CJ Stander dives over a maul to score Ireland’s opening try against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

At half time I wondered, are fatiguing tactics winning tactics? Well, a final score of 35-25 and four Irish tries is the answer. It was obvious from t(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls and Simon Zebo enjoy a lighthearted moment during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 5pm The final Saturday looks less than Super, and especially so from an Irish perspective. Readjust(...)

Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw celebrate Scotland’s Six Nations win over France. Photograph: Getty

Scotland 29 France 19 Now we can say at last that Scotland are starting to make progress. Not more than one step, but progress nevertheless. After th(...)

Scotland captain Greg Laidlaw and coach Vern Cotter are looking to avoid a 10th consecutive Six Nations defeat in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Fit-again wing Tim Visser has been handed a Scotland recall as the Dark Blues bid to avoid losing 10 straight Six Nations matches when they face Italy(...)

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(...)

Tim Swinson (R) has been called into the Scotland side for their World Cup quarter-final against Australia in the place os suspended Jonny Gray. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland forwards Tim Swinson and Fraser Brown have been called in to replace suspended duo Ross Ford and Jonny Gray for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-fi(...)

Scotland have good news on the injury front for Saturday’s game with Samoa. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Scotland’s worst injury fears failed to materialise after Finn Russell, John Hardie, Ross Ford and Matt Scott were all passed fit for their do-or-die (...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell gives a thumbs up during a pool recovery session at The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Outhalf Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s potentially decisive World Cup clash with South Africa after failing to shake off an ankle knock. The influ(...)

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 (...)