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(...)

 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(...)

Ben Toolis comes into the Scotland secondrow for the injured Jonny Gray. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations trip to Italy. Edinburgh forwards Stuart McI(...)

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(...)

Gregor Townsend and his new Scotland captain Stuart Hogg. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Overview To say things didn’t go to plan for Scotland at the World Cup would be an understatement. Their opening fixture against Ireland was framed a(...)

Stuart Hogg has been appointed as the new Scotland captain. Photograph: Getty Images

Stuart Hogg has been appointed as the new Scotland captain for the Six Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced. The Exeter fullback takes ove(...)

Edinburgh’s Eroni Sau goes past Alex Wootton of Munster to scores his side’s second try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at Musgrave Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 16 Edinburgh 18 An understrength Munster side, having come from 10-0 down in the opening half, were unable to close out the deal when they hi(...)

 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(...)

Iain Henderson makes a break against Scotland during the World Cup clash at the  International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

The incoming Ulster captain deserved a few minutes of our time. Turns out everyone was forced to witness Iain Henderson’s rare burst into open country(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway celebrates scoring the fourth try with Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A game at the  International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

Ireland 27 Scotland 3 This was the real Ireland again, although they never really went away, they just went a little awry. Back to their best impress(...)

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