Peter Horne

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The Ireland squad during training at   Carton House, Co Kildare, ahead of their showdown with England. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When I was the coach of Scotland I always held my meetings at Murrayfield, in the room named after Arthur “Johnnie” Wallace. Johnnie was captain of t(...)

Scotland’s Ryan Wilson and man of the match, Ireland’s Rob Kearney, contest an aerial ball during the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpo ane

Ireland 28 Scotland 8 Ireland don’t do penultimate legs of potential Grand Slams particularly well. History has shown us that. Players are not r(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton and head coach Joe Schmidt enter the press room after the victory over Scotland. Photograph:  Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In 2009 Declan Kidney told Johnny Sexton that the Grand Slam belongs to him as much as the rest. Sexton will never swallow such a line: “Declan said (...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney was the official man of the match. Photograph: Tom Honan/Irish Times

15 Rob Kearney Awarded man-of-the-match for his performance, it wasn’t without error but it was an excellent display in the main; two clean breaks, t(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores one of his two  tries during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 28 Scotland 8 So it’s come to this. Ireland can almost reach out and touch it, the Six Nations trophy that is, and for the first time will ha(...)

Huw Jones dives over for one of his two tries for Scotland in the defeat of England at Murrayfield two weeks ago. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Huw Jones – Humble, for short – didn’t just crash in on the international rugby scene; there was a bang and a wallop there, too. Fourteen Tests and 10(...)

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland kicks a penalty during their Six Nations win over France. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Scotland 32 France 26 This will hardly have them dreaming of a first championship of the century, but Scotland are back on track at least. They were (...)

Gregor Towensend has made six changes to his Scotland XV for Tuesday’s clash with France. Photograph: Andrew Mulligan/PA

Gregor Townsend believes it was not the “true” Scotland that well well beaten by Wales in their Six Nations opener. Now he is backing his players to (...)

Scotland have recalled scrum-half Greig Laidlaw in one of six changes for Sunday’s Six Nations match against France, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Gregor Townsend has responded to last week’s Welsh disaster by making six changes to his Scotland line-up ahead of facing France. Scrum-half Greig La(...)

Gareth Davies dives over for the first Welsh try against Scotland. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 34 Scotland 7 Wales made a flying start to the Six Nations as they blew Scotland away 34-7 in Cardiff. The Scots, without a win in the Welsh c(...)

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