Townsend Joins Scotland Coaching Team

Gregor Townsend, the former Scotland and British Lions back, is to join the national team for the 2009 RBS 6 Nations Championship as backs coach.Townsend succeeds Sean Lineen in a role that Lineen undertook during last year’s summer tour to Argentina and the most recent Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Tests before, as previously announced, […]

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Reid Named Captian As Scotland Take On Swedes

Scotland Women head coach, Jamie Dempsey, today named the side that will take on Sweden Women at Meggetland on Saturday (kick-off 12noon, admission free) in preparation for the 2009 6 Nations. Royal High Corstorphine flanker, Lynne Reid, will make her first start as captain while international player of the year, Heather Lockhart, and the premier […]

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Scotland U18 Development Squad

The Scotland U18 Development Squad met over the Christmas break for further training and monitoring. The squad included six players from the Exiles programme. The Development squad is a rollover from the Scotland U17 programme to continue progression, whilst providing opportunities for other players to break into the squad. This programme now ends with the […]

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Rugby In Scotland Growing At All Ages

Scottish Rugby announced today that the number of people playing the game at both adult and youth level is continuing to grow by 10% year on year. Since the Scottish Rugby development restructure in 2006, the total number of people playing rugby has risen by around 21% (from circa 24,200 to 30,500) while, importantly,  the […]

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Dempsey Plots To Overturn Swedes

Scotland Women have appointed a new forwards coach as preparations for the 6 Nations campaign begin with a test match against Sweden (Saturday 10 January, Meggetland, kick-off 12noon). Admisison is free  Scotland Women have appointed a new forwards coach as preparations for the 6 Nations campaign begin with a test match against Sweden (Saturday 10 January, Meggetland, […]

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Christmas Scotland Under-18 Squad

Scotland under-18 head coach Grant McKelvey has announced the squad selected to attend the Christmas two-day training camp as preparations mount for the 2009 under-18  6 Nations Festival in April.Scotland under-18 head coach Grant McKelvey has announced the squad selected to attend the Christmas two-day training camp as preparations mount for the 2009 under-18  6 […]

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Glasgow Backs West Of Scotland Cup Double

Glasgow Warriors and the Glasgow Academy joined forces at the famous school today to back the teams’ attempts to complete a west of Scotland cup double.Former pupil and Glasgow Warriors player Johnnie Beattie attended the school to make the draw for the quarter-final of the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup along-side the school’s under-18 team […]

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Seasonal Gifts For Scottish Rugby Clubs

For the second year running rugby clubs across Scotland have been awarded a seasonal gift of rugby kit from Scottish Rugby and community rugby sponsor Scottish Hydro Electric. For the second year running rugby clubs across Scotland have been awarded a seasonal gift of rugby kit from Scottish Rugby and community rugby sponsor Scottish Hydro Electric.  […]

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SWRU Academy Trials

SWRU ACADEMYThe SWRU Academy is intended to provide an opportunity to support talented young players in Scotland, including Scottish Students and those players who have turned 17yrs of age but are not quite ready for the Scotland Women Development / Scotland Women programmes. Date: 24th Jan 2009Venue: Carigmount School, EdinburghRegistration Time: 9.30amFinish Time: 3pm It is […]

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Joint Statement From Premier One Forum And Scottish Rugby

Further to a report today in the media Scottish Rugby and the Premier One (P1) forum representatives would like to confirm and re-assure Scottish rugby clubs and supporters that the P1 clubs will not be splitting from the Union.Premier One Scottish Rugby Council representative, Ian Barnes, said: Recent speculation about a split from the Union […]

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