Scottish Rugby appoint Rosy Ryan to new Women and Girls’ role

This new role has been created and funded as part of Scottish Rugby’s Women and Girls’ strategy which launched in June 2022. Rosy, who joined at the start of the year, will now oversee the development and implementation of programmes for women and girls to strengthen existing pathways throughout the community game. This will include […]

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New date announced for Youth Cup Finals

The finals were originally supposed to take place on Saturday 10 December but were postponed due to adverse weather conditions. This event will see boys and girls’ teams at U18 and U16 level from the club game play for Cup and Shield trophies.  The matches will take place across the BT Murrayfield bowl and the […]

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Statement: Gender Participation Policy

The amended policy now aligns with the already published positions of other rugby union governing bodies in the UK and Ireland which follow guidance from World Rugby and the Sports Councils’ Equality Group (SCEG). The Policy document and a Q&A can be found below. Scottish Rugby’s updated policy means contact rugby for players in the […]

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MATCH REPORT: The Thistles v WRU Development XV

The hosts enjoyed the bulk of the early possession and were able to make good ground after asserting their dominance in the scrum. The Thistles were soon deep into the WRU Development XV territory, but the visitors did well to steal a line-out on the 5m and eventually were able to clear their lines. WRU […]

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Scottish Rugby launches ‘Scrum School’ development programme

Through a series of practical workshops and online resources, ‘Scrum School’ will provide support to coaches and players with the aim of creating stronger, more confident, and skilled front-row players. The programme has been developed to support both youth and senior players in the male and female game, irrespective of their rugby experience. The Scrum […]

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Scottish Rugby appoints Dr Karen Barclay as Welfare Manager

The role, which is aligned to the Rugby Development Department, will see Dr Barclay develop and enhance support and guidance for grassroots clubs on both on and off-field welfare matters. Dr Barclay completed her medical degree at Aberdeen University before specialising in paediatric care, where her career in hospital settings spanned more than 25 years. […]

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