Scotland have good news on the injury front for Saturday’s game with Samoa. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Scotland’s worst injury fears failed to materialise after Finn Russell, John Hardie, Ross Ford and Matt Scott were all passed fit for their do-or-die (...)

Blood runs down the face of South Africa’s lock Victor Matfield during the Pool B match against  Samoa. The forward will missthe Scotland match with a knee injury. Photograph: AFP Photo

A bone of contention ahead of this match was the assertion Scotland were fielding a side that was some way short of their strongest team with an ey(...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell gives a thumbs up during a pool recovery session at The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Outhalf Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s potentially decisive World Cup clash with South Africa after failing to shake off an ankle knock. The influ(...)

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 (...)

Matt Scott scored one of Scotland’s five second half tries as they beat the USA 39-16 at Elland Road. Photograph: Reuters

Scotland 39 USA 16 We should have known a giant-killing was in the air when the USA took a trip to the nearby Royal Armouries a few days ago and found(...)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has made 10 changes to his side ahead of Sunday’s Pool B clash with USA. Photograph: PA

Henry Pyrgos will lead out Scotland at Elland Road for Sunday’s World Cup clash with the United States after the Dark Blues made 10 changes to their s(...)

Japan captain Michael Leitch speaks to reporters  ahead of the Scotland game. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

The rugby world marvelled at Japan’s victory over South Africa in Brighton. To demonstrate the moxie to turn down a penalty kick at goal in the final(...)

Japan’s head coach Eddie Jones  supervises  training  at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup Pool B game against Scotland. Photograph: Damien Meyer.

Japan coach Eddie Jones wants his men to beat Scotland on Wednesday and prove their stunning win over South Africa was no fluke. The Brave Blossoms ha(...)

Members of Scotland’s rugby squad participate in a team training session at Kingshlom stadium in Gloucester. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland assistant coach Matt Taylor has shrugged off suggestions that the they are under extra pressure as they prepare to face World Cup shock-troop(...)

Japan head coach Eddie Jones and Kosei Ono celebrate after victory over South Africa in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Japan celebrated their victory over South Africa with a dip on Brighton beach, the seafront cold and inhospitable in the autumnal chill, rain tumbling(...)