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Gregor Townsend Responds To Finn Russell’s Scotland Claims

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has emphatically responded to claims made by international fly-half Finn Russell during a lengthy interview with the Sunday Times over the weekend. The 27-year-old, who was dropped from the Scotland squad prior to their Six Nations opener for a “breach of team protocol” suggested that he would not return to the international platform until significant …

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“We Don’t Work At All Together” – Russell On Townsend Relationship

Scotland out-half Finn Russell has spoken out about the apparent breakdown in his relationship with head coach Gregor Townsend.  The 27-year-old was dropped from Scotland’s squad ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland earlier this month following a “breach of team protocol”. While the Scottish Rugby Union have not specified when or if Russell will return, the Racing …

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Gregor Townsend Names Scotland Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

Scotland Six Nations Squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named a 38-man squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  There are six uncapped players in the squad which include Glasgow Warriors trio Tom Gordon (back-row), Kyle Steyn (wing/centre) and Ratu Tagive (wing). They are joined by Edinburgh back-row pair Luke Crosbie and Nick Haining, with Gloucester’s former Scotland U20 lock, Alex Craig, completing …

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“Japan & Ireland Are Still Favourites” – Townsend On Scotland’s Prospects

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is remaining cautious about his sides’ chances of qualifying from Pool A following today’s 34-0 win over Samoa.  Scotland currently lie in third position in the pool table following today’s bonus point victory and the result piles even more pressure on their final group game against Japan on October 13. As it stands, the host …

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Huw Jones The Shock Exclusion As Scotland Name World Cup Squad

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Huw Jones is the shock exclusion from the Scotland squad officially announced by Gregor Townsend earlier today.  The Glasgow Warriors centre has scored 10 tries in 22 international appearances but has ultimately paid the price after a recent dip in form. Jones made an impressive start to his Test career with Scotland scoring notable tries in some big games but …

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Gregor Townsend Adds Four New Players To Scotland Six Nations Squad

Gregor Townsend Scotland Six Nations

Gregor Townsend has been forced to add four new players to his Scotland squad for the upcoming Six Nations due to injuries.  Hamish Watson has dropped out of the squad due to a hand injury he picked up for Edinburgh in Friday night’s win over Montpellier at Murrayfield. There are also doubts over Sam Johnson (concussion), Johnny Gray (shoulder) and …

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Gregor Townsend Signs New Contract Extension With Scotland Rugby

Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend has signed a new contract extension that will see him remain with the Scotland national team until 2021. Townsend took over in the summer of 2017, and brought the team to historic home and away wins over Australia and a victory over England in the 2018 Six Nations. His coaching staff of Matt Taylor and Mike Blair have …

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Scotland Name Six Uncapped Players For Upcoming Summer Tour

With the club season in the northern hemisphere now reaching its end, attention is beginning to shift to the various summer tours which will be taking place in June. Scotland will travel to North America and Argentina on the back of a decent Six Nations showing which yielded a third-place finish and three victories. With the 2019 World Cup a …

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Six Nations Squad News – The Early Statistics That Suggest An Enthralling Championship Battle Awaits

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: The Six nations trophy is displayed during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Two weeks out from another glorious instalment of the Six Nations, all but Italy have announced their squad for the first pair of fixtures and if nothing else, the respective squads make for very interesting reading. Coming off the back of a blistering November Test Series that saw England, Ireland and Scotland deliver strong and, at times, emphatic, performances, things are …

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