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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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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