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 Stuart McInally celebrates scoring Scotland’s third try in their win over France. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Scotland 28 France 17 France’s hopes of their first Grand Slam in a decade were ended by their own undiscipline and by a Scotland side whose strong d(...)

Last weekend, it seemed like Johnny Sexton was trying too hard not to annoy Mathieu Raynal. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Perhaps the main reservation about Johnny Sexton being made Irish captain was his history with referees. Let’s just say his on-field relationship with(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale us upended by Scotland’s Ali Price and Nick Haining. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

15 Jordan Larmour The backfield freedom suits him. As does a new licence to attack with 19 runs for 138 metres. Danced into space before taking on a(...)

Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney makes a vital tackle on his Scottish counterpart  Ali Price late on in the Six Nations game at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The pre-match debate with regard to who should be Ireland’s first-choice scrumhalf continues on the evidence of the 80 minutes against Scotland. In un(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is upended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Scotland 12 The dawn of the Andy Farrell era yielded a win, which leaves everything else in the shade, if not quite in the manner hoped or(...)

Leinster players celebrate the victory over Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Six months on from defeating Glasgow Warriors in the final of the Pro14 at Celtic Park, Leinster again achieved a successful outcome against the Scott(...)

Leinster’s Cian Kelleher scores a try against Glasgow. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow 10 Leinster 23 Leinster extended their winning run and with it their lead at the top of Pro14 Conference A with a 23-10 victory over Glasgow (...)

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(...)

Stuart McInally will captain Scotland at  the World Cup. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Gregor Townsend insists Scotland have never been stronger as they prepare to jet out for the World Cup at almost full strength. Only the injured Sam (...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien lifts the Pro14 trophy after beating Glasgow at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Glasgow 15 Leinster 18 There was a little vignette at the start of the second half which, for a Leinster supporter, must have been reassuring. Compe(...)

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