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 8:14

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

Jack Conan will make his debut against Scotland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 2:30

Jack Conan will make his Ireland debut against Scotland at the Aviva stadium on Saturday but that doesn’t guarantee the Leinster backrow a place in(...)

Glasgow’s Henry Pyrgos will captain Scotland against Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Chris Cusiter’s hopes of joining an elite group to play in three World Cups for Scotland appear to be diminishing after it emerged the 33-year-old is (...)

Stuart Hogg beats the tackles of Munster’s Felix Jones and Dave Kilcoyne to set up Glasgow’s third try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO.

No one could begrudge Glasgow this triumph. This was the culmination of four years contesting the knock-out stages, and whereas Munster were completin(...)

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(...)

 Johnny Sexton temporarily leaves the field with a blood injury against France in the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Eric Luke

Jonathan Sexton will play for Racing Metro 92 in their Top14 clash with Clermont Auvergne on Saturday night. Despite sporting six stitches in a gash o(...)

Scotland lock Richie Gray has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with an arm injury. (Photograph: Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

Scotland have been hit with a fresh injury blow after lock Richie Gray was told his Six Nations Championship is over.The Castres forward suffered an u(...)

 Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The Stuart Hogg situation needed clearing up ahead of tomorrow’s Pro 12 final and Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend did just that.Hogg, Scotland’(...)

Gordon Reid is to become the club and coach development officer for rowing in Northern Ireland. The new full-time position is being funded by Sport No(...)