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(...)

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 (...)

 Sean Maitland falls badly on his ankle during at the Aviva Stadium last weekend. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Scotland wing Sean Maitland has been ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations.The New Zealand-born Glasgow back limped off midway through the defeat (...)

Connacht’s Craig Clarke leaves the field after the Saracens game last month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht captain Craig Clarke has been forced to stop playing rugby for “an unspecified number of weeks” after suffering his 10th concussion in 22 mon(...)

Dave Kearney passed on the opportunity to play rugby’s version of charades with regard to contract negotiations. This week the 24-year-old Leinster an(...)

Head coach Scott Johnson: “Groundhog Day? I think with a bit of perseverance, time in the saddle, it will go at some stage. We are just going to have to patient.” Photograph: Inpho

It being Groundhog Day one journalist couldn’t help making the correlation to Scott Johnson’s worryingly poor Scotland outfit. “It’s my job to see a s(...)

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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(...)