National Schools Cup | Quarter-final Results

Boys U18 Cup Hutchesons’ Grammar came up short against Strathallan School who progress to the next round with a 13-17 win. Loretto School and the Edinburgh Academy drew 10-10, but the Edinburgh Academy progress to the semi-finals as the away team as determined by criteria in National Competition Rules. In another tight content, Stewart’s Melville […]

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Scottish Rugby confirms funding awarded in Phase 1 of the Growth and Participation Fund

The Growth and Participation fund, established from the £6.5M Scottish Government funding during the Covid-19 pandemic, was split into two streams with £500,000 allocated to each: Major Capital Investment and Growing the Game. The Major Capital Investment strand is designed to support clubs with developments to their physical infrastructure including the purchase, upgrade or construction […]

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Youth Cup Competition semi-finals loom

In the National Youth Cup and Shield competitions, four quarter finals played out across the U18 and U16 age groups last weekend to progress to a semi-final. In the U18 and U16 Cup Competition quarter-finalists are comprised of the top four teams from the National Conference, top two teams from the Borders Town Conference and […]

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Scottish Rugby Schools Week set to return in 2023

Since its launch in 2021, Scottish Rugby has engaged with more than 70,000 pupils across over 600 state schools through the programme. Scottish Rugby Schools Week aims to increase opportunities for girls and boys to engage in rugby by supporting teachers to deliver new rugby activities or highlight existing rugby activities, whilst providing links to […]

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Meet the new Scottish Rugby Youth Panel

The new members of the Panel include players, match officials and coaches with a wide range of experiences in rugby, heralding from across the country. Appointed for the next two seasons, the Youth Panel will provide a platform for youth perspectives to be listened to and understood. The group will also provide influence on a […]

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Same Game, Different Shirt campaign

The ‘Same Game, Different Shirt’ campaign showcases how match officiating can become a rewarding part of anyone’s rugby journey. As part of the campaign, the Game Development team at Scottish Rugby has created a condensed format of the Introduction to Match Officiating course. The new format allows new referees to complete the first part of […]

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Ben Cairns appointed Heriot’s Rugby Super6 Head Coach

Ben joins the city side from Stirling Wolves where he took the side to the final of the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series earlier this year. He will bring a level of organisation, player management, rugby knowledge and strategic vision to Goldenacre. Fin Gillies and Stuart Edwards will continue to be part of the coaching team […]

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Scottish Rugby launches transformational Women and Girls’ Strategy

Scottish Rugby is targeting the opportunities women’s rugby presents having previously identified it as one of three strategic priorities in its 2021-2024 Corporate Strategy, entitled ‘Wellbeing, Women and Winning’ launched last year. Built on the incredible work that has gone on in the club and international game over the last three decades by the pioneers […]

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Scottish Rugby hosts largest Game Development Conference

Over 250 coaches and match officials from across the domestic game in Scotland engaged in interactive workshops on a range of topics such as using video game design in session planning, managing distractions as a referee, plus practical sessions on the International pitch breaking-down technical aspects of attack and defence. Highlights from the conference included […]

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