Glasgow Warriors flanker Josh Strauss has been called into Scotland’s provisional 46-man squad by head coach Vern Cotter. Photo:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Scotland’s most-capped player Chris Paterson has defended head coach Vern Cotter’s decision to call up the latest batch of tartan imports. Glasgow bac(...)

Scotland’s most-capped prop Euan Murray has announced his retirement from international rugby.  Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA

Record-breaking Scotland prop Euan Murray has announced he is retiring from the international game.The 34-year-old Glasgow Warrior has appeared 66 tim(...)

Wayne Barnes will be the man in the middle for Leinster’s European Champions Cup semi-final against Toulon on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Played 6, won 3, drawn 0, lost 3.Leinster results when Wayne Barnes has refereed their matches since they won their first Heineken Cup in 2009. 2009-(...)

Owen Farrell during a Saracens training session in St Albans ahead of their European Champions Cup clash against Clermont Auvergne. The outhalf is back in the squad after three months out. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens coach Mark McCall has voiced his admiration for French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne ahead of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final s(...)

Robbie Henshaw of Ireland is tackled by Finn Russell of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A total of 221 points and 27 tries in three matches on one day; how do you like them apples Steve Hansen? The best laid plans rarely survive the first(...)

Johnny Sexton should have a big game against Scotland after the disappointment in Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A unique, staggered, three-way tussle for the title has ensured that whatever the Six Nations has lacked in quality it has atoned for with the grandes(...)

In Hawick they say that if you catch Stuart Hogg you get to make a wish, a homily to the jagged sidesteps, jarring acceleration and the gentle pitter-(...)

“Ireland could not cross the line against Wales, even with a maul. We needed referee Wayne Barnes for that. Ireland’s attack was impotent.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

I have coped a bit of “stick” from lots of quarters because I dared to question the attacking system of “St Joseph of Donnybrook”. I have found Irelan(...)

Scotland Rugby Captain’s Run at Murrayfield - Adam Ashe says the team have no interest in who wins the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Scotland have been cast in the role of kingmakers as the race for this year’s RBS Six Nations battle royal goes to the wire — but forward Adam Ashe ad(...)

Paul O’Connell is wary of Scotland ahead of this weekend, but he’s not thinking about the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul O’Connell has warned Ireland to beware of Scotland’s “nothing to lose” approach in battling against the Wooden Spoon in Saturday’s RBS Six Nation(...)