John Hardie

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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(...)

Niyi Adeolokun of Connacht runs into traffic as Edinburgh’s Mark Bennett and Dougie Fife defend during the  Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 22 Edinburgh 29 Connacht’s hopes of Champions Cup qualification will now rest on the possibility of a one-off conference playoff after a bon(...)

John Hardie in action against England in the 2016 Six Nations. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair believes it was a straightforward decision to bring John Hardie back into the squad despite serving a ban for alle(...)

Edinburgh have suspended flanker John Hardie. Photograph: Alex Broadway/Getty

Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended by club side Edinburgh and told he will not be selected for next month’s autumn Test series amid a Sco(...)

John Barclay in action against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland for the first time in seven years in their Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, taking(...)

Josh Strauss’ Six Nations has been ended by a kidney injury. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland’s Six Nations campaign has suffered a second major blow in three days after Josh Strauss was ruled out of the competition. The Glasgow numbe(...)

Louis Picamoles celebrates with Camille Lopez after France edged out Scotland in Paris. Photograph: AFP/ Simon Christophe

France 22 Scotland 16 Another near miss to add to the collection. Bloodied, but unbowed, Scotland eventually succumbed to France’s suffocating power(...)

File photo from 1993 of Michael Nicholson with his wife Diana and Natasha Mihaljcic who he smuggled out of Sarajevo. Photograph: Neil Munns/PA Wire

Veteran British war correspondent Michael Nicholson, who reported on armed conflicts in a career spanning more than 50 years, has died, it was announc(...)

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(...)

Connacht prop Conor Carey will start against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 Connacht v Edinburgh, The Sportsground, Friday, 7.45 (TG4) Connacht need a win of any hue, starting now. Sitting at the bottom of the table w(...)

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