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United Rugby Championship: format, dates, South African teams qualifying for 'Europe' and what it means for Edinburgh and Glasgow; Plans have been unveiled for the United Rugby Championship, a new competition that will feature the four South African Super Rugby franchises and 12 clubs from the Guinness Pro14. The 16-team league, forged from an agreement between PRO14 Rugby and SA Rugby, replaces the Pro14 and will start in September. Here's how it will work and what it means for Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors:. Jun 15, 2021 1063
Stuart Hogg interview: His Lions Test team target and learning from Jim Telfer, Brian O'Driscoll and Leigh Halfpenny; Stuart Hogg reckons he knows 90 per cent of the dialogue from Living with Lions off by heart. Growing up in Hawick, he and his brother Graham all but wore out their copy of the documentary which chronicles the 1997 tour of South Africa in vivid detail. Jun 13, 2021 1513
Duhan van der Merwe's departure can open the door for Jack Blain at Edinburgh; Duhan van der Merwe's departure will be keenly felt by Edinburgh but the impact made by the winger during his four seasons in the capital has rubbed off on the younger players at the club. Jun 12, 2021 418
Concern over British and Irish Lions tour opener after opponents' positive Covid tests; Concerns are growing over the first match of the British and Irish Lions tour after members of their opponents' squad tested positive for Covid-19. Jun 11, 2021 342
Edinburgh Rugby announce the 10 players leaving the club; Edinburgh Rugby have announced the departures of ten senior players who join five more who left the club earlier in the year. Jun 11, 2021 375
Richard Cockerill talks up Edinburgh's young gun ahead of final game of a fairly miserable season; Richard Cockerill has banged the drum for Edinburgh's young guns as he prepares to round off a fairly miserable season with a match against Scarlets in Wales on Sunday. Jun 11, 2021 565
Leone Nakarawa's move from Glasgow Warriors to Ulster is off after medical report; Leone Nakarawa's proposed move to Ulster has collapsed after the player failed a medical. Jun 10, 2021 352
Georgia Adderley targets World Championships and Commonwealth Games as she returns to squash tour; Georgia Adderley is one of four Scottish squash players competing in Denmark next week with the aim of qualifying for the PSA World Championships. Jun 10, 2021 638
Glasgow Warriors' Rainbow Cup final hopes dashed by Covid-19 cases in Wales; Glasgow Warriors' hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final have been ended - by positive Covid-19 cases in the Ospreys squad. Jun 9, 2021 400
Why life is sweet for Marshall Sykes, Edinburgh Rugby player turned confection mogul; It's been a pick and mix kind of season for Edinburgh but young forward Marshall Sykes has grasped his opportunity both on and off the pitch. Jun 9, 2021 469
Olympics: Record nine Scots named in GB rowing team; A record nine Scots have been named in the 45-strong British rowing team to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo. Jun 9, 2021 297
Sean Lineen backs new Scotland Under-20 captain Alex Samuel to flourish alongside Max Williamson; When asked why he had selected Alex Samuel as Scotland captain for the forthcoming Under-20 Six Nations, Sean Lineen joked that it was because he was the tallest. Jun 9, 2021 644
Why non-neutral referees will be used in some matches on British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa; World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the summer internationals, including the British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa. Jun 8, 2021 688
John Hardie, former Scotland flanker, to retire from professional rugby; Former Scotland flanker John Hardie is to retire from professional rugby at the end of the season. Jun 8, 2021 732
Philippa York gives seal of approval to King of the Mountains mural and jokes it makes her feel like Billy Connolly; Philippa York made an emotional return home to Glasgow on Tuesday for the official unveiling of a mural to celebrate her achievements as an elite cyclist - and then joked she felt like Billy Connolly. Jun 8, 2021 694
Ben Toolis targets autumn recall with Scotland after five months out with toe injury; After five months out injured, Ben Toolis was delighted to get back into the action for Edinburgh against Ulster last Saturday. Unfortunately for the big Scotland lock, the season ends this weekend. Jun 8, 2021 635
Andy Murray defends Roger Federer's decision to withdraw from French Open; Andy Murray has defended Roger Federer's decision to withdraw from the French Open ahead of his scheduled fourth-round match against Matteo Berrettini. Jun 7, 2021 595
League rugby for clubs to return in September as regional plan with no relegation is rejected; Scottish club rugby will resume in September in the same format used before coronavirus brought the grassroots game to a grinding halt. Jun 7, 2021 638
Warren Gatland hopes Kyle Sinckler will continue to stick two fingers up at him after calling him into Lions squad; Kyle Sinckler is to go on the British and Irish Lions tour after all. The England prop will replace Andrew Porter who has had to withdraw with a toe injury. Jun 6, 2021 260
Eilish McColgan joins elite group of Scottish athletes by qualifying for her third Olympic Games; Eilish McColgan's achievement in qualifying for her third Olympic Games puts her in an elite group. Jun 6, 2021 642
Glasgow Warriors announce the 18 players leaving the club; Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the names of the 18 players who are leaving the club at the end of the season. Jun 6, 2021 565
Mike Blair unsure of head coach ambitions and happy to live in the moment as he takes charge of Scotland summer tour; While most of the focus on Scotland's summer tour squad has centred on the 17 uncapped players, it would be remiss not to dwell on the role of Mike Blair. Jun 5, 2021 1193
Glasgow Warriors ready to regenerate for next season as 18 players leave club; It was the end of an era at Scotstoun on Friday night as Glasgow Warriors said farewell to some club legends. Jun 5, 2021 757
Dame Katherine Grainger hopes search for future Olympic champions will uncover more social diversity; The Olympics are just around the corner but work has already begun to source talent for future Games and one of Scotland's greatest ever Olympians is hoping the make-up of the squads will reflect more accurately the nation's social diversity. Jun 4, 2021 591
Hamish Watson, Duhan van der Merwe return as Edinburgh call up their Lions for Ulster test; Edinburgh have named Hamish Watson and Duhan van der Merwe in their starting XV for Saturday's Rainbow Cup match against Ulster. Jun 4, 2021 443
Hamish Watson and Duhan van der Merwe need game-time to challenge for Lions Test places - Richard Cockerill; Hamish Watson and Duhan van der Merwe will use Edinburgh's match with Ulster on Saturday to hone their sharpness as they look to claim Test spots with the British and Irish Lions. Jun 4, 2021 643
Glasgow Warriors beat Leinster in bad-tempered Rainbow Cup clash; Glasgow Warriors kept alive their hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final with a 15-12 win over Leinster on a bad-tempered night at Scotstoun. Jun 4, 2021 617
Grace Reid: Careering into bushes pays off as Edinburgh diver is picked for Olympic Games; In the lockdown days when all the swimming pools were shut Grace Reid took to practising somersaults in her parents' back garden in Edinburgh. Jun 3, 2021 651
Townsend and Redpath named in Scotland squad for Under-20 Six Nations; Scotland have named a new-look squad with some familiar sounding names for the Under-20 Six Nations. Jun 3, 2021 557
Andy Murray out of Nottingham but still plans to play at Wimbledon; Andy Murray has pulled out of the Nottingham Open. Jun 3, 2021 165
Ross Thompson and Rory Darge backed to step up as Glasgow Warriors lose their Lions for Leinster; In the absence of their Lions, Glasgow Warriors will look to their young pups to take a leading role as they seek the victory over Leinster at Scotstoun tonight that would keep alive their hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final. Jun 3, 2021 739
Eilidh Doyle, Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete, announces her retirement; Eilidh Doyle, Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete, has announced her retirement from the sport. Jun 2, 2021 791
Grace Reid and James Heatly named in British diving team for the Olympic Games; Grace Reid and James Heatly have been named in the Great Britain diving team for the Olympic Games. Jun 2, 2021 676
Adam Hastings says he owes it all to Glasgow Warriors as he prepares for exit to Gloucester; Adam Hastings arrived at Glasgow in 2017 as a bundle of raw talent but will leave the club better, blonder and a few pounds lighter too. Jun 2, 2021 1101
Glasgow Warriors' strong end to the season is likely to be reflected in Scotland squad; Glasgow's fine end to the season is likely to be recognised today when Mike Blair announces the Scotland squad for the summer tour. Jun 1, 2021 638
Scotland could use tour to 'capture' players on England's radar; Scotland will name their tour squad today and are likely to use the summer matches to promote youth and 'capture' players on the radar of other countries. Jun 1, 2021 342
Scotland name 17 uncapped players in squad for summer tour; Scotland have named 17 uncapped players in their 37-man summer tour squad. Jun 1, 2021 553
The 17 uncapped players picked by Scotland for summer tour v England A, Romania and Georgia; Scotland have named 17 uncapped players in their 37-man summer tour squad. Jun 1, 2021 1001
Scotland cast their net wide with eclectic summer tour squad which has links to Japan, Hong Kong and Carmarthen; Scotland have cast the net far and wide to come up with a largely experimental squad for their summer programme which comprises an A international against England and Test matches in Romania and Georgia. Jun 1, 2021 1080
Edinburgh Rugby player tests positive for Covid-19; Edinburgh Rugby have announced that one of their squad has tested positive for Covid-19. May 31, 2021 313
Jamie Hodgson: Scotland call would cap breakthrough season for young lock; It's not been a vintage season for Edinburgh by any means but the emergence of Jamie Hodgson has offered a sign of better things to come for the capital club. May 29, 2021 720
Premier Sports set to renew TV deal to cover PRO14 rugby; Premier Sports is poised to strengthen its coverage of rugby with a new deal to show the Guinness PRO14. May 28, 2021 284
Ali Price and Zander Fagerson return as Glasgow Warriors look to Lions to slay the Dragons; Danny Wilson hopes his Lions can slay the Dragons as Glasgow head to Wales seeking the win that will keep their Rainbow Cup hopes alive. May 28, 2021 833
Scott Cummings refreshed and ready to be a part of Scotland's summer tour - if required; Having missed the final two matches of the Six Nations with a broken hand, Scott Cummings doesn't feel in need of a rest this summer and would welcome the opportunity to be part of Scotland's tour to Eastern Europe. May 27, 2021 640
Niko Matawalu and Alex Allan to leave Glasgow Warriors; Two more members of the celebrated Glasgow Warriors squad which won the Guinness Pro12 in 2015 are to leave the club. May 27, 2021 380
Scotland beaten by Ireland and lose the T20 series 3-1; Scotland fell to a third successive T20 defeat against Ireland to lose the series 3-1 in Belfast. May 27, 2021 341
Matt Fagerson's try-scoring return is good news for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland; Matt Fagerson made a welcome return in Glasgow Warriors' Rainbow Cup win over Edinburgh on Saturday, scoring a try in the 31-24 victory at BT Murrayfield. May 17, 2021 606
Glasgow Warriors do the double over Edinburgh in another derby thriller; Glasgow Warriors completed an inter-city Rainbow Cup double by defeating Edinburgh 31-24 at BT Murrayfield in another derby thriller. May 15, 2021 619
British & Irish Lions v Japan crowd size at Murrayfield will hinge on 'Scottish Government advice'; It is looking increasingly likely that the British & Irish Lions Test match against Japan at BT Murrayfield will be played in front of a significantly reduced crowd. May 14, 2021 441
Scotland name team for the return of the Loughborough International; Zoey Clark, Beth Dobbin, Kirsty Law and Nick Percy have been named in the 38-strong Scotland team for the Loughborough International later this month. May 13, 2021 598
Scotland to play Japan in front of fans at Murrayfield; Scotland will play Japan at BT Murrayfield in November in the third match of their autumn international series. May 13, 2021 323
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors: Veteran Rob Harley expects plenty of intensity in inter-city derby part 6; When Rob Harley first started playing for Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock was his captain and the team played their home games at Firhill. Kellock is now managing director but Harley plays on, a mainstay in the pack. May 13, 2021 609
Pierre Schoeman will miss out on summer tour but still has ambitions to play for Scotland and Lions; Pierre Schoeman will become Scottish qualified in the summer but not in time to be eligible for Scotland's tour to Romania and Georgia. May 13, 2021 636
United States athletics team cancel pre-Olympic training camp in Japan over Covid concerns; The United States athletics team have cancelled their pre-Olympic training camp in Japan due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the American television network TBS. May 12, 2021 216
British & Irish Lions v Japan at Murrayfield to be shown live on Channel 4; Live coverage of the British & Irish Lions will return to terrestrial television for the first time in nearly 30 years when Channel 4 broadcasts their send-off match against Japan from BT Murrayfield. May 12, 2021 330
Charlie Savala swaps Sydney for Scotland and rugby league convert is backed to succeed at Edinburgh; He grew up close to the beach in Sydney so the Scottish weather has been a bit of a culture shock for Edinburgh stand-off Charlie Savala, particularly during the dark winter days of lockdown. May 12, 2021 630
Scotland name experienced squad to face Netherlands in long-awaited return to action; Scotland have named an experienced squad for their long-awaited return to international cricket next week. May 11, 2021 335
Why the England Saxons name is now considered inappropriate; England's A team will no longer be known as the 'Saxons' after the Rugby Football Union decided the name is inappropriate. May 11, 2021 356
Glasgow Warriors will use Lions Ali Price and Zander Fagerson sparingly in final Rainbow Cup games; Danny Wilson will adopt a cautious approach with Glasgow Warriors' two Lions representatives as the club season winds down. May 11, 2021 607
Playing for places on the Scotland tour is chief motivation left for Edinburgh squad; Richard Cockerill hopes the chance to win places on Scotland's summer tour will provide sufficient motivation for his Edinburgh players in the three remaining games of the Rainbow Cup. May 11, 2021 441
Confirmed: Scotland to play England in A international in June; Scotland's A international against England next month has been confirmed. May 10, 2021 242
Six Nations set to remain on free-to-air TV in Republic of Ireland; The Six Nations looks set to remain on free-to-air television in the Republic of Ireland under the terms of a new broadcast deal. May 10, 2021 592
Scotland's summer programme could open the door for the likes of Ross Thompson, Rufus McLean, Cole Forbes and Ben Vellacott; Scotland have finalised their summer schedule by confirming an A international against England which could open the door for a number of players to force their way into the full squad. May 10, 2021 621
Ali Price ready to rein in former flatmate Finn Russell on Lions tour; Ali Price is looking forward to linking up with Finn Russell on the Lions tour after the former flatmates were both named in Warren Gatland's squad for South Africa. May 9, 2021 513
Scotland's women's curlers in danger of missing out on the Olympics for the first time ever; Scotland's women's curling team could miss out on a place at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever following Eve Muirhead's side's early exit from the World Championships in Canada. May 8, 2021 673
Duhan van der Merwe says his family are planning to make a half-and-half jersey for Lions tour; He could come up against his brother in South Africa and Duhan van der Merwe has revealed that his family are considering having a half-and-half jersey made so they can cover all bases when the British & Irish Lions come calling. May 8, 2021 622
Kathleen Dawson: 'I'm hard as nails' says athlete aiming to end Scotland's long wait for a women's Olympic swimming medal; Kathleen Dawson knows all about overcoming adversity which is just as well if she is going to end Britain's long wait for an Olympic medal in her chosen discipline, the 100 metres backstroke. May 8, 2021 617
Hamish Watson hopes the inclusion of so many Scots in the Lions squad can inspire the nation's youth; Hamish Watson is hoping the inclusion of so many Scots in the British & Irish Lions squad can give Scottish rugby a long-term boost by inspiring future generations to take up the game. May 7, 2021 600
Eight Scotland internationalists including Rory Sutherland and Chris Harris named in British & Irish Lions squad for South Africa tour; Eight Scots have been picked in the British & Irish Lions squad for the tour of South Africa. May 6, 2021 679
Alun Wyn Jones lands British & Irish Lions captaincy for 2021 tour of South Africa; Alun Wyn Jones has been named as captain of the British & Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa. May 6, 2021 198
Watch Zander Fagerson hear the news of his British & Irish Lions call-up; Zander Fagerson thought his red card against Wales had put paid to his hopes of a Lions call-up so when his name was one of the 37 read out in a live TV broadcast of the squad announcement the big prop was as shocked as he was delighted. May 6, 2021 399
Eddie McKeating: Ken Scotland pays tribute to his great friend and Scotland team-mate who has died at 84; Ken Scotland has paid tribute to Eddie McKeating, his great friend and former Scotland team-mate, who has died at the age of 84. May 4, 2021 478
Rory Sutherland link to Worcester Warriors is dismissed by Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill; Richard Cockerill has shot down suggestions that Rory Sutherland could leave Edinburgh to join Worcester Warriors in the summer. May 4, 2021 317
Kyle Steyn targets Scotland tour and explains why he loves the Rainbow Cup; The Rainbow Cup has hardly been greeted with universal love by the great and good of rugby but for Kyle Steyn, there is no better competition. May 4, 2021 1002
Scotland lose to Korea amid Covid scare at World Curling Championships; Eve Muirhead refused to make excuses after her Scotland team suffered a first defeat at the LGT World Women's Curling Championships in Canada on a day disrupted by a Covid scare. May 3, 2021 328
Danny Wilson stresses his long-term commitment to Glasgow Warriors amid Harlequins link; Danny Wilson has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with the vacancy at Harlequins and insists he is committed long term to Glasgow Warriors. May 3, 2021 623
Richard Cockerill backs his Edinburgh quartet for Lions selection but knows competition is fierce; Scotland's Lions contenders face an anxious few days waiting to discover if they have made the cut for Warren Gatland's 36-man squad but Richard Cockerill believes some of his Edinburgh men deserve to be on the plane to South Africa. May 3, 2021 622
Ross Murdoch came close to quitting but is ready for another 'square go' at the Tokyo Olympics; Ross Murdoch is gearing up for his second Olympics but the Scottish swimmer has revealed he came close to packing in the sport. And not just once. May 1, 2021 1099
Blair Kinghorn calls for an end to 'toxic' online abuse and reveals how he suffered as a young player; Blair Kinghorn hopes this weekend's social media boycott will raise awareness of how "toxic" online abuse can be in sport. May 1, 2021 603
Glasgow Warriors: Heineken Champions Cup door opens for Danny Wilson's side as organisers reveal plans for next season; The way appears to have been cleared for Glasgow Warriors to play in next season's Heineken Champions Cup. Apr 30, 2021 619
Kirsty Gilmour wins through to the semi-finals of European Badminton Championships; Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has won through to the semi-finals of the women's singles at the European Badminton Championships in Ukraine. Apr 30, 2021 163
Scottish Rugby joins social media boycott to tackle online hate; Scottish Rugby is joining this weekend's social media boycott in a bid to send a message that online abuse will not be tolerated. Apr 29, 2021 423
Edinburgh Rugby add to their South African contingent with signing of Henry Immelman; Edinburgh Rugby have added another South African to their squad with the signing of Henry Immelman, a versatile back who currently plays for Montpellier. Apr 29, 2021 617
Cassie Wild loves swimming now but it wasn't always the case for the young Scot heading to the Olympics; Cassie Wild took up swimming relatively late and admits she didn't enjoy it at first. Now the Edinburgh-born backstroke specialist is heading to the Olympic Games, one of four Scots selected in Great Britain's swimming team for Tokyo. Apr 29, 2021 691
Tommy Seymour announces his retirement from professional rugby; Tommy Seymour, the 55-times capped former Scotland winger, has announced his retirement from professional rugby. Apr 28, 2021 583
Six Nations 2022: Scotland v England on opening day as dates are announced; Scotland will play England at BT Murrayfield on the opening day of next year's Guinness Six Nations. Apr 28, 2021 273
'Cricket is safe - so let's get the game going again' - Scottish chief Gus Mackay's rallying cry; In his 18 months in charge of Scottish cricket Gus Mackay has seen one day's play. But it's not for the want of trying. Apr 28, 2021 623
Kathleen Dawson, Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild join Duncan Scott in Great Britain Olympic swimming team; Three more Scottish swimmers are going to the Olympic Games. Apr 27, 2021 549
Mike Blair to take charge of Scotland for summer matches against Romania and Georgia; Mike Blair will take charge of Scotland in three summer matches, including full internationals against Romania and Georgia. Apr 27, 2021 348
Scotland will play A international against England as part of summer programme; Mike Blair will take charge of Scotland over the summer when the national team will play an A international against England and Tests matches versus Romania and Georgia. Apr 27, 2021 590
Duncan Scott backs athletes' right to protest at Olympic Games; Duncan Scott refused to share a podium with China's Sun Yang at the 2019 world championships because of a doping controversy and the Scottish swimmer has backed athletes' rights to express their beliefs at the forthcoming Olympic Games. Apr 27, 2021 599
Danny Wilson believes he has the backing of new Glasgow Warriors chief Al Kellock; Danny Wilson believes he has the support of new Glasgow Warriors chief Al Kellock as he tries to repair the damage done by Saturday's 46-25 loss to Benetton in Italy. Apr 27, 2021 612
Eilidh Doyle on overcoming hurdles to try to reach her third Olympics, her love of athletics and seeing Hearts 'back where they belong'; The road to the Tokyo Olympics has not run smoothly for any athlete but for Eilidh Doyle there have been a couple of particularly tricky hurdles to overcome. Apr 25, 2021 1055
Kyle Steyn return is like a new signing for Glasgow Warriors after a year out; Kyle Steyn hasn't played since making his Scotland debut in the 2020 Six Nations win over France at Murrayfield so his selection for Glasgow Warriors in their Rainbow Cup opener against Benetton comes as a fillip for both club and country. Apr 23, 2021 566
Women's Six Nations: Helen Nelson wants Scotland to end on a high but knows ultimate goal is World Cup qualification; Helen Nelson wants Scotland to finish their Six Nations campaign on a high but knows there are bigger goals to achieve this year. Apr 23, 2021 379
Women's British & Irish Lions tour would 'help grow the game massively'; Sam Warburton has given his full backing to the idea of a women's British & Irish Lions tour. Apr 22, 2021 209
Rory Sutherland avoids surgery but faces race against time to be fit for British & Irish Lions; Edinburgh prop Rory Sutherland will not require surgery on the shoulder injury he sustained in the Six Nations but still faces a race against time to be fit to tour this summer, either with the Lions or Scotland. Apr 22, 2021 188
Ben Muncaster to make Edinburgh Rugby debut in Rainbow Cup opener; Edinburgh have turned to youth for their opening match of the Rainbow Cup against Zebre at BT Murrayfield on Friday night. Apr 22, 2021 425
Scottish Rugby makes [pounds sterling]6.5m available to community clubs; Scottish Rugby has made [pounds sterling]6.5 million available to support its community clubs as the sport emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Apr 22, 2021 323
Bryan Easson hopes blast of the horn will make Scotland fast starters; Bryan Easson hopes sounding the horn in training will shake his Scotland players out of their torpor when they face Wales at Scotstoun on Saturday. Apr 22, 2021 563

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