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Darcy Graham is the only Scotland player to retain their place in the starting XV for their clash with Russia. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Gregor Townsend’s eyes turned to a likely quarter-final decider against Japan on Sunday with the selection of his Scotland team to play Russia in thei(...)

Stuart Hogg starts for Scotland against Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty

Gregor Townsend has opted to name an experienced line-up ahead of Scotland’s World Cup opener against Ireland. Skipper Stuart McInally will lead out (...)

Ulster coach Dan McFarland worked with the Scotland forwards under Gregor Townsend. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dan McFarland’s intimate knowledge of the inner workings of Scottish rugby was accumulated during his time as assistant coach to Gregor Townsend at th(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, scrum coach Greg Feek and defence coach Andy Farrell at a training session in Ichihara Suporeku Park, Tokyo. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt and the Irish coaches have rarely had the welcome dilemma of choosing from a full deck in midfield, but in the anticipated absence of Robb(...)

Secondrow Jonny Gray  has returned from a hamstring injury and will play for Scotland against Georgia on Friday night. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend has wrapped a number of his key men up in cotton wool after leaving them out of Scotland’s World Cup send-off with Georgia at Murrayfi(...)

Joe Schmidt: “We’re going to have to be cleaner than clean.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt assuredly spoke for many coaches yesterday when airing his concerns over the heightened risk of losing players to yellow or red cards, and(...)

France wing Alivereti Raka  dives across the line to score a try during the  Rugby World Cup warm-up  match against Scotland  at the Allianz Riviera stadium, in Nice. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

France 32 Scotland 3 Gregor Townsend admits Scotland have work to do to get their World Cup preparations back on track after being dismantled by Fra(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates after scoring his try in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 It was a remarkable victory borne in adversity and one that sums up the essence of Munster’s rugby genealogy. When everything(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action against  Andrea Lovotti of Zebre in their victory last weekend at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final preview  Edinburgh v Munster  Venue: Murrayfield.  Kick-off: 12.45pm.  On TV: Live on Virgin (...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery with head coach Johann van Graan during training ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final meeting with Edinburgh. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster are the first up of the three provinces in Champions Cup action this weekend, as they travel to play Edinburgh in Saturday’s opening quarter-f(...)

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