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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Independent Disciplinary Update: Zander Fagerson

The independent Judicial Committee consisting of Rhian Williams – Chair (Wales), Jamie Corsi (Wales) and Juan Pablo Spirandelli (Argentina) heard the case, considering all the available evidence and submissions from the player and his representatives. In considering submissions made on behalf of the player, the Committee agreed to amend the offence to Law 9.20 (b) […]

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Rugby World Cup Training Squad Update

Stafford McDowall, Adam Hastings, Cameron Henderson and Kyle Rowe have returned to their clubs ahead of the match against France in St. Etienne next Saturday and the Rugby World Cup squad being named on Wednesday 16 August. Updated Scotland training squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 Forwards Ewan Ashman (Edinburgh Rugby) 8 caps Jamie Bhatti […]

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Russell to captain Scotland against France

Darcy Graham, whose brace of tries helped Scotland to a 25-13 win over Italy at the weekend, retains his place in the back three, where he is joined by fellow wing Duhan van der Merwe and Blair Kinghorn at full back. Sione Tuipulotu and Huw Jones, who were named in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations […]

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Darge to captain Scotland against Italy

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warriors flanker earned his first Scotland cap against Wales in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations and has gone onto win another six since. Darge has previous captaincy experience, leading the Scotland U20 team during the Under-20 Six Nations three years ago. Glasgow Warriors centre Stafford McDowall and Leicester Tigers second row Cameron […]

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Bunker and Shot Clock among new innovations for upcoming matches

The new Bunker review process and Hawk-Eye will feature across all games in the Series, with these innovations intended to support referees and match officials in their decision making and encourage speed of game play. The introduction of a Bunker trial in the Summer Nations Series is part of a game wide ambition to explore […]

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