Gunderson and Brebner-Holden return for final Summer Series match against Ireland

Merryn Gunderson and Leia Brebner-Holden, who were involved in Scotland’s 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations squad, return to the starting lineup having missed out against France through injury. Co-captain Poppy Fletcher returns to starting loosehead, packing down with Aila Ronald (hooker) and Eilidh Fleming on the tighthead side. Holland Bogan and Natasha Logan recommence their […]

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Ritchie to reach half century in Washington

The flanker is named as a vice-captain of a squad led by Rory Darge and Sione Tuipulotu, as Head Coach Gregor Townsend makes a raft of changes to the side victorious against Canada in Ottawa last weekend. Ritchie, who debuted on the 2018 North America Tour, lines up at blindside with Darge on the openside […]

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Rugby supports drive to boost heart research

Each week, 12 young people under the age of 35 are lost to sudden cardiac death in the UK. However, new research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveals that the nation is largely unaware of the devastating effect heart disease has on young people. Aiden Hoenigmann died aged just 27, after a sudden cardiac […]

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Scotland Women U20 make nine changes ahead of France clash

A new-look front row takes shape with Chloe Brown at loosehead, joined by Karis Craig and Molly Poolman at hooker and tighthead respectively. Ellie Williamson earns her first start, partnering Natasha Logan in the second row. Gemma Bell and Samaanther Taganekurukuru both earn their first start in the back row, with Megan Hyland retaining the […]

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James Robson awarded honorary degree by Queen Margaret University

Dr James, alongside Professor Alex McMahon, former Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, were both honoured with a Degree of Doctor of the University, Honoris Causa. After a distinguished career, of which 30 years were spent with Scottish Rugby, James stood down from service at the end of the Guinness Six Nations earlier this year, his […]

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Scotland side named for Women’s Summer Series opener

University of Edinburgh duo Poppy Fletcher and Hannah Walker have been named as co-captains, and both earn a starting position in the matchday 23. Joining Fletcher in the front-row is her fellow University team-mate, Aila Ronald, who starts at hooker, with Stirling County’s Eilidh Fleming completing the head of the scrum. In the second row, […]

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Scottish Rugby begins financial reset programme

Headlines: Following financial loss sustained last year significant work undertaken on cost profile of the business resulting in a series of actions designed to reshape the organisation and lay foundations for future growth. Mid-term outlook is positive following action taken to increase revenues, whilst managing cost over future years. Future recruitment paused, with exception of […]

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