nathan hines andy 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

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

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…