Scottish Rugby encourages players to take part in women’s health research

The study is fully supported by Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), England Rugby (RFU) and Cardiff Metropolitan University and will inform pelvic health strategies implemented by rugby governing bodies. The survey has been created by pelvic health and musculoskeletal physiotherapists and sport and exercise medicine scientists. Scotland Women’s Clinical […]

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Obituary: Doug Ward CBE

Douglas John Ward served on the Scottish Rugby Council from 2013 until 2017 as a national league representative and he was long associated with the Biggar club and many developments at their playing fields and clubhouse at Hartreemill. He was club president from 2011-2013, having served as vice-president in the two preceding years. In his […]

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Trinity Accies president awarded MBE

We also send our best wishes to Currie Rugby Board Chairman, Sean Scott, former North & Midlands representative who, in his role as divisional commander for the City of Edinburgh for Police Scotland, received the King’s Police Medal. Carol, 70, received the award for services to the local community in the north of Edinburgh. It […]

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Scottish Rugby opens nominations for Community Recognition Awards 2023

The 2023 Community Recognition Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the efforts of players, coaches, match officials and volunteers from the domestic game. The format includes six award categories, which will be awarded in each of the five regions – Caledonia Midlands, Caledonia North, East, Glasgow North and Glasgow South. The award categories are: Volunteer […]

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Douglas Steele banned for three years

On 27 January 2022, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an Out-of-Competition urine Sample from Mr Steele at a Marr Rugby Football Club training session. Analysis of Mr Steele’s Sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) and metabolites of oxandrolone. DHCMT and oxandrolone are both anabolic agents, listed under S1.1 of […]

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National Schools Cup | Quarter-final Results

Boys U18 Cup Hutchesons’ Grammar came up short against Strathallan School who progress to the next round with a 13-17 win. Loretto School and the Edinburgh Academy drew 10-10, but the Edinburgh Academy progress to the semi-finals as the away team as determined by criteria in National Competition Rules. In another tight content, Stewart’s Melville […]

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Scottish Rugby confirms funding awarded in Phase 1 of the Growth and Participation Fund

The Growth and Participation fund, established from the £6.5M Scottish Government funding during the Covid-19 pandemic, was split into two streams with £500,000 allocated to each: Major Capital Investment and Growing the Game. The Major Capital Investment strand is designed to support clubs with developments to their physical infrastructure including the purchase, upgrade or construction […]

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Youth Cup Competition semi-finals loom

In the National Youth Cup and Shield competitions, four quarter finals played out across the U18 and U16 age groups last weekend to progress to a semi-final. In the U18 and U16 Cup Competition quarter-finalists are comprised of the top four teams from the National Conference, top two teams from the Borders Town Conference and […]

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