John Barclay

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Conor Murray: “It’s our team and we want to put it right. We slipped up last weekend.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland, coaches and players, have struggled to come to terms with Murrayfield. “It would be easy to feel sorry for ourselves and be quite angry at e(...)

The Scotland team celebrate with the Quaich trophy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Stuart Hogg Man-of-the-match for his two-try contribution but given the freedom of the outside channels to operate in and Ireland paid the price: (...)

Simon Easterby has defended the decision to overlook Ian Madigan with Johnny Sexton out injured. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

So much for a low injury profile. Already without Jared Payne and Sean Cronin, Ireland have now lost Johnny Sexton (strained calf) and Peter O’Mahony (...)

Toulon’s lock Samu Manoa (centre) vies with fullback Liam Williams (left) of Scarlets during the Champions Cup match at Mayol stadium. Photograph: Getty.

CHAMPIONS CUP ROUND-UP Toulon were made to work hard by Scarlets as they recorded a 31-20 bonus-point success to keep up the pressure on Saracens in (...)

Magnus Bradbury: Edinburgh flanker will make his Scotland debut against Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Incoming Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, who takes over next summer, could be left with a nasty hangover of the Vern Cotter era should Scotland lose (...)

Greig Laidlaw, captain of Scotland takes part in the Captain’s Run at Murrayfield Stadium. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland will need no extra motivation for their meeting with Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon but the circumstances of that World Cup q(...)

Munster centre Dan Goggin will make his first competitive start for the province against Scarlets in Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Scarlets v Munster Parc Y Scarlets 3pm Sky Sports 1 Like everyone else, Munster begin the new season as they left off the last one, only away to th(...)

Ireland duo  Jamie Heaslip and Devin Toner tackle Scotland scrumhalf  Greig Laidlaw during the Six Nations. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip was not surprised by Scotland’s fighting spirit in their Six Nations finale, but was delighted the hosts rounded of(...)

Joe Schmidt: “It is something that I’ve committed to, making a decision once we get back from Africa.” Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has confirmed he will make a decision after this summer’s tour to South Africa regarding whether or not he will extend his tenure as Irish(...)

Italy’s Mattia Bellini and Gonzalo Garcia in action against Scotland’s Stuart Hogg in Rome. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Captain Greig Laidlaw kicked Scotland to a 36-20 victory over Italy in a ferocious Six Nations match in Rome on Saturday, their first victory in the (...)

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