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Greig Laidlaw Announces Retirement From International Rugby

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Greig Laidlaw has announced his retirement from international rugby, following in the footsteps of John Barclay and Tommy Seymour who have also stepped away.  Laidlaw made his debut for Scotland against New Zealand in 2010, aged 25. He has since made 76 appearances, captaining the side on 39 of those occasions. While he failed to make the World Cup squad …

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Zebo: Hopefully Greig Doesn’t Get Poite Reffing Him At World Cup

Simon Zebo says it’s “good to watch” teams playing on the edge when they target key players like Johnny Sexton, while he admitted that he thought Romain Poite reffed Saturday’s game well.  The Ireland out-half took a heavy hit from Allan Dell and left the field after just 24 minutes for a head injury assessment, which he subsequently failed. As …

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Scotland Name Ten Uncapped Players In 36-Man Autumn Series Squad

Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend speaks during a press conference at the team announcement in Sydney on June 15, 2017.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named ten new faces in his squad for the upcoming November internationals. Scotland face off against Samoa, New Zealand and South Africa over the course of three Saturdays next month, will three matches taking place in Murrayfield. In a squad that has been hit with injuries to the likes of Greig Laidlaw, Fraser Brown …

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Saracens Winger Maitland Says Scots Have No Reason To Grumble Over Lions Selection

Scotland and Saracens winger Sean Maitland believes his countrymen have no reason to grumble over the lack of Scots selected for the Lions after March’s 61-21 Twickenham walloping by champions England. Following excellent home wins against Ireland and Wales, a comprehensive win over Italy and a narrow defeat in Paris to France, many people thought a decent number of Scots …

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Greig Laidlaw Called Up To Lions Squad To Replace Ben Youngs


Greig Laidlaw has received a call-up to the Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand. The Scottish scrum-half was omitted from Warren Gatland’s original 41-man squad, but due to Ben Young’s withdrawal, the Gloucester star has received a call-up. A Lions statement revealed their condolences to the Youngs family after it emerged that the wife of Tom is terminally …

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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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