Mils Muliaina’s Connacht salary could have covered the cost of an astonishing 60 academy players. Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho

This needs to be the night Mils Muliaina rolls back the years. It could easily be the night his buckled wheels roll into the category of yet another (...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton: through the first three rounds of this season’s he had had a 91 per cent kicking success rate. Photograph: Inpho

Risk versus reward. That’s at the heart of the silent process a rugby union captain goes through in those moments after a penalty has been awarded bef(...)

Greig Laidlaw (right) is joined by Scottish team-mates Johnnie Beattie and  Geoff Cross in trying to stop England’s  Tom Wood during the Six Nations match at Twickenham. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Skipper Greig Laidlaw admits Scotland will be left red-faced if they do not end this year’s Six Nations with a victory against Ireland at Murrayfiel(...)

Scotland’s Peter Horne is one of four changes to the Scotland team which faces Italy. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Inpho

Glasgow’s Peter Horne has been given the nod to replace suspended outhalf Finn Russell for Scotland’s RBS Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday.Rus(...)

Scotland outhalf Finn Russell will need to be pivotal against Wales on Sunday if they are to recover from last week’s defeat in Paris. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Two teams face each other at Murrayfield on Sunday on the back of opening-round defeats, but there is a marked difference in their psyches.Scotland h(...)

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has again named Greig Laidlaw as his replacement skipper. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has handed four Edinburgh players their first call-ups after naming his squad for next month’s RBS SIx Nations opener wi(...)

 New Zealand’s TJ Perenara is stopped in his tracks by a dogged Scottish defence. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Scotland 16 New Zealand 24Scotland pushed world champions New Zealand close before going down 24-16 at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Victor Vito gave(...)

Ian Keatley: lines out at number 10 against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park tonight. Photograph: Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney will have been reasonably satisfied with pre-season victories over Gloucester (28-17) and London Irish (27-13) but tonight’s(...)

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist will collect his first cap for Scotland in Saturday's final Six Nations clash with France in Paris. The to(...)