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 (...)

Tim Swinson (R) has been called into the Scotland side for their World Cup quarter-final against Australia in the place os suspended Jonny Gray. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland forwards Tim Swinson and Fraser Brown have been called in to replace suspended duo Ross Ford and Jonny Gray for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-fi(...)

Finn Russell had to be carried off during Scotland’s 39-16 win over the USA at Elland Road. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland’s World Cup plans have been dealt with a blow after it was confirmed lock Grant Gilchrist would miss the rest of the tournament with a groin (...)

Glasgow’s Jonny Gray wins the battle for possession with Montpellier’s Sitaleki Timani during the European Rugby Champions match at Altrad Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

POOL FOUR Montpellier 13 Glasgow 15Gregor Townsend and his Glasgow Warriors took a giant leap towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 15-13 tr(...)

 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(...)

France’s Yoann Huget goes over for his try in the Six Nations clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Scotland 17 France 19: Scotland suffered last-gasp heartache as France snatched a(...)

Greig Laidlaw has been named as Scotland captain for the Test against South Africa in Nelspruit. Photograph:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Scotland named three new caps in their starting team for Saturday’s Test against South Africa in Nelspruit.Coach Scott Johnson has made seven changes (...)