Vern Cotter

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Former Wales international Ieuan Evans picks out Munster during the Champions Cup draw at  Chateau de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a case of familiar faces and foes following the EPCR Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws for next season that took place in Neuchatel, Switzerl(...)

Clermont Auvergne’s forwards coach Jono Gibbes, who is set to become Ulster’s new coach

Clermont, a city drenched by ancient warfare, was the starting point for the first Crusade in 1095. The local sports team has threatened to conquer Fr(...)

 Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes is looking forward to teaming up with Les Kiss. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Where to begin with Jono Gibbes? Waikato stadium, June 11th 2005, and that stirring version of Timatanga seems as good a place as any. There he stood(...)

England were denied a top-tier record 19th successive win with defeat in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: PA Wire

New Zealand will play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4th after the world champions opted not to face England instead. Eddie Jones’ Six Nati(...)

Elliot Daly’s late try for England against Wales at the Principality Stadium clinched the only away win outside Rome in this season’s Six Nations tournament. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Small margins, small margins, small margins. These became the buzzwords of the 2017 Six Nations, replacing momentum and other words which had been de (...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell celebrates scoring a try against Italy at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Scotland 29 Italy 0 A vibrant Scotland side ran in four tries to crush Italy 29-0 and give departing coach Vern Cotter a fitting send-off in their f(...)

Vern Cotter takes charge of Scotland for the final time against Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fraser Brown’s rush of blood to the head against England has cost the Scotland hooker his starting slot against Italy on Saturday. Head coach Vern Co(...)

Scotland’s hooker Fraser Brown walks off the pitch after recieving a yellow card during the Six Nations international at Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown could face a suspension after being cited for his dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly in Saturday’s Six Nations thumping by E(...)

The players react as the final whistle blows during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ugh. Today’s Calcutta Cup meeting between England and Scotland will make for tougher viewing now. For, regardless of the outcome at Twickenham, Irelan(...)

Jim Calder celebrates after Roy Laidlaw scores a try against England in 1983, the last time Scotland won at Twickenham. Photograph: Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto/Getty Images

If there is a palpable spring in Scottish steps as they head to Twickenham, a buoyant Six Nations campaign now faces its ultimate test. The home of En(...)

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