Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: “We have to simply concentrate on the 80 minutes that’s in front of us, do one thing well, move on to the next job and do that well and then we’ll get the right result.” Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a tournament so parochial by nature, the Six Nations mood music will always strike a familiar tone, but for Scotland it seems to be stuck on repea(...)

Dave Kilcoyne scored two tries for Munster in their Guinness Pro 12 match against Glasgow Warriors at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 27 Munster 24 Glasgow got the better of Munster in a seven-try thriller at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock that prevented Antony Foley’s (...)

Tommy O’Donnell has been named in Munster’s starting line-up for Friday night’s trip to play Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Tommy O’Donnell, Donnacha Ryan and James Cronin have all been made available for Munster’s trip to play Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. The trio (...)

John Barclay starts for Scotland in their Calcutta Cup clash with England. Photograph: Getty

John Barclay will make his first Six Nations appearance in four years when he lines up for Scotland against England at Murrayfield on Saturday. The S(...)

19-year-old prop Zander Fagerson has been called up to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations. Photograph: Getty

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named uncapped props Zander Fagerson and Rory Sutherland in his 35-man squad for the Six Nations. Glasgow centre(...)

Leinster outhalf Cathal Marsh is tackled by Glasgow’s Ryan Wilson during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 23 Glasgow Warriors 18 Leinster trailed for most of this clash between the Pro12 champions of the past two seasons but they came good (...)

Simone Favaro: the Italian is the latest sign of the relatively recent attraction of foreign players to the PRO12 champions. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Simone Favaro was a super-destructive force for Italy against Ireland at the World Cup less than three weeks ago. The abrasive openside is the (...)

  South Africa beat South Africa at St James’ Park stadium in Newcastle to remain on track for a place in the last eight. Photograph: EPA

South Africa 34 Scotland 16 South Africa held their nerve to outmuscle Scotland 34-16 in a heart-stopping Pool B match on Saturday and keep the(...)

Finn Russell had to be carried off during Scotland’s 39-16 win over the USA at Elland Road. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland’s World Cup plans have been dealt with a blow after it was confirmed lock Grant Gilchrist would miss the rest of the tournament with a groin (...)

Matt Scott scored one of Scotland’s five second half tries as they beat the USA 39-16 at Elland Road. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland 39 USA 16 We should have known a giant-killing was in the air when the USA took a trip to the nearby Royal Armouries a few days ago and found(...)