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Scotland Star Mark Bennett Ruled Out For A Year With Cruciate Injury

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mark Bennett of Scotland leaves the pitch injured during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Scotland rugby has been on the rise in recent years. Vern Cotter’s reign saw a rejuvenated national team; desperately unlucky not to reach the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, and picking up three wins in this year’s Six Nations. Meanwhile, Gregor Townsend’s revolution at Glasgow has seen the Warriors challenge the top teams in both the PRO12 and Europe. One …

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Selecting A Pro12 Champions Cup Quarter Final Select XV To Take On Their Aviva Premiership And Top 14 Equivalents

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

After the conclusion of the Six Nations, rugby fans turn their attention to the European Rugby Champions Cup this weekend. However, unlike last season when Pro12 sides didn’t feature at the quarter-final stage, this weekend will see Munster, Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors strut their stuff in the final eight of the competition. Although the Scottish side would need to …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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Disaster Strikes For Scotland As Greig Laidlaw Ruled Out Of Remainder Of Six Nations

Scotland’s worst fears have been confirmed with the news that pivotal scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle injury. Confirming the news via their official Twitter account, Scotland Rugby must now face into contests with England, Wales and Italy without their captain and primary kicker. BREAKING NEWS | Scotland capt. …

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Glasgow Sign Springboks U20’s Star To Fill In For Finn Russell

Glasgow have completed the signing of former South Africa U20’s star Brandon Thomson on a short-term deal that will see the Stormers fly-half fill in for Finn Russell while the Scottish international is away on Six Nations duty. Thomson, who was the top scorer at the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy, has signed a two month deal  with …

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Times And Dates For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Announced

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A close-up of the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy and official ball during the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup Tournament Launch at The Twickenham Stoop on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

With the pool stages of the Champions Cup complete, focus now turns towards the Six Nations. However, for the eight teams left in the hunt for European glory, the quarter-finals are not too far away. Munster and Leinster secured home advantage for their ties against Toulouse and Wasps respectively. Meanwhile, Saracens will host Glasgow Warriors, with an all-French clash as …

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Worcester Warriors Sign Lions Loosehead And Appoint New Director Of Rugby

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The Worcester Warriors are giving themselves every opportunity of avoiding relegation after appointing Gary Gold as their new director of rugby until the end of the season, and moving to sign Ryan Grant from the Glasgow Warriors with immediate effect. The Warriors have been flirting with the drop since the beginning of the season, and found themselves floundering after their defeat to …

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Champions Cup Power Rankings Ahead Of The Knockout Stages

The Champions Cup pool stages officially came to a close on Sunday. Four-time champions Toulouse fought off a late fightback from last season’s Pro 12 champions Connacht, while Wasps wrapped up a bonus point victory over a spirited Zebre. Toulouse and Wasps will now join Clermont, Saracens, Leinster, Munster, Glasgow and Toulon in the knockout stages as the competition intensifies ahead …

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Gregor Townsend Hints That Munster May Be Trying To Create A Distraction From Concussion Investigation

Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend has hit back at Munster and Conor Murray after the Irish province criticised his side for their charge down tactics after Munster’s 14-12 win over Glasgow last weekend. Murray felt that Glasgow’s players intentionally targeted his standing leg any time he went to kick the ball from the base of the ruck. The Ireland scrum-half said that …

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Scotland Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Six Nations

Scotland v USA - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Although there may be a great deal of optimism surrounding Scottish rugby at the moment, Vern Cotter’s side have suffered a significant injury blow ahead of the tournament, after WP Nel was ruled out of the Championship with a neck injury. The Edinburgh tight head missed Scotland’s autumn series with the same injury, and despite Nel’s reputation as an imposing scrummager, …

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Frank Quinn Column: The Pro12 Looks Set To Dominate The Champions Cup Quarter-Final Line Up

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Although Munster are home and hosed with a game to spare, Rassie Erasmus will be leaving nothing to chance in their last pool match against Racing 92. The opportunity to claim a home quarter-final in Thomond Park so as to swell the province’s financial coffers, and to further foster the positive atmosphere that currently surrounds Munster Rugby has unexpectantly become available. …

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France And Scotland Unveil Exciting Six Nations Squads

Scotland v France - RBS Six Nations

Vern Cotter has arguably named the strongest Scottish squad this decade ahead of the 2017 Six Nations. As expected, the Glasgow Warriors dominate Cotter’s selection, having had 16 players selected in the kiwi’s 37 man squad. Indeed, it is in midfield where Scotland are particularly strong, where Huw Jones is putting serious pressure on the likes of Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar and Duncan Taylor following his …

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Report: EPCR To Investigate Munster Over Handling Of Suspected Conor Murray Concussion

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European Professional Club Rugby are reportedly set to launch an investigation into Munster’s handling of Conor Murray’s possible concussion after the Ireland scrum-half came off second best in a challenge with Glasgow lock Tim Swinson on Saturday. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Swinson caught Murray’s jaw with his elbow, after which the scrum-half lay motionless on the …

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Media Round On Munster Following Possible Conor Murray Concussion

No sooner than Munster began celebrating their hard fought 14-12 win over the Glasgow Warriors, controversy began brewing in the background. As the physical encounter reached it’s climax,  Conor Murray was removed from the field of play so as to undergo a head injury assessment. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Glasgow’s Tim Swinson caught Murray’s …

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