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 Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Six Nations squad. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Gregor Townsend has named seven uncapped players in his 39-man Scotland squad for the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. Three hookers — Edinburgh’s David C(...)

Doddie Weir: “I take a positive note. I am still here. Got to celebrate another Christmas.”  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Doddie Weir sits down and starts to bang out jokes. A lot are about drinking although now he struggles to hold a pint of Guinness. He knows he is dy(...)

Phil Neville, coach of England, attending the Women’s World Cup draw in Paris. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

As street cleaners swept Parisian boulevards clear of rubber bullets, and owners of looted shops began compiling inventories for insurance companies o(...)

Glasgow’s Adam Hastings: Wales coach Warren Gatland put the focus  on Hastings by saying “we have got to make sure we put as much pressure on him as we possibly can”. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland captain Stuart McInally insists Adam Hastings can handle the pressure after Wales coach Warren Gatland put the spotlight on the rookie outhal(...)

Luke Morgan: The 26-year-old Ospreys wing had a six-year career in sevens rugby, becoming Wales’ record try scorer in the format. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Luke Morgan will make his debut for Wales against Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday less than two months after his first appearance for Ospreys in the G(...)

Eddie Jones: has presided over England’s fall from Six Nations champions last year to fifth place this season. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Eddie Jones retains the backing of the Rugby Football Union despite England’s dismal fifth-place finish in the Six Nations. Ireland were crowned Gra(...)

James Ryan: was again outstanding for Ireland, his attitude and execution  exemplary. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

On Friday I wondered about Gregor Townsend’s reaction to previous Scottish mistakes in that what you measure, you manage. Scotland could have scored (...)

Hannah Tyrrell during the Ireland Women’s captain’s run, in Donnybrook, Dublin. Player returns to the wing for the Scotland clash. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland Donnybrook, 1pm (Sunday) - Live RTÉ The try count tells a story. Compare Ireland captain Ciara Griffin’(...)

Ireland’s Michael Silvester escapes the tackle from   with Ross Thompson of Scotland during last night’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at  Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 30 Scotland Under-20 25 Ireland will cherish the bonus-point victory, the performance vacillating between the sublime and the carele(...)

Gregor Townsend: get into where the space is and let the ball-carrier find you; this is a crucial Townsend value where he accepts mistakes to make this happen.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

What I wonder, is Gregor Townsend’s reaction to a mistake? What you measure, you manage but coaches manage mistakes in different ways. What might he (...)

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