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 (...)

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(...)

After Alexander Pacteau  moved, while in his late teens, to live  in Glasgow, his life began to take a worrying turn which led to court appearances for forgery and attempted rape. File photograph: Crown Office/PA Wire

Alexander Pacteau may have already begun to grow accustomed to the privations of prison life while on remand for the past five months at HMP Barlinnie(...)

Scotland have made 11 changes to the team which lost to Scotland for their match with Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Uncapped trio John Hardie, Rory Hughes and Stuart McInally will start for Scotland in their World Cup warm-up against Italy on Saturday, the Scotti(...)

Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist is tackled by Ireland’s Mike Ross and Ian Madigan. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Grant Gilchrist will finally get the chance to lead out Scotland when they face Italy in Turin on Saturday. The giant Edinburgh lock has been named sk(...)

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(...)

 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(...)