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Watch: Finn Russell’s Magic Try Assist Was The Highlight On A Disappointing Night For Glasgow Warriors

Russell Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors’ hopes of Champions Cup progression took a near-fatal hit on Friday night as they suffered defeat at the hands of Montpellier. Having lost their two games of the European campaign to Exter Chiefs and Leinster last month, the Scottish side knew that realistically they had to beat their Top 14 opponents in order to gain some grounding in …

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Warren Gatland A Contender For All Blacks Post Come 2019

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, shakes hands with New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen prior to the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is a contender for the coveted All Blacks coaching role in 2019. Hamilton-born Gatland has not hidden his desire to one day lead his country and ahead of Saturday’s series decider at Eden Park, his chances have been given a boost by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. Speaking to the …

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Why Flying Finn Russell Deserves His Lions Ticket

On Saturday evening Scotland made history, and the Lions’ latest tourist Finn Russell was right in the midst of it. The Scots have jetted Down Under just twelve times since 1970, and on nine of those occasions the hosts have won. Before Saturday’s game Scotland had won just two matches in Australia; once in 1982 and another back in 2012. …

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Steffon Armitage Set To Play Against England For The Barbarians

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 13: Steffon Armitage of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool three match between RC Toulon and Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Toulon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former England flanker Steffon Armitage is set to return to international rugby, albeit against the Red Rose. The 31-year-old left the international fold when he left London Irish to join Toulon in 2011, and while he enjoyed large amounts of success in France, RFU rules meant that he was unable to add to his five England caps. However, Armitage, now …

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Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter Fires Warning To England Ahead Of Twickenham Showdown

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Scotland find themselves in the unusual position of chasing down a Triple Crown heading into the penultimate round of Six Nations fixtures this weekend. Not since 1990 (during the Five Nations era) have Scotland beaten Ireland, Wales and England in the same championship, and with two of those three vanquished already this year, all roads lead to Twickenham this Saturday. …

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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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Scotland Ring The Changes For Massive Clash With Wales

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: John Barclay of Scotland celebrates with Sean Maitland of Scotland at full time 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)

  Scotland host Wales on Saturday in what is a make-or-break clash for both sides following narrow losses last time out. Wales were beaten by a last-gasp Elliot Daly try in the Principality Stadium as England escaped with their winning run intact. It was, however, an improvement on their laboured showing against the Italians in their opener. Rob Howley announced …

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Neil Best Column: If Ulster Wanted To Appoint A Scrum Half With Little Coaching Experience – Why Not Ruan Pienaar

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” Ireland achieved this last weekend -Ulster didn’t and England didn’t. Yet we probably learned more about Italy’s likely finishing position in this year’s Six Nations than we did of either Ireland or England. Eddie Jones is right to …

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Scotland’s Injury Nightmare Could End Any Hopes Of Six Nations Glory

Scotland will likely be the most grateful side ahead of the two-week hiatus until round three of the Six Nations as the list of injury concerns comes in following their narrow defeat to France on Sunday. Despite an impressive display across the park, including periods of domination, France emerged victorious thanks to the boot of Camille Lopez in a evenly …

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Stuart Hogg On France Defeat: “We Chucked It Away”

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg claims that Scotland threw the game away against France on Sunday after back-to-back Camille Lopez penalties gave the French a late 22-16 win at the Stade de France in Paris. Hogg scored Scotland’s first try of the game after rounding scrum-half Baptiste Serin while for the second straight week he led all Scottish players in metres made …

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Vern Cotter Unveils Scottish Team To Face France In Paris

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Following on from their dramatic opening day win over Ireland, Scotland will be looking to claim their first win in Paris since 1999 and underline their position as Championship contenders. However, in order to do so Vern Cotter’s side will have to beat a French team that will have taken an awful lot of confidence from their defeat in Twickenham last …

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