Jonny Gray will play no part in Dublin this weekend. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Scotland forwards David Denton and Jonny Gray have been ruled out of this Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin through injury. A sc(...)

Vern Cotter’s Scotland side travel to Cardiff to play Wales on Saturday. Photograph: PA

Vern Cotter was in a prickly mood when he announced Scotland’s team to face Wales in Cardiff. The optimism that had built up north of the border a we(...)

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau is to join Bath at the end of the season. Photograph: Getty

Bath have announced the signing of Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau. The Aviva Premiership club confirmed that 24-year-old Faletau will join them (...)

Bath coach Mike Ford believes Sam Burgess “didn’t have the stomach” to fight for his future at Bath after he decided to return to rugby league. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Mike Ford believes Sam Burgess “didn’t have the stomach” to fight for his future at Bath. Cross-code convert Burgess has left Bath after just a year i(...)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has made 10 changes to his side ahead of Sunday’s Pool B clash with USA. Photograph: PA

Henry Pyrgos will lead out Scotland at Elland Road for Sunday’s World Cup clash with the United States after the Dark Blues made 10 changes to their s(...)

France’s winger Noa Nakaitaci scores the winning try for  France in their World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday. Photograph:  Loic Venanceloic Venance/ AFP/Getty Images

Vern Cotter backed his team’s decision not to take the penalty that would have handed them a draw in Paris. The Scots were left chasing a result again(...)

Ireland fullback Simon Zebo breaks free to score a try in the 61st-minute against Scotland in the Rugby World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This was a sloppier, less accurate Irish performance, but Scotland put up a more meaningful and exacting challenge than Wales a week previously, wh(...)

Luke Fitzgerald, by virtue of his different technique, is in a better place to dominate the tackle, making life much easier for the support runner. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The last time Tiger Woods topped the US PGA by season’s end was in 2013. In the 60 rounds he played he took 4,193 shots and in doing so won $8,553,439(...)

Scotland’s openside Blair Cowan:  a massive penalty offender. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Charles R Swindol is convinced that life is 10 per cent what happens to him and 90 per cent how he reacts to it. The loss of a lineout can at times ha(...)

Sale scrumhalf Chris Cussiter returns for Scoland against Italy along with four other squad additions. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Vern Cotter has reinforced his Scotland RBS Six Nations squad by calling up five further players ahead of Saturday’s match against Italy, Scottish Rug(...)