Jim Carswell receives his retrospective cap

Jim Carswell, now aged 76, played in the Scotland pack that defeated Japan 34-9 in September 1976. A product of Paisley Grammarians, Jordanhill and Glasgow, Carswell is now resident in a care home in Cheltenham. He was unable to travel to capping ceremonies we held at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium, so Scottish Rugby took the […]

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Glasgow Warriors claim U18 inter-city derby

Glasgow had previously claimed the first leg 36-21 at Hive Stadium the weekend before. Tries from Nicky Thompson, Max Garry, Logan Williams (2), Archie McMichael, Harry Provan, Rory Purvis (2) and Oliver McKenna were enough to secure Warriors the win. Edinburgh replied with tries of their own from Harrison Wood, Rory Brogan, Chris Thomson, Michael […]

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O’Donnell announces her retirement from international rugby

The lock has made 20 appearances for the national side, having made her debut for Scotland against France in 2013. She has also previously represented her country in the Sevens circuit, having first featured in the squad at the 2013 FIRA Grand Prix tournament in Brive. O’Donnell starred in the Scotland squad during the 2021 […]

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Men’s Premiership season 2023/24 update: Monday 12 February

Last week, it was confirmed that Hawick, Kelso, Currie Chieftains and Marr are this year’s semi-finalists, having secured a position in the top four. However, due to adverse weather conditions throughout November, December and into January, the league has not been able to progress as scheduled, causing a delay to the scheduled semi-final date of […]

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Grand Slam greats to present match ball

The half-backs from Scotland’s 1984 Grand Slam success against France, John Rutherford (Selkirk) and Roy Laidlaw (Jed-Forest), will present the match-ball as part of the 40th anniversary. Laidlaw’s brace of tries at Lansdowne Road in the Triple Crown clinching game against Ireland, which preceded the Grand Slam decider, are forever enshrined in Scottish rugby folklore. […]

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Darge and Gilchrist return for France encounter

The inclusion of Darge, who will lead the team alongside Finn Russell, and Gilchrist comes on the back of news that Luke Crosbie and Richie Gray will miss the remainder of the championship through injury. Fresh from a thrilling try brace in the opening week victory against Wales, Duhan van der Merwe joins fellow winger […]

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Dr Karen Barclay named as finalist in Scottish First Aid Awards 2024

The award recognises an individual or organisation who has excelled in promoting first aid education in their community – ultimately an ambassador for promoting health and safety. Dr Barclay was nominated for her work enhancing player and personnel welfare across the community rugby landscape. Since taking up post as Scottish Rugby’s Welfare Manager in December […]

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