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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Scotland team remember fallen internationalists

In that war, Scotland lost a total of 30 capped players – more than any other Union. The loss was underlined when you look at the last international match which took place before hostilities erupted. It pitted Scotland against England at Inverleith in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 March, 1914, with England edging a narrow win. […]

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Gilchrist to lead Scotland against Romania

In an entirely fresh pack, Gilchrist will link up in the second row with Sam Skinner, who was a replacement in that Tonga victory. The back row sees the first appearances of the tournament for openside flanker Hamish Watson – named as a vice-captain – and blindside Luke Crosbie, with Matt Fagerson restored to the […]

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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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Townsend set to field “strong” side against Georgia

The game at Scottish Gas Murrayfield will not only be the squad’s final match before the Rugby World Cup, but will also be their final home game of 2023 with no Autumn internationals this year. Speaking at yesterday’s squad announcement, Head Coach Gregor Townsend says he aims to field as strong a side as possible […]

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Scotland squad named for Rugby World Cup 2023

Captain Jamie Ritchie leads a selection comprising 19 forwards and 14 backs for a Pool B campaign that will see Scotland face South Africa, Tonga, Romania and Ireland. Flanker Ritchie is one of 15 players to have appeared at a previous Rugby World Cup, with second rows Richie Gray and Grant Gilchrist, tighthead prop WP […]

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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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