London Irish scrumhalf Ben White is one of five uncapped players named in Scotland’s Six nations squad. Photograph:  Pete Norton/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in Scotland’s 39-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Saracens backrower Andy Christie and London(...)

Edinburgh celebrate their late winning try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 14 Edinburgh 15 Edinburgh gave themselves a much-needed Champions Cup lifeline when they snatched victory with an injury-time try at the Gal(...)

Ulster’s Ian Madigan celebrates his team’s comeback win in Edinburgh. Photograph: PA

Ulster 22 Edinburgh 19 Cometh the hour cometh Ian Madigan. That’s’ the only way to explain Ulster’s unbelievable recovery to somehow find safe passag(...)

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(...)

 Samoa’s Rey Lee-Lo  is tackled by Bogdan Fedotko and Andrei Polivalov of Russia in Samoa’s 34-9 win in  the  Rugby World Cup   in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Samoa v Scotland Kick-off: 11.15am. Venue: Kobe Misaki Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 10(...)

Hamish Watson suffered a serious knee injury during Scotland’s defeat to Ireland in Yokohama. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty

Scotland have suffered a fresh blow to their World Cup hopes after flanker Hamish Watson was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. The Edinburgh (...)

Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss the World Cup opener against Ireland next Sunday after having a steel plate fitted in his face. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss Scotland’s World Cup opener with Ireland but Gregor Townsend admitted he is glad not to be dealing with a more se(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

England’s George Ford dives over the line to score England’s final try.  The game finished 38-38. Photo:   Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

England 38 Scotland 38 George Ford rescued England with an 83rd-minute try to secure a 38-all draw with Scotland on Saturday after the Scots had come(...)

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