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Finn Russell Out Of Ireland Clash Following “Breach Of Team Protocol”

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Scotland out-half Finn Russell will miss his side’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland following a “breach of team protocol”, Scottish Rugby have confirmed. Gregor Townsend’s men are currently in a team camp in Edinburgh as preparations continue for the clash in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 1. However, those preparations have been hit with a major blow as …

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Greig Laidlaw Announces Retirement From International Rugby

Laidlaw Scotland

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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Scotland’s Tommy Seymour Retires From International Rugby

Tommy Seymour

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour has announced his retirement from international rugby after six years.   The 31-year-old won 55 caps for Scotland, scoring 20 tries in the process. He featured in two World Cups and was also a British & Irish Lions tourist for their 2017 tour of New Zealand. Seymour, who is fourth on Scotland’s list of all-time try scorers, …

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Scotland Accept Punishment As Row With World Rugby Ends

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World Rugby have confirmed that Scotland will seek no further action against them and have expressed their regret over comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson during the World Cup. Scotland were officially reprimanded for their conduct earlier this month and were ordered by a disciplinary committee to “issue in writing a meaningful apology to World Rugby”. World Rugby have …

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Squad Named For Hurling Shinty International Against Scotland

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Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash. The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm. Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking …

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Scottish Rugby Question If Misconduct Charges Are “Appropriate”

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The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) are questioning whether the misconduct charges issued by World Rugby this week are “appropriate”.  On Tuesday, World Rugby confirmed that it would refer the SRU to a disputes committee following comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson when he threatened legal action if Scotland’s game against Japan did not go ahead. Last week, Dodson warned …

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World Rugby Issue Misconduct Charges Against Scottish Rugby Union

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World Rugby have confirmed that they will issue misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union following their comments in the build-up to their pool-deciding match against Japan. The fixture in Yokohama was under threat last week due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis and had it not gone ahead, Scotland would have been automatically eliminated from the competition. The chief …

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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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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

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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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