Vern Cotter

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Josh Strauss’ Six Nations has been ended by a kidney injury. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland’s Six Nations campaign has suffered a second major blow in three days after Josh Strauss was ruled out of the competition. The Glasgow numbe(...)

Scotland captain Greg Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union have announced. The Gloucester scrum-half(...)

Italian players react after Ireland’s Craig Gilroy scored a try during the team’s Six Nations rugby  match  in Rome  at  weekend. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Heaven forbid the English clubs are ever allowed have their way and the Six Nations is condensed into five consecutive weekends. At a stroke, their se(...)

Dejected Irish players at the final whistle in Murrayfield. Ireland were overconfident and did not give Scotland  the required respect.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ninety minutes into last Saturday’s new era of bonus competition points in the Six Nations Championship and the Irish were already sharpening their pe(...)

Leigh Halfpenny was back to his metronomic best in as Wales won their opener against Italy. Photograph: Getty/David Rogers

Hot Stuart Hogg While Hogg’s performance against Ireland didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, it did cement his credentials as the Lions (...)

Scotland have named their team to play France this Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Flanker John Barclay has replaced the injured Ryan Wilson in the only change to the Scotland side to face France on Sunday. Wilson has dropped out wi(...)

 Ireland’s CJ Stander is tackled by Scotland’s Richie Gray and Allan Dell as the home side effectively focused on one-out Irish ball-carriers at Murrayfield. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When I talk of centre of gravity and how oppositions will endeavour to attack same, there must be an understanding of the negative impact this has on (...)

Conor Murray: “It’s our team and we want to put it right. We slipped up last weekend.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland, coaches and players, have struggled to come to terms with Murrayfield. “It would be easy to feel sorry for ourselves and be quite angry at e(...)

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Farrell has challenged Ireland to get in the mood for defending to rescue their Six Nations campaign in Italy this weekend. Defence coach Farrel(...)

Nearly every Scottish backline move was a double-skip to fullback Stuart Hogg. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

William Shakespeare’s words “What’s past is prologue” are engraved in Washington DC as a gentle reminder that history is but the introduction. Ireland(...)

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