Warren Gatland: he has won two Grand Slams with Wales but struggled to make an impression in this year’s World Cup. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Wales coach Warren Gatland has told New Zealand radio he will step down after the next World Cup. “I’m here until 2019 and the plan for me then is de(...)

Australia’s outhalf Kurtley Beale in action against Wales. Beale did superbly when coming on as an early replacement against England. Photograph: AFP Photo

The preamble has been dominated by suspensions and injuries. Scotland’s appeal of the three-match bans imposed on hooker Ross Ford and secondrow Jo(...)

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(...)

Scotland’s back row forward Josh Strauss attends a press conference at the team’s training base at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Photograph: Getty Images

Fired-up Scotland forward Josh Strauss has vowed to beat Australia in tribute to banned team-mates Ross Ford and Jonny Gray. The Dark Blues pair were(...)

Jonny Gray: punished along with Ross Ford for two-man tip tackle on Samoa’s Jack Lam. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters.

Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray face missing the rest of the World Cup after they were both issued with three-week bans. Hooker Ford and lo(...)

Scotland’s Ross Ford has been cited and may miss the quarter-final against Australia. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray could miss Scotland’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Australia after they were both cited for dangerous tackles.(...)

Finn Russell returns for Scotland against Samoa as they look for a win which would secure secont place in Pool B. Photograph: PA

Pool B, Samoa v Scotland, Saturday October 10th, 2.30pm, St James’ Park When they arrived in Brighton four weeks ago Samoa took mass at St Magdalen’s (...)

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(...)