Scotland News

Chris Cusiter in action for Sale Sharks at Kingsholm on December 4, 2015
Scotland international Chris Cusiter retires
Sale Sharks and Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter retires from rugby to launch a Scotch whisky business.
May 4, 12:16
Scotland's centre Alex Dunbar scores a try during the Autumn International rugby union Test match between Scotland and Tonga at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock, Scotland, on November 22, 2014
Alex Dunbar to make first Scotland appearance in over a year
Alex Dunbar will make his first appearance for Scotland in more than a year in Sunday's Six Nations clash against France at Murrayfield.
Mar 11, 12:57
Scotland centre Matt Scott during a training session on September 25, 2015
Scotland centre Matt Scott to miss rest of Six Nations with elbow injury
Scotland centre Matt Scott is ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with an elbow injury.
Mar 9, 11:08
Harlequins wing Tim Visser races through to score as Rhys Patchell of the Blues reacts in the background during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Cardiff Blues and Harlequins at Cardiff Arms Park on November 19, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales
Tim Visser comes in for Scotland
Fit-again Tim Visser comes into the Scotland team to face Italy at the weekend, with Sean Lamont dropping down to the bench.
Feb 25, 10:55
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Vern Cotter 'frustrated' by Scotland defeat
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admits that his side wasted their opportunities in their Six Nations defeat to England, but believes that the problems can be fixed.
Feb 6, 22:22
Jonah Lomu in action for New Zealand against South Africa on November 29, 2004
Craig Joiner: 'Jonah Lomu changed rugby'
Former Scotland winger Craig Joiner pays tribute to the late Jonah Lomu, saying that the New Zealand great "changed rugby".
Nov 18, 21:00
Scotland's David Denton during training on October 2, 2015
Scotland back-row David Denton leaves Edinburgh to join Bath
Bath announce the signing of Scotland back-row forward David Denton from Edinburgh.
Nov 10, 15:05
Scotland's wing Sean Maitland (L) receives a yellow card from South African Craig Joubert (C) during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham stadium, southwest London on October 18, 2015
World Rugby chief: 'No regrets over Craig Joubert statement'
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper defends the handling of referee Craig Joubert following Australia's 35-34 Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland.
Nov 1, 16:15
Scotland's flanker John Hardie is pictured before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on September 5, 2015.
Scotland flanker John Hardie makes Edinburgh switch
Flanker John Hardie joins Edinburgh on a two-year contract after Scotland's exit from the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 20, 14:54
Finn Russell of Scotland reacts with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015
David Campese furious with World Rugby treatment of Craig Joubert
Former Australia winger David Campese says that the person from World Rugby who decided to publicly fault referee Craig Joubert "should be shot".
Oct 20, 14:27
Scotland's wing Sean Maitland (L) receives a yellow card from South African Craig Joubert (C) during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham stadium, southwest London on October 18, 2015
Australia coach Michael Cheika: 'Craig Joubert treated unfairly by World Rugby'
Australia coach Michael Cheika believes that Craig Joubert has been unfairly singled out by World Rugby for making a wrong call in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
Oct 20, 10:11
Finn Russell of Scotland reacts with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015
Craig Joubert 'wrong to award penalty to Australia'
World Rugby releases a statement claiming that Craig Joubert was wrong to award a penalty to Australia late in their dramatic World Cup quarter-final win over Scotland.
Oct 19, 19:29
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Stuart Hogg: 'Scotland did themselves justice'
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg tells Sports Mole that his side have done themselves justice at the World Cup following their disappointing showing in the Six Nations.
Oct 18, 23:22
Josh Strauss of Scotland is tackled during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Josh Strauss: 'Scotland can win Six Nations'
Scotland back-row Josh Strauss tells Sports Mole that his side can win the 2016 Six Nations, having come closer than any of their rivals to the World Cup semi-finals.
Oct 18, 23:04
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Incoming Tour match between South Africa and Scotland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 28, 2014
Stuart Hogg backs Scotland for Six Nations glory
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg tells Sports Mole that his side can win the Six Nations title next year following their gallant performance at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 18, 22:06
Lewis Moody takes part in activities during the national rollout of Premiership Rugby's award-winning social inclusion programme HITZ on December 3, 2013
Lewis Moody: 'Scotland blew Australia victory themselves'
Lewis Moody claims that Scotland's decision to throw long at a lineout in wet conditions cost them a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
Oct 18, 21:52
Finn Russell of Scotland reacts with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015
Will Genia "amazed" by Scotland performance
Australia scrum-half Will Genia tells Sports Mole that he was "amazed" by the level of Scotland's performance during their Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham.
Oct 18, 20:10
Stephen Moore of Australia is tackled by David Denton (L) and Finn Russell of Scotland during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Australia captain Stephen Moore "thrilled" by semi-final berth
Australia captain Stephen Moore pays tribute to Scotland's performance during their World Cup quarter-final, and is "thrilled" to have booked his place in the last four.
Oct 18, 19:56
Finn Russell of Scotland reacts with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015
Greig Laidlaw: 'Scotland have made great strides'
Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw tells Sports Mole that his side have come far since this year's Six Nations whitewash following their Rugby World Cup exit.
Oct 18, 19:43
Scotland's wing Sean Maitland (L) receives a yellow card from South African Craig Joubert (C) during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham stadium, southwest London on October 18, 2015
John Beattie: 'Craig Joubert was a numpty'
John Beattie questions why Craig Joubert decided to run straight off the pitch after Australia's 35-34 victory over Scotland at Twickenham.
Oct 18, 19:16
Nicolas Sanchez of Argentina kicks a penalty during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praises Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez in particular
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praises Argentina, and fly-half Nicolas Sanchez in particular, after the Pumas beat his side 43-20 in their World Cup quarter-final.
Oct 18, 18:50
Finn Russell of Scotland reacts with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015
Matt Dawson demands explanation over Australia penalty decision
Matt Dawson claims that either Craig Joubert or World Rugby should explain why Australia were awarded a last-minute penalty against Scotland.
Oct 18, 18:34
Scotland's wing Sean Maitland (L) receives a yellow card from South African Craig Joubert (C) during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham stadium, southwest London on October 18, 2015
Gavin Hastings "disgusted" with Craig Joubert penalty call
Gavin Hastings claims he is "disgusted" by the actions of referee Craig Joubert, who awarded a late penalty to Australia in their quarter-final victory over Scotland.
Oct 18, 18:20
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Vern Cotter praises "brave" Scotland effort against Australia
Vern Cotter hails the "brave effort" of Scotland after their last-minute defeat at the hands of Australia in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 18, 18:07
Scotland's Blair Cowan lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between and Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 15, 2015.
Scotland flanker Blair Cowan: 'Write us off at your peril'
Scotland flanker Blair Cowan states that the team's quarter-final against Australia is the biggest game of their lives, but that they will relish being the underdogs.
Oct 17, 15:09
Scotland's lock Jonny Gray (C) vies for the ball with France's prop Eddy Ben Arous (L) during the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
Jonny Gray, Ross Ford suspensions overturned
Scotland are given a major boost after the suspensions handed to Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are overturned ahead of their quarter-final tie against South Africa.
Oct 17, 14:55
Scotland's wing Tommy Seymour (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Scotland and Samoa at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, northeast England, on October 10, 2015
Four Scotland changes for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia
Vern Cotter names his Scotland starting XV to face Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, with four changes from their last win over Samoa.
Oct 16, 12:14
Scotland's lock Jonny Gray (C) vies for the ball with France's prop Eddy Ben Arous (L) during the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
Scotland appeal Ross Ford, Jonny Gray bans at Rugby World Cup
Scotland announce that they have appealed against the three-week bans given to forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 15, 09:34
Scotland's lock Jonny Gray (C) vies for the ball with France's prop Eddy Ben Arous (L) during the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
Scotland to appeal Ross Ford, Jonny Gray bans?
Scotland are reportedly considering lodging an appeal against the three-match bans handed out to Ross Ford and Jonny Gray.
Oct 14, 19:59
Stephen Moore poses during an Australian Wallabies portrait session at Lake Kawana on July 6, 2015
Stephen Moore solely focused on Scotland clash
Stephen Moore claims that reaching 100 caps for Australia will be the last thing on his mind when the Wallabies face Scotland in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Oct 13, 22:44
Scotland's lock Jonny Gray (C) vies for the ball with France's prop Eddy Ben Arous (L) during the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
Scotland duo Ross Ford, Jonny Gray banned for rest of Rugby World Cup
Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are banned for the rest of the Rugby World Cup for incidents that occurred in their side's victory over Samoa.
Oct 13, 22:29
Greig Laidlaw of Scotland scores the third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Scotland at St James' Park on October 10, 2015
Vern Cotter: 'Greig Laidlaw outstanding against Samoa'
Vern Cotter says that Greig Laidlaw's performance during Scotland's 36-33 Rugby World Cup victory over Samoa was "outstanding".
Oct 10, 19:11
Greig Laidlaw of Scotland celebrates kicking the winning penalty during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012
Greig Laidlaw "desperate" to lead Scotland to Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw says that the players are "desperate" to avoid a shock Rugby World Cup exit at the hands of Samoa on Saturday.
Oct 8, 14:23
Finn Russell of Scotland dives over for a try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Finn Russell, Stuart Hogg fit for Scotland's crunch match with Samoa
Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg are both passed fit as Scotland coach Vern Cotter makes seven changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's do-or-die match against Samoa.
Oct 8, 12:34
Samoa's wing Alesana Tuilagi kicks the ball during the captain's run training session at Villa park stadium in Birmingham on September 25, 2015
Alesana Tuilagi's five-week ban criticised by former internationals
Former players criticise World Rugby over the five-week ban given to Samoa's Alesana Tuilagi.
Oct 7, 14:13
Scotland's David Denton during training on October 2, 2015
David Denton: 'Samoa game biggest of Scotland players' careers'
Scotland number eight David Denton believes that his side's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash against Samoa will be "the biggest game" of their careers.
Oct 6, 22:33
Scotland's David Denton during training on October 2, 2015
Scotland's David Denton after South Africa loss: 'I've never struggled so much'
Scotland number-eight David Denton reveals to Sports Mole that he has never struggled as much as he did in Saturday's Rugby World Cup match against South Africa.
Oct 4, 01:16
Scotland's coach Vern Cotter smiles before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 5, 2015
Vern Cotter makes 10 Scotland changes for South Africa showdown
Vern Cotter shakes up his Scotland side again for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool B showdown against South Africa in Newcastle.
Oct 1, 12:26
Alasdair Dickinson of Edinburgh is tackled by Blair Cowan and Halani Aulika of London Irish during the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Final between London Irish and Edinburgh Rugby at the Madejski Stadium on April 5, 2015
Flanker Blair Cowan ready to start for Scotland following call-up
Flanker Blair Cowan, who replaces the injured Grant Gilchrist in the Scotland squad, states that he is ready to start the team's clash with South Africa on Saturday.
Sep 29, 19:31
Scotland's Blair Cowan lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between and Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 15, 2015.
Scotland call up Blair Cowan to replace injured Grant Gilchrist
Blair Cowan replaces Grant Gilchrist in Scotland's Rugby World Cup squad after the latter's tournament was ended by injury.
Sep 29, 10:08