SQ – Identifying and nurturing talent for Scotland

Not every player’s pathway mirrors the next of course and Scotland, like every other nation, needs to ensure that an extensive network of scouting and knowledge is in place in order to realise the full playing depth the country has on offer. Such avenues have existed long since rugby turned professional in the 1990s. The […]

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Scotland U20 to play at Scotstoun for the first time

It is the first time that the international age-grade side will play Under-20 Six Nations fixtures in Glasgow. Kenny Murray’s side will open their Under-20 Six Nations campaign away to England at Twickenham Stoop on Friday 3 February (kick-off 7pm). Scotland’s first game at Scotstoun will be on Friday 10 February when they host Wales […]

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Dramatic U20 1872 Cup ends in draw

Glasgow put together the first free-flowing move of the match, and when stand-off Richie Simpson broke free the ball was fed back inside to Finlay Burgess, who was stopped just short. The ball was recycled back quickly however and back-row Adam Flynn powered over from close range. Glasgow soon doubled their advantage and this time […]

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Scotland team named for Fiji contest

Tickets for Saturday’s match, including kids for £1 tickets with a paying adult, are still available here. Four of the new faces come in the back division, with Scotland’s record try-scorer Stuart Hogg making a first appearance of the season at full-back and Adam Hastings returning to feature at stand-off against the Flying Fijians. A […]

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Jamie Ritchie to lead Scotland this Autumn

The 26-year-old is current co-captain of Edinburgh and previously led Scotland alongside Ali Price, against Tonga last Autumn, having played for the national team for four years amassing 32 caps. In the forwards, Ritchie is joined by new call-up Jack Dempsey. The 28-year-old Glasgow Warriors number 8 qualifies for Scotland through his Scottish grandfather. Having […]

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Jim Shackleton

James Alexander Pirie Shackleton won seven caps for Scotland between 1959 and 1965. He was born in Assam, India on 3 April 1940 and his family returned to the UK by boat post Second World War, where Shackleton began his senior education at Fettes College in Edinburgh. In his first season at Fettes, he played […]

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