Scotland’s head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes to his team to face Ireland. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

While Joe Schmidt’s backline has received some criticism for lacking pizzazz, Scotland have looked pretty confident in that area and for Ireland’s vis(...)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter.

Right let’s get the controversy out of the way first. Who in the William Wallace is Hugh Blake? Much like the way some of the Scottish-themed m(...)

Ben Te’o has been relearning rugby union at Leinster training after converting from league to join the province. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

  Leinster v Edinburgh RDS Arena, 7.35pm TG4 Ben Te’o will be the centre of attention in every respect for tonight’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Ulster winger  Andrew Trimble dives over for one of his tries in the Guinness Pro12 game at Ravenhill. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Edinburgh 0It was pretty dismal fare for most of the rather damp evening at the Kingspan Stadium, but Ulster hardly minded that as they even(...)

 Munster’s Simon Zebo tackled by WP Nel and Ollie Atkins of Edinburgh at Thomond Park Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Munster 13 Edinburgh 14 The Anthony Foley era got off to a disappointing start at a poorly attended Thomond Park as they struggled to recover f(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien is tackled by Alasdair Dickinson of Edinburgh during the RaboDirect Pro12 game at the  RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 15 Edinburgh 13: There’s a strong argument for this being Leinster’s worst showing of the entire campaign. But they survived to finish top of(...)

     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(...)

Glasgow Warriors flanker  Chris Fusaro in action  during the Heineken Cup clash against Exeter   at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson has named uncapped duo Dougie Fife and Chris Fusaro in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.Edinburgh winger Fife is(...)

Edinburgh’s Tim Visser is tackled by Treviso’s Manoa Vosawai last weekend. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Scotland wing Tim Visser faces up to four months on the sidelines with a broken leg.The Dutchman went off injured during Edinburgh’s RaboDirect Pro12 (...)

Northampton’s Stephen Myler is tackled by Ospreys Richard Hibbard  at Franklins Gardens. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Northampton kick-started their Heineken Cup campaign with a priceless 27-16 victory over Ospreys at Franklin’s Gardens that put them firmly back in t(...)