Sale Sharks’ Byron McGuigan goes over for a try against Connacht during the European Challenge Cup quarter-final match at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Sale Sharks 20 Connacht 10 England remains the unhappiest hunting ground for Connacht as Sale inflicted a sixth defeat over the Irish province in Eur(...)

Wales wing George North and Scotland’s Byron McGuigan chase the ball during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland 11 Wales 18 The Grand Slam dream lives on. Warren Gatland’s Wales stuttered to a 13th successive victory, their fourth in this season’s Six (...)

 Josh Adams of Wales  evades the challenge of Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn  to score a try  during  Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

Scotland 11 Wales 18 Wales will be crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions if they beat Ireland next Saturday after surviving a major scare to beat (...)

Gregor Towensend has made six changes to his Scotland XV for Tuesday’s clash with France. Photograph: Andrew Mulligan/PA

Gregor Townsend believes it was not the “true” Scotland that well well beaten by Wales in their Six Nations opener. Now he is backing his players to (...)

Scotland have recalled scrum-half Greig Laidlaw in one of six changes for Sunday’s Six Nations match against France, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Gregor Townsend has responded to last week’s Welsh disaster by making six changes to his Scotland line-up ahead of facing France. Scrum-half Greig La(...)

Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores a try against Australia at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

That sets up the Six Nations pretty nicely. For the four home countries especially, November marked a month of progress. True, in a dozen matches betw(...)

 Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland 53 Australia 24 Last-minute call-up Byron McGuigan scored a try double as Scotland ran up a record 53-24 win over 14-man Australia at Murray(...)