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Scotland close Six Nations with historic win in Paris

27th April 2021

Through a combination of courage, nerve and determination, the visitors managed to defy all expectations to beat France in their own backyard. While the Calcutta Cup was rightly commanding the headlines in February, it would be criminal not to reflect on a rousing win in Paris for the first time since 1999 for Scotland.  Before ...


Can the Scotland Rugby team bounce back?

10th March 2021

Scotland are undoubtedly a wounded team, but there are reasons to believe that Scotland could have a resurgence.  After conquering Twickenham and making history, it seemed Scotland could only go up. The punters predicted that Wales would be brushed aside in Round Two and all eyes were pointing towards a potential Scottish Grand Slam. Alas, ...


Scots victorious in Calcutta Cup clash

17th February 2021

Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years In case you missed it, something very special happened during Round 1 of this year’s Guinness Six Nations.  For Scotland fans, it was a rousing win at a familiar Scottish graveyard; Twickenham Stadium. None of the players today were alive when Scotland last ...


Scots seek Six Nations success

4th February 2021

After a disappointing Autumn Nations Cup then there is pressure on the Scottish men’s team to achieve success in the Six Nations. There can be no question that the past few months for Scottish rugby have been questionable. With a mixture of cancellations caused by Covid-19 and icy conditions, recent months have not been successful ...


Scotland’s imperfect Autumn

26th January 2021

A couple of weeks on from Scotland’s loss to Ireland, Alexandra Bullard reflects on a mixed tournament for the national team. For as long as I can remember, the Scotland men’s national rugby team have always been branded as underdogs. Our little nation has for decades been on the receiving end of endless jokes and ...


Scotland frustrated again by Ireland

19th December 2020

Scotland endured a difficult afternoon in Dublin as they were defeated 31-16 in their final Autumn Nations Cup match.  The final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup arrived, with Ireland and Scotland contesting the third place play-off, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for Scotland, it was another frustrating encounter against ...


Les Bleus end Scottish hopes of a sixth win in a row

8th December 2020

Scotland’s fine run of form comes to a juddering halt with a frustrating loss to France in the Autumn Nations Cup. Scotland ended a French Grand Slam dream with a three-try victory at BT Murrayfield in what was the last international weekend before Covid-19 shut down the global sporting calendar. Fast forward eight months later, ...


Scotland grind out victory against Italy

22nd November 2020

Scotland triumphed 28-17 following a fright at the hands of an inspired Italian team Following on from their historic victory against Wales last month, Gregor Townsend’s men were keen to get their Autumn Nations Cup campaign off to a positive start. Their opening game was against Italy in Florence and would earn them a fifth ...


Solid Scotland overpower Georgians

8th November 2020

Scotland convincingly defeat Georgia in their return to international rugby – but bigger tests lie ahead. Gregor Townsend’s squad put on an emphatic performance during Friday night’s international curtain-raiser against Georgia, where Townsend’s men came out 48-7 winners. This was to be the first test since Scotland stunned the French at BT Murrayfield back in ...


Glasgow overpowered by Leinster

8th November 2020

Glasgow were on the receiving end of a savage performance by a second-string Leinster side, who ran out 32-19 winners.  The Pro14 can feel like a confusing place at the moment, it is a 12-team tournament titled the Pro14 which could have 16 teams as soon as next March if travel restrictions are eased. Amidst ...