Russell Hogg

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Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

Scotland’s scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw celebrates after scoring a try against Samoa. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland 34 Samoa 0 Scotland the proof; any amount of misery can be unburdened at this World Cup. Yokohama pain forgotten until they return there to(...)

Joe Schmidt has named his starting XV for Ireland’s RWC opener against Scotland. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Still no Joey Carbery - alongside varying degrees of injuries to Keith Earls, Rob Kearney and Robbie Henshaw - compelled Ireland coach Joe Schmidt to (...)

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(...)

Garry Ringrose could return to the Ireland midfield for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s the beginning of the end. The Six Nations returns on Saturday after another two-week hiatus, for the penultimate round of fixtures. It already s(...)

Conor Murray’s try was pivotal against France but his game management was arguably even more important in getting Ireland over the line. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

I hope supporters enjoyed this victory over France. The reaction afterwards seemed to focus on why Ireland only came away with a solitary try, but a r(...)

Racing’s players congratulate their captain Dimitri Szarzewski after he scored a try  during the Champions Cup  match against  Glasgow Warriors  at Yves du Manoir. Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 34 Glasgow Warriors 10 Dan Carter kicked 12 points as Racing 92 maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions Cup against Glasgow Warriors. (...)