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Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has said his side will target Conor Murray at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Getty/ Kieran Galvin

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has warned Conor Murray to expect another frosty welcome when he runs out at Murrayfield this Saturday. The build-up t(...)

Vern Cotter: “Will having them in the first game at BT Murrayfield give us a lift going into the game? Yes, I think it will.” Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA

This will be Scotland’s third and last Six Nations under Vern Cotter. Despite what appears to have been a steadily upward graph in his tenure, last A(...)

Vern Cotter: will leave Scotland in a better position than when he took over. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Prospects The players must push to the periphery the fact that their coach is leaving at the end of the season and concentrate on the matters in ha(...)

 Captains Sergio Parisse of Italy, Guilhem Guirado of France, Rory Best of Ireland, Niamh Briggs of Ireland, Gaelle Mignot of France and Sara Barrattin of Italy at the launch of the 2017 RBS Six Nations Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland entered last season’s Six Nations as back-to-back reigning champions, yet in recognising the World Cup fallout and a first championship since (...)

 Keith Earls in action for the British and Irish Lions in 2009. The Munster man did not feature in the preceding Six Nations tournament for Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan share a unique distinction pertaining to the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa in that of the original 37-man squad select(...)

Greig Laidlaw and Rory Best pose for photographers next to the Six Nations Trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations rugby tournament launch at The Hurlingham Club in London. Photo: EPA

Greig Laidlaw insists the “great weapon” of Scotland’s attacking game can generate the nation’s best Test side in a generation. Captain Laidlaw belie(...)

Montpellier head coach Jake White celebrates winning last year’s  Challenge Cup: he will be replaced by Scotland coach Vern Cotter. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Last September it was announced that current Scotland coach Vern Cotter would take over from Montpellier coach Jake White for the 2017-18 season. In (...)

Munster defeated Glasgow Warriors 16-15 in the Pro12 League at Scotstoun on December 2nd. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho.

The Glasgow Warriors will have to achieve a feat never previously managed in the Champions Cup during Gregor Townsend’s tenure as head coach at Scotst(...)

Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bernard Jackman Initial co-favourite with Nigel Carolan until a gamble on the latter. The former Irish international hooker spent five seasons with(...)

 Australia’s Bernard Foley  landed three of just six points conceded due to  Ireland penalties in recent Tests. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland’s discipline in the two Tests against New Zealand and one against Australia was remarkable by any yardstick. They conceded just 11 penalties o(...)

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