2022/23 Scottish Rugby Union Annual Report

Headlines: Core business continued its bounce-back from Covid with revenues finishing at £68.3m * (21/22 £57.9m), the highest revenue Scottish Rugby Limited has ever delivered, surpassing pre-Covid turnover high of £61.1m in 2019   The £10m year on year revenue growth driven by ticketing sales which saw sell-out attendances at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, combined with […]

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Scottish Rugby to award additional retrospective caps

Earlier this year, the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board announced some 57 male players would be capped retrospectively. The players had represented Scotland in the Services and Victory internationals during and after the Second World War and had played for Scotland XVs against  international opposition. SRU President, Colin Rigby, said: “The response to our retrospective […]

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Obituary: Jack Dun

Jack was as much a feature of the Greenyards as the Eildon Hills. Watching from one of the domestic game in Scotland’s great vantage points, the Melrose Press Box, Jack was never short of a wise observation, always delivered gently, never with any malice. Last year, he was inducted into the Melrose club’s Sevens Hall […]

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Ten Scots earn core Team GB selection for upcoming SVNS campaign

Launching in December, 12 Men’s and Women’s teams will compete over the course of eight legs in a revamped format, with a Grand Final weekend in Madrid at the end of May next year determining final placings. Scotland is represented in Team GB’s Women’s core group by Lisa Thomson, Rhona Lloyd and Shona Campbell, all […]

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Scottish Rugby to award two more retrospective caps

The latest recipients are the brothers Simon and Julian Scott, the centre and scrum-half respectively, who represented Edinburgh Rugby and Stewart’s-Melville and also played in other representative teams including Scotland B. The pair are being added to more than 50 players whom the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board decided to honour last month, primarily from […]

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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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