Greig Laidlaw

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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the captain’s run at Murrayfield, Scotland. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, 2.15 - Live on Virgin Media One and BBC One  A blustery Friday in Edinburgh. Yet it really was the calm before (...)

 Ireland captain Rory Best with his team-mates during the captain’s run at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Listen to the wind blow. Conor Murray had kicking tee in hand for Friday practice in unfamiliar Scottish headquarters. So did Stuart Hogg earlier that(...)

 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(...)

Scotland’s Sean Maitland  score his side’s  try during the autumn international against  Argentina at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland 14 Argentina 9 Sean Maitland’s try ensured Scotland ended their autumn campaign on a high as they edged out a misfiring Argentina side 14-9 (...)

The Highlanders’ Waisake Naholo  celebrates scoring his side’s first try against the Lions.  Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

Highlanders 23 British & Irish Lions 22 Another one that got away, and the taste of this defeat will feel especially bitter as the Lions had the (...)

 Johnny Sexton of the British & Irish Lions is tackled by Dwayne Sweeney (left) and James Tucker  of New Zealand Provincial Barbarians during Saturday’s game  at the Toll Stadium  in Whangarei. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton will prove his “world-class” abilities all over again in New Zealand after a tough opening with the British and Irish Lions, according t(...)

Stuart Hogg is tackled by Jonah Lowe of the Barbarians. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

NZ Provincial Barbarians 7 British & Irish Lions 13 It wasn’t a defeat. That would have constituted one of the most ignominious days in Lions’ hi(...)

British & Irish Lions head  coach Warren Gatland has named his first team of the tour. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland’s opening Lions selection of the 2015 tour for Saturday’s meeting with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians ticks a significant number(...)

Leicester have announced scrum-half Ben Youngs has withdrawn from the British and Irish Lions squad for family reasons. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Leicester and England scrum-half Ben Youngs has pulled out of the British and Irish Lions squad for family reasons. The Tigers announced on their web(...)

Players who start five Six Nations games over seven weeks already admit they are shattered, both mentally and physically by their exertions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The proposal by the English clubs and their owners, in the guise of their umbrella organisation Premiership Rugby, to condense the Six Nations into a (...)

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