In 2011, at a gala dinner in Paris, a formidable foe from bygone years was inducted into the French Hall of Fame. Iain Milne, the famous Bear of Scotland, was…

Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early 1970s, when British and Irish forward play reached its high-water…

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…

John Jeffrey on the attack against France

Major teams: Kelso Country: Scotland     Test span: 1984-91 Scotland caps: 40 (40 starts) Test points: 44 (11T) Ceaselessly circling the breakdown, ruthlessly attacking on the counter or nibbling at…

Dylan Hartley

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…

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…

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…

Stuart Hogg

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…