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David Denton Announces Retirement From Professional Rugby

David Denton

David Denton has announced his retirement from professional rugby. The Scotland and Leicester Tigers back-rower has not played since suffering a head injury against Northampton Saints at Twickenham in October 2018. After a long spell on the sidelines, and extensive consultation with medical experts and the medical staff at his club, the 29-year-old has been advised to retire. “It is …

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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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Combined Ireland & Scotland XV As Chosen By You

Ireland Scotland

Ireland travel to BT Murrayfield today to take on Scotland in the second round of the Guinness Six Nations (kick-off at 2.15pm). Following last week’s comprehensive loss to England, Joe Schmidt’s side need a win to keep their Championship hopes alive. Meanwhile, Scotland go into the game on the back of a bonus-point win over Italy. During their last encounter in …

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Scotland V Ireland: Choose Best Combined XV From Starting Teams

Gregor Townsend and Joe Schmidt have named their respective teams for tomorrow’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Scotland and Ireland at BT Murrayfield.  Schmidt has been forced into making a number of changes with Robbie Henshaw, Devin Toner, CJ Stander, and Garry Ringrose all ruled out through injury following last week’s loss to England. Into the Ireland team comes Jack Conan, …

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Gray & Maitland Return As Scotland Name Formidable Team

Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend, has made four changes to his side to face Ireland in BT Murrayfield on Saturday in the second round of the Guinness Six Nations.  Sean Maitland has recovered from a knee injury and replaces Blair Kinghorn, who scored a hattrick of tries against Italy last weekend. The 30-year-old rejoins Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg in …

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Ireland Issue Squad Update Following Bruising Defeat To England

Ireland issued a squad update on Monday following their Six Nations defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium, with a number of injury concerns present ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland. Winger Keith Earls who was on the receiving end of a couple of questionable challenges from Tom Curry and Maro Itoje suffered a hip pointer injury and will be managed …

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Scotland Name Seven Uncapped Players In Six Nations Squad

Scotland Six Nations squad

Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend, has named his squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship with injuries meaning that seven uncapped players are included. In the absence of Fraser Brown and George Turner, three uncapped hookers are named in the side, David Cherry (Edinburgh), Jake Kerr (Leicester Tigers) and Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors) rewarded for their recent performances at club level. Another …

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Laidlaw Kicks Scotland To Lacklustre Win Over Pumas

Winger Sean Maitland scored the only try of a dull Murrayfield encounter to help Scotland to a 14-9 victory over Argentina in their final November international. Captain and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw kicked three penalties from four attempts to help them past Argentina, who paid the price for failing with four of their seven kicks at the post. The Pumas’ record …

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Tommy Seymour Grabs Hattrick As Eight-Try Scotland Thrash Fiji

Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick as Scotland ran in eight tries to beat Fiji 54-17 at Murrayfield on Saturday and claim their first win of the Autumn Internationals. Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, Sean Maitland, Jamie Ritchie and Adam Hastings also scored tries as the Scots survived an early scare when scores from Viliame Mata and Semi Radradra gave Fiji a …

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Former Sevens Star Luke Morgan To Make Welsh Debut Vs Scotland

Ospreys wing Luke Morgan will make his Wales debut against Scotland at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday. Morgan, Wales’ record try-scorer on the world sevens circuit, returned to Welsh regional side the Ospreys this season after six years playing in the abbreviated format. Ospreys flanker Dan Lydiate, whose last international appearance was 11 months ago, was recalled to a Wales …

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SRU & WRU To Donate Six-Figure Sum To Doddie Weir’s Charity

The Scottish and Welsh rugby unions “will donate directly” to Doddie Weir’s charity after Saturday’s autumn Test in honour of the former Scotland lock struck by illness. The two national sides had faced criticism for not contributing from its proceeds to his motor neuron disease charity. Instead, fundraisers such as a game-day bucket collection and a dinner attended by Scotland head coach …

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Ireland Name Squad For Hurling-Shinty Clash With Scotland

Thirteen counties are represented on the Irish team to face Scotland in the annual hurling-shinty international this Saturday in Inverness.  This year’s side will be managed by Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Conor Phelan from Kilkenny while they are captained by Carlow’s David English. Ireland will be out for revenge after falling to a three-point defeat in Bught Park last year. …

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Scotland Rugby Squad Announced For Autumn Tests

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named the uncapped trio of Sam Skinner, Sam Johnson and Blade Thomson in his squad for the Autumn Tests. Exeter second-rower Skinner is a former England youth international while Scarlets number eight Thomson has represented New Zealand’s Under-20s. They join Glasgow centre Johnson in the 40-man group named ahead of next month’s clash with Wales …

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