Mike Blair

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 Scotland’s Stuart Hogg dejected after his side’s defeat to Ireland at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair expects to see a confident Stuart Hogg against Italy after the skipper’s successful respite from a difficult Guinn(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg scores a try despite the challenge by Angelo Esposito of Italy during their Six Nations match on Saturday. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair is not concerned about their defence despite conceding three late tries against Italy. Gregor Townsend’s men had (...)

Glasgow’s Jonny Gray picked up an injury against Saracens but is expected to be fit for Scotland’s Six Nations clash against Italy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Scotland have no concerns over the fitness of Jonny Gray and Ryan Wilson following their weekend injuries. Hamish Watson has pulled out of Gregor To(...)

 Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend.

Scotland have no concerns over the fitness of Jonny Gray and Ryan Wilson following their weekend injuries. Hamish Watson has pulled out of Gregor To(...)

Scotland outhalf Adam Hastings in action for   Glasgow Warriors against  Cardiff Blues  at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Scotland outhalf Adam Hastings admits family friend and former Murrayfield hero Doddie Weir will be a major source of inspiration when they take on Wa(...)

 Gregor Townsend has extended his deal as Scotland head coach until 2021. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has signed a three-year contract extension with the national team that will keep him in the role until 2021, Scott(...)

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(...)

Paul Wallace played all three Lions Tests in South Africa in 1997 having been called up as a replacement. Photograph: Bily Stickland/Inpho

It’s a nervous time for those players selected to travel with the Lions to New Zealand who are still involved with their clubs and provinces in season(...)

Glasgow’s Taqele Naiyaravoro celebrates on his way to scoring their third try of the game Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 43 Scarlets 6 Following a postponement in Paris and a home defeat to Northampton, Glasgow scored six tries to win a European game (...)

Robert Thomson in rehearsals for The Nutcracker at the Cork Opera House

‘It won’t be a nostalgia-fest,” says Alan Foley at the Firkin Crane dance centre in Cork. Listening to him describe this weekend’s reunion forum fo(...)

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