Connacht’s Eoin McKeon is brought down by the Glasgow defence at  Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

  Glasgow 39 Connacht 21 In-form Glasgow maintained their title credentials, winning the battle at Scotstoun to post their fourth suc(...)

Glasgow’s Josh Strauss celebrates his try in the first half at Scotstoun. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Glasgow 22 Leinster 20Glasgow gained revenge for defeat in last season’s play-offs with a narrow Guinness Pro12 win over Leinster at Scotstoun Stadium(...)

Blackrock outhalf Brian O’Driscoll in possession as Newbridge players including outhalf Brent Ward try to stop him during a  Leinster School’s Senior Cup game at Donnybrook in 1997 Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Anyone remember Riaz Fredericks? Big, dreadlocked South African who erected a wall in front of Brian O’Driscoll way back in August 1999. The first of (...)

New Leinster lock Kane Douglas has won 14 Australian caps. Photograph: Getty.

Kane Douglas has signed a three-year contract with Leinster. However, the 14-time capped Wallaby lock is contracted to the Australian Rugby Union unti(...)

Munster  strike runner  Simon Zebo will be seeing more of Glasgow Warriors’  Sean Maitland and Peter Murchie in tonight’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at Scotstoun. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sentiment is rarely afforded more than standing room in professional sport, a place in the wings, far removed from centre stage. Munster won’t have co(...)

Scotland’s Duncan Weir celebrates after his last-minute drop goal secured victory over Italy in their Six Nations clash at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph:  Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

Italy 20 Scotland 21: Duncan Weir’s last-gasp drop goal earned Scotland a victory(...)


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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony battles with Jim Hamilton of Scotland during last year’s Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho


RBS Six Nations Championship 24/2/2013Scotland vs IrelandIreland’s Peter O’Mahony with Jim Hamilton of Scotland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There is, apparently, a feel good factor within Scottish sport again which hadn’t been there for much of the downbeat noughties. Aside from Andy Murra(...)

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss has warned his players about the danger of Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images

Stuart Hogg’s “lethal” counter-attacking will undo Ireland unless they shut the Scotland fullback down at source, according to assistant coach Les Kis(...)

     England’s Alex Goode and Jamie Roberts of Wales in last March’s game at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s back. Unlike the Tri-Nations, it may not scale the heights of the ridiculous quality evident in the South Africa-New Zealand showdown in Johannes(...)

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 (...)