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’(...)

“It’s three years we’ve been building towards this. Everything is in place; it’s our task to get the job done,” said Ryan Grant of Glasgow Warriors during the week. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Tonight at Scotstoun the Glasgow Warriors have an opportunity to pen a happier ending to a frustrating tale of woe in this play-off phase of the RaboD(...)

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour scores a try against Japan  at Murrayfield. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scotland 42 Japan 17Tommy Seymour grabbed two tries on his home debut as Scotland saw off the challenge of improving Japan 42-17 following a flurry (...)

 Mike Ross (scrum cap) had a ding-dong scrummaging battle against  Glasgow Warrior
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s loosehead Ryan Grant last weekend. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Pace, power and precision were what impressed me in Dublin’s match-winning performance. Although heavily reliant on the hand pass their kick pass prec(...)

Australia coach Robbie Deans

Australia coach Robbie Deans has given James O’Connor another chance at outhalf and promoted Kurtley Beale to starting fullback for the Wallabies’ mus(...)

Sean O’Brien of the Lions dives over for his try against the Melbourne Rebels. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Melbourne Rebels 0 British and Irish Lions 35: The dirt-trackers, re-enforced by the test bench, duly atoned for last week’s blip in Canberra again(...)

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen and former British and Irish Lions star Austin Healey at the announcement that Setanta Sports has added BT Sport and ESPN to its line up for the next three seasons. Photograph: David Maher / Sportsfile

Former England international and British Lion Austin Healey was never short of an opinion as a player, a character trait that has accompanied his care(...)

Rory Best (left) and Tom Court of the British and Irish Lions during the captain’s run at AAMI Park, Melbourne, scene of Saturday’s second Test against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whatever about the last Tuesday game before the first Test, the last midweek game of the tour ahead of the second Test really is a speed bump. Admitte(...)

 Rob Kearney of the Lions is tackled during the  match against the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Brumbies 14 Lions 12: Warren Gatland gambled on sacrificing the Lions’ unbeaten record by picking his non-test team and a makeshift backline four day(...)

  Billy Twelvetrees will leave England’s tour of Argentina to join the Lions as backline cover. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Billy Twelvetrees has been called up by the British and Irish Lions from England’s tour of Argentina to provide backline cover.The 24-year-old, who c(...)