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Scottish Rugby Question If Misconduct Charges Are “Appropriate”

Scottish Rugby

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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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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Three Areas The Lions Must Improve Ahead Of Blues Match

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 03: Warren Gatland the Lions head coach looks on during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After months of hype and excitement it would be fair to say that the opening game of the Lions tour did fall a little flat. A lack of cohesion was expected and evident to an even greater degree than we may have foreseen with the unforced error count being altogether too high for a team with as many top class …

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Former Scotland Captain Kelly Brown Announces Retirement

BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Saracens' Kelly Brown looks to break through the Leicester defensive line during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on March 11, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Former Scotland captain and Saracens veteran Kelly Brown has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. The 34-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to break the news. He penned a heartfelt tribute to all those who helped him during his career and revealed he’ll take up a role in the Saracens academy next season. …

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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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Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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Is This The Most Open Six Nations Ever?

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Going into this year’s Six Nations, England and Ireland were clear favourites and it was expected that it would be an open tournament for the other nations competing for the third to sixth spots. However, after this weekend’s set of games with Scotland’s unexpected win over Ireland, England looking far from the heights that they hit in 2016 and Italy improving …

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