Simone Favaro: the Italian is the latest sign of the relatively recent attraction of foreign players to the PRO12 champions. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Simone Favaro was a super-destructive force for Italy against Ireland at the World Cup less than three weeks ago. The abrasive openside is the (...)

Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw celebrates scoring a late try to see his team past Samoa in their World Cup Pool A match at St James’ Park. Photo: Neill Roddis/PA

Samoa 33 Scotland 36 Scotland stumbled into the World Cup quarter-finals but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle. The Pacif(...)

Sean Lamont slides over for a score during Scotland’s 48-7 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Italy at Murrayfield. Photograph: PA

Scotland 48 Italy 7 Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week’s win over Italy with a 48(...)

 Vern Cotter: the New Zealander will be expecting a convincing home victory for Scotland after the success in Turin last week.  Photo  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A second win in a week over the Azzurri today would not go amiss if Vern Cotter’s Scotland side are to leave for the World Cup with anything like a (...)

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(...)

 Glasgow and Scotland flanker  Ryan Wilson has been suspended for three months without pay after being convicted of assault, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Glasgow flanker Ryan Wilson has been suspended without pay for three months after being found guilty of assault.But the 25-year-old has been allowed t(...)

Ryan Grant joins the Scotland in training camp today. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge. The former British and Irish L(...)

Munster’s Dave Foley gets stuck into Jonny Gray of Glasgow Warriors during the first half at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 5 Glasgow Warriors 22 Glasgow Warriors became the first team to win at Thomond Park this season as they took the scalp of the Heineken (...)

Kyle Gawley, CEO and co-founder of Get Invited: “Our main competitors are very much focused on ticket sales whereas we build a social platform around the event.”

Campus spin-out companies are usually associated with experienced researchers commercialising their work but a growing number are being establi(...)