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(...)

Glasgow player Sean Maitland makes a break through the Bath defence during the European Rugby Champions Cup match. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Scotland have confirmed David Denton and Sean Maitland will miss the start of the RBS Six Nations through injury.Glasgow wing Maitland sustained a sho(...)

France’s Yoann Huget goes over for his try in the Six Nations clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Scotland 17 France 19: Scotland suffered last-gasp heartache as France snatched a(...)

France’s captain Pascal Pape and head coach Philippe Saint-Andre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scotland v FrancePhilippe Saint-André criticised some of his players for acting like crybabies in Cardiff, moanin(...)