Greig Laidlaw Scotland captain converts his kick after Sean Lamont’s try against Italy at  at Murrayfield Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday. Wingers Sean Lamont and Tim Visse(...)

Sean Lamont slides over for a score during Scotland’s 48-7 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Italy at Murrayfield. Photograph: PA

Scotland 48 Italy 7 Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week’s win over Italy with a 48(...)

 Vern Cotter: the New Zealander will be expecting a convincing home victory for Scotland after the success in Turin last week.  Photo  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A second win in a week over the Azzurri today would not go amiss if Vern Cotter’s Scotland side are to leave for the World Cup with anything like a (...)

Ireland fullback Simon Zebo breaks free to score a try in the 61st-minute against Scotland in the Rugby World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 8:14

This was a sloppier, less accurate Irish performance, but Scotland put up a more meaningful and exacting challenge than Wales a week previously, wh(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan was man of the match against Edinburgh. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

It may have been a season of under-achievement for Leinster but the former European champions made sure of finishing their campaign on a winning note (...)

Leinster’s Noel Reid breaks free to score a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at   Murrayfield. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Edinburgh 23 Leinster 36 Edinburgh’s hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season were snuffed out when they lost 36-23 to a work(...)

Donnacha Ryan makes a break for Munster against Edinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster’s hopes of achieving success in the Pro12 play-offs were boosted by a thumping bonus-point win over Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.The m(...)

Keith Earls scored one of Munster’s five tries against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Edinburgh 3 Munster 34Munster closed the gap on Guinness PRO12 leaders Glasgow with a 34-3 victory in a one-sided game against Edinburgh at Murrayfiel(...)

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(...)