Scotland announce training squad for Rugby World Cup 2023

The group will be led by captain Jamie Ritchie and will be trimmed to the requisite 33-player list ahead of the tournament itself, which gets underway in France in September. Of the 23 forwards selected by Townsend, flanker Rory Darge returns to the international set-up having missed the Guinness Six Nations through injury, with winger […]

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Gregor Townsend signs contract extension

Townsend began his term in 2017 and has since become the longest serving head coach of the Scotland national team in the professional era. After securing third place in the Guinness Six Nations this year – their best finish since 2018 – Scotland now have their sights set on the 2023 Rugby World Cup where […]

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Ray Megson

Ray Megson was a trailblazer both professionally and in his pastime to which he devoted so much, rugby. Born in Sheffield, his family moved to Australia, where he spent his childhood. He came to Scotland when his parents’ marriage was over and began schooling at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart in Dumfries & […]

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John Jeffrey steps down as Chair of Scottish Rugby LTD

The former international, who played for Scotland between 1984 and 1991 and was a key figure in Scotland’s Five Nations Grand Slam in 1990, has been chair of Scottish Rugby Ltd for three years.   On Wednesday night, he informed the board of the Scottish Rugby Union, the custodian body which represents Scottish rugby clubs […]

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40tude: Townsend and Nicol become charity ambassadors

The former Scotland internationals, who both represented the country alongside Tom, will help promote the importance of screening for bowel cancer, in order to continue the work done by Tom, who was an active Ambassador of 40tude in the years before his passing. The charity, which formed in 2011, has to date raised more than […]

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Obituary: Bill Relph

William Keith Linford Relph won four caps for Scotland throughout the 1955 Five Nations Championship. He made his debut against France away but his first international appearance at Murrayfield was a landmark occasion. The 14-8 victory over Wales on 5 February 1955, marked Scotland’s first win after a sequence of 17 successive defeats. And he […]

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Scottish Rugby Union appoints first two Custodians as new governance structure takes shape

Former 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games CEO David Grevemberg CBE and Cheryl Black, an experienced Customer Service Director and Non-Executive Director from the telecoms and digital sector, were selected following an external recruitment process. David and Cheryl will join the Scottish Rugby Union Board in early 2023, and sit alongside its Chair, Professor Lorne Crerar CBE, […]

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Nel proud to reach landmark half-century of caps

He was already a fans’ favourite at Edinburgh Rugby, with whom he had been with for some three years, but the advent of a new, explosive, quality prop forward to the national ranks drew real excitement from the Scottish rugby public. Nel’s has been an international career that seen him play significant parts in some […]

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Bryan Gossman

Bryan Murray Gossman was born on 5 May 1951 in Ardrossan. He was educated at Ardrossan Academy and played three seasons in the school first XV and two with Ardrossan Accies before he joined West of Scotland in the 1972-73 season. He enjoyed more than ten years in the Glasgow district side, playing at both […]

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Big-hearted Earlston

The Tennent’s East Regional League Division 3 club undertook fund-raising at their own sevens tournament earlier this year. Now they have presented a cheque for £375 to the Murrayfield Injured Players’ Foundation. The presentation was received by Borders area MIPF trustee Alistair Forsyth (left) from club President Neil McDonald (right). Mr Forsyth said: “The Foundation […]

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