Glasgow’s Stuart Hogg is tackled by Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the Guinness Pro 12 game at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

Glasgow Warriors 27 Ulster 17 Ulster’s position in the top four of the Guinness Pro 12 became just a little more insecure after Glasgow Warriors prod(...)

Iain Henderson returns for Ulster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Iain Henderson is set to make his comeback from injury for Ulster against Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. In total Les Kiss has made five changes t(...)

French referee Pascal Gauzere shows a yellow card to Scotland’s Alex Dunbar during the Six Nations match  against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps Scottish captain Greig Laidlaw always cuts a lugubrious figure. That didn’t change after the game, which in the last 10 minutes threatened to (...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls and Simon Zebo enjoy a lighthearted moment during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 5pm The final Saturday looks less than Super, and especially so from an Irish perspective. Readjust(...)

 Robbie Henshaw  passes  to  Keith Earls  during the Pool D  World Cup clash   at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Matrin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

As ever against the Azzurri, especially at home, Ireland are on something of a hiding to nothing, in that woe betide them if they don’t give Italy a g(...)

Italy’s Mattia Bellini and Gonzalo Garcia in action against Scotland’s Stuart Hogg in Rome. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Captain Greig Laidlaw kicked Scotland to a 36-20 victory over Italy in a ferocious Six Nations match in Rome on Saturday, their first victory in the (...)

John Barclay starts for Scotland in their Calcutta Cup clash with England. Photograph: Getty

John Barclay will make his first Six Nations appearance in four years when he lines up for Scotland against England at Murrayfield on Saturday. The S(...)

Scotland players react after their last gasp World Cup quarter-final defeat to Australia. Photograph: Getty

Australia 35 Scotland 34 Almost every game at this World Cup has provided some memorable thrills and spills but this was up there with the most grippi(...)

 Tommy Seymour celebrates after scoring the first try for Scotland against Samoa at St James’ Park. Scotland won 36-33. Photograph: Lee Smith/Livepic/Reuters

The view on Scotland from London runs from to lucky-to-be -here to bleak. Condemned they sit in the ante room of Surrey Sports Park, waiting for the t(...)

Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw celebrates scoring a late try to see his team past Samoa in their World Cup Pool A match at St James’ Park. Photo: Neill Roddis/PA

Samoa 33 Scotland 36 Scotland stumbled into the World Cup quarter-finals but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle. The Pacif(...)