Scotland team named for Rugby World Cup 2023 opener

Captain Jamie Ritchie leads his country in their Pool B clash with defending champions South Africa at Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome, the blindside flanker joined in the back row by openside Rory Darge and Jack Dempsey at number 8. Richie Gray and Grant Gilchrist, both of whom will be appearing at a third Rugby World Cup, […]

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Obituary: Aileen McLauchlan

Sadly, after a long illness, Aileen died peacefully in her sleep overnight Monday/Tuesday on the island of Islay. Our thoughts are with Ian, his family and friends at this time. Aileen’s funeral will take place at the Round Church, 45 Main St, Bowmore, Isle of Islay PA43 7JJ at 11.30am on Friday 8 September.

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Doddie fund boosts respite care

Leuchie is a national charity based in North Berwick supporting people living with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease, via respite breaks and other services. In appreciation Leuchie has renamed the property as Doddie Weir House, at a visit by Doddie Weir’s wife, Kathy and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Trustee, […]

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Scottish Rugby to award retrospective international caps

The decision, made by the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board, was announced today (Tuesday 15 August) by President Colin Rigby. He said: “Those individuals who wore the thistle with pride and distinction, whether in Services or Victory internationals during and after the Second World War, or who played under the label of a ‘Scotland XV’ […]

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Scotland win historic gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

Scotland, who had never medalled before at the event, reached the final as one of the two top-ranked countries, their win over South Africa laying the platform to go for gold. In their way, however, stood a Fiji team who not only won their group match 32-5, but had won all five of their own […]

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Charlie Hodgson

Charles Gordon Hodgson won two caps for Scotland on the left wing against Ireland and England in 1968. He made his debut in Dublin when he was a late replacement on the eve of the match for the injured Hamish Keith. Born in Lenzie on 11 May 1938, Hodgson attended the High School of Glasgow […]

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Russell to captain Scotland against France

Darcy Graham, whose brace of tries helped Scotland to a 25-13 win over Italy at the weekend, retains his place in the back three, where he is joined by fellow wing Duhan van der Merwe and Blair Kinghorn at full back. Sione Tuipulotu and Huw Jones, who were named in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations […]

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Darge to captain Scotland against Italy

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warriors flanker earned his first Scotland cap against Wales in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations and has gone onto win another six since. Darge has previous captaincy experience, leading the Scotland U20 team during the Under-20 Six Nations three years ago. Glasgow Warriors centre Stafford McDowall and Leicester Tigers second row Cameron […]

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Statement from Scottish Rugby Limited & Scottish Rugby Union Boards

The external review was undertaken by Pinsent Masons LLP, following its instruction in the summer of 2022. The review’s scope included – but was not limited to – examining some specific questions and allegations raised either directly to Scottish Rugby or through the media. Siobhan’s passing is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the […]

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Team Scotland names 7s squad for upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games

The athletes, aged 17 and 18 years old, will compete for Team Scotland alongside athletes from the six other sports on the Trinidad and Tobago programme: Netball, Beach Volleyball, Triathlon, Athletics, Cycling and Swimming. Scotland’s 7s squad will be led by head coach Craig Dods, and captained by Johnny Ventisei, who was recently announced as […]

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