Former Scotland captain Tom Smith is determined to tackle his fight against cancer head on.
Gregor Townsend believes there is a race going on as the best teams in the world rush to improve their defensive capabilities – and admits Scotland are lagging behind.
Gregor Townsend insists Scotland can recover from their World Cup heartache – but knows they must learn from the mistakes that cost them in Japan.
Scotland’s World Cup fate will be decided on the pitch after their win-or-bust showdown with Japan was given the go-ahead following a stadium inspection.
Stuart Hogg says Scotland must be ready to play their biggest game of their lives as they bid to reach the last eight of the World Cup.
World Rugby says it aims to make a decision on whether Scotland’s storm-threatened clash with Japan on Sunday can go ahead as early as possible.
Gregor Townsend has laughed off Japan coach Jamie Joseph’s claims Scotland will be looking to “avoid embarrassment” during Sunday’s typhoon-threatened clash in Yokohama.
Gregor Townsend has dropped his captain Stuart McInally for Scotland’s typhoon-threatened clash with Japan after opting to start Fraser Brown at hooker.
With Super Typhoon Hagibis set to batter Japan with hurricane-force winds, Rugby World Cup organisers have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling two matches.
Gregor Townsend fears Scotland may be forced to find an alternative venue for Sunday’s make-or-break World Cup showdown with Japan as Typhoon Hagibis prepares to batter Yokohama.
Gregor Townsend admits he was left “really surprised” by the late scrum penalty handed to Japan against Samoa which means the World Cup hosts could still progress from Pool A even if they lose Sunday’s crucial showdown with Scotland.
Jamie Ritchie says it is only right Scotland sing when they are winning after getting their World Cup campaign back on track.
Gregor Townsend said the real Scotland finally showed up at the World Cup to reignite their bid for the quarter-finals.
Scotland answered their critics in impressive fashion as Gregor Townsend’s men grabbed a bonus-point win over Samoa to fire themselves back into contention for the World Cup quarter-finals.
Gregor Townsend insists Scotland are not under extra pressure – despite admitting they face World Cup elimination if they fail to beat Samoa on Monday.
Scotland vice-captain Greig Laidlaw has vowed to go down fighting as he looks to salvage his final World Cup.
Scotland’s World Cup hopes have suffered a third major blow in as many days after scrum-half Ali Price was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.
Scotland have suffered a fresh blow to their World Cup hopes after flanker Hamish Watson was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
Gregor Townsend admits it will take a perfect display for Scotland to land a winning blow against Ireland in Sunday’s World Cup opener.
Scotland forward David Denton admits it is a relief to be retiring after finally giving up on his 11-month concussion battle.
Scotland forward David Denton has been forced to retire from rugby on the advice of doctors.
Flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss Scotland’s World Cup opener with Ireland but Gregor Townsend admitted he is glad not to be dealing with a more serious casualty list.
Scotland do not have to sparkle from the off at the World Cup so long as they can find a way to leave Ireland dazed in their tournament opener, according to hooker Fraser Brown.
Blade Thomson thought his World Cup chance had slipped through his hands – now the Scotland forward is determined to grasp every opportunity that comes his way in Japan.
Knock over Ireland in game one and be in the box seat to progress.
Pupils at two north-east schools had a very special sporting visitor to inspire them as the end of term approached.
The North-east’s most experienced coach has boldly predicted Scotland can beat New Zealand tomorrow after more than a century of trying to get the better of the best team in the game.
Gregor Townsend has been named as Vern Cotter’s successor as Scotland head coach.