New Zealand-born flanker John Hardie has been named in Scotland’s squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Vern Cotter has confirmed neither Blair Cowan or John Barclay will live out their World Cup dream after controversially axing both from his 31-man squ(...)

Ian Humphreys will start at outhalf for Ulster in their game away to Glasgow. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Inpho/Presseye

The draw with Munster in Belfast appears to have made up Neil Doak’s mind. Sure, that sharp cut-out pass by Paddy Jackson and touchline conversion (...)

 London Irish owner Mick Crossan fronted the consortium that bought the club in 2013. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Mick Crossan specialises in the recycling business, literally and figuratively. By vocation he runs Powerday, the leading industrial waste-management (...)

Ospreys’ Dan Biggar is set to win the Rhino Golden Boot for most points in the Pro 12. His 93.3 per cent record from the tee is the best seasonal record ever for a regular kicker in a major league. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dissuaded from staggered kick-offs and having the potential for a final day laced with the possibilities that freighted last weekend’s Six Nations co(...)

“Ireland played great footy and deserved to win (last November), but the kicking was way too much. That’s not how we play. The mindset is a massive difference.”

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of European international rugby. The greats of the game, leapt to the world’s attention through their actions in the c(...)

Glasgow player Sean Maitland makes a break through the Bath defence during the European Rugby Champions Cup match. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Scotland have confirmed David Denton and Sean Maitland will miss the start of the RBS Six Nations through injury.Glasgow wing Maitland sustained a sho(...)

Castres number eight Johnnie Beattie has been added to Vern Cotter’s Scotland squad ahead of next month’s RBS 6 Nations kick-off in Paris. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Castres number eight Johnnie Beattie has been added to Vern Cotter’s Scotland squad ahead of next month’s RBS Six Nations kick-off in Paris.The 29-yea(...)

Montpellier’s centre Lucas Dupont breaks clear for one of his two tries in the Champions Cup clash against Toulouse  at the Altrad stadium in Montpellier. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP

Leinster will meet Bath in Dublin in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on the first weekend in April, with the game set to take place at the Aviva Stad(...)

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour scores a try against Argentina during the match at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland 41 Argentina 31Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray scored for Scotland as Vern Cotter’s men got their World Cup preparations off to the perfect st(...)

Glasgow’s Peter Horne:  called up due to doubts over Alex Dunbar. Photograph: Inpho

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has brought two additional players into his squad as injury cover ahead of the autumn internationals.Glasgow centre Pe(...)