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150th Anniversary of first Scotland v England rugby match

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The 150th anniversary of the first ever game of International rugby, which saw Scotland beat England at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh on 27 March 1871, will be marked on 27th March.The 150th anniversary will...

Search for Young Ambassadors kicked off by Royal Bank RugbyForce

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The programme for funding applications via The Royal Bank RugbyForce 2021 is now open. New for this year, grassroots heroes aged 18-35 from Scotland’s local rugby clubs are being encouraged to apply to become...

Letter from Scotland

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Temperatures the lowest for 25 years (-23C in Braemar), three or four inches of snow even in the cities, roads and railways blocked and, between the snow showers, bright blue skies and a cool...

Women’s and U20’s Six nations postponed until later in 2021

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Yesterday (13th Jan. 2021), Six Nations Rugby Limited confirmed that the Women’s & U20s 2021 Championships will not take place in the regular Six Nations window of February and March this year. The Women’s...

Two Heriot’s Blues selected for Scotland U20s squad and FOSROC Regional Academy

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Finn McIlwraith and Duncan Hood of Heriot’s Blues Men have been selected for the Scotland U20 squad with other members of the team forming part of the recent FOSROC Regional Academy intake.They both received...

Heriot’s Hutchison tests himself training with Edinburgh Rugby

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Cameron Hutchison, a former Scotland U18 and U19 captain and U20 player, has been acting as emergency cover for the Edinburgh Rugby backline and was the 24th man for the team against Ulster on...

Roy Laidlaw’s youngest son preparing for an “amazing challenge” for charity

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The youngest son of the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, Roy Laidlaw, Chris Laidlaw is a Scotland Club XV International stand-off in his own right.Chris, 30, captain of Boroughmuir Bears in...

18 mile Sunday run to raise awareness for women’s rugby

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Broughton Women player Ruth Morgan ran 18 miles around each of the seven Edinburgh rugby clubs that have a women’s team on Sunday (6th Dec.). Joined by teammates and players from other teams for...

2020/21 competitive season closure confirmed by Scottish Rugby

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A recommendation by the Scottish Rugby Council to close 2020/21 competitive fixtures at all levels of the club and school game due to the national impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent public health...

Guest coaches from Heriot’s Blues work with Stewart’s Melville Lionesses

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Stewart’s Melville RFC Lioness weekend training has seen two Heriot’s Blues palyers oversee sessions as guest coaches.About 15 players, aged from 8 to 15 recently took part in the hour-long practice held by Catriona...

Study finds that Rugby has vital role to play boosting global health

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A study has suggested that playing rugby union can significantly improve health and wellbeing, despite the risks associated with the game.Possible benefits of playing include a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes, some cancers, stroke,...

Return to competitive club rugby paused until January 2021

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Scottish Rugby’s Board has supported a recommendation by the Scottish Rugby Council to delay the planned return to competitive rugby, at all levels of the club and school game, until January 2021 at the...

Super6 to receive FOSROC support for second year

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Construction Solutions company FOSROC will continue its support of Scottish Rugby’s part-time professional league Super6 for a second year.Its name will also be the title sponsor to the ‘Sprint Series’, a shortened Super6 tournament...

Fixtures for 2020/21 club & school season announced by Scottish Rugby

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The fixtures for each tier of the Scottish game has been published by Scottish Rugby as the sport makes steady progress to resume, in line with public health guidelines.Following widespread Scottish Rugby Council consultation...

Scottish Rugby confirms season structures for 2020/21 club competitions

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The 'return to rugby' competition structures in Scotland for season 2020/21 are now confirmed following a series of consultations undertaken by the Scottish Rugby Council, with clubs and schools across the country.The Scottish Rugby...

Fans back at BT Murrayfield for Glasgow match

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The green light has been given by Scottish Rugby to host a limited number of fans at tomorrow's (Friday 28 August) derby match against Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield.Scottish Government has supported Scottish Rugby’s...

Grassroots Rugby Clubs to benefit from ‘Royal Bank Rugbyforce’ backing

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Funding in this year’s 'Royal Bank RugbyForce' programme has been awarded to one hundred and eighteen local rugby clubs from across Scotland.The funding will provide the grassroots clubs with vital financial support to help...

Scotland’s Megan Gaffney moves over to Heriots’ Blues Women

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Scotland Women's Megan Gaffney will make the move from Myreside to Goldenacre to play with Heriot’s Blues Women whenever rugby resumes.The winger has a big year ahead of her with preparation for the Women’s...

Season 2020/21 ‘Return to Rugby Roadmap’ unveiled by Scottish Rugby

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Scottish Rugby unveiled their roadmap earlier today (3rd July 2020) on how clubs and schools could manage the return to playing rugby in Scotland for the 2020/21 season.The six-stage roadmap for clubs and schools...

Scottish Rugby & Rugby Players Scotland Joint Statement

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As the country continues to fight Coronavirus and the resulting closedown of rugby and all sport, Scotland’s top rugby players’ salaries may be reduced for five months.This follows discussions between Scottish Rugby and Rugby...

Scottish Rugby’s 2019/20 season declared null and void

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Scottish Rugby has joined its Irish, Welsh and Italian counterparts in declaring that the 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been classified as null and void.This decision follows the earlier interim suspension and...

Rugby – Stewart’s Melville v Newton Stewart, Tennent’s NL2

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For, in all probability, the final match for this season, Newton Stewart made the long trip up from deepest, darkest Dumfriesshire to Inverleith for their Tennent's National League 2 encounter with, division leaders, Stewart's...

Rugby – Stewart’s Melville v Whitecraigs, Tennent’s NL2

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Some changes in Stewart's Melville's back line for the visit of Whitecraigs on Saturday saw Geoff Angco and Jamie Thompson come in at 12 and 11, respectively, due to injuries sustained by Euan Morrison...
Glasgow's Stuart Hogg on the move

Scotland v Wales rugby postponed because of coronavirus

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Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations finale for Scotland against Wales in Cardiff is now postponed.A Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) statement read: "The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek...

Rugby – Scotland v France, U20 6 nations

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Scotland's fourth round match in the U20 6 Nations Championship was played under the gathering cloud of the Covid-19 virus 'situation' with France as their latest opponents. Coming off the back of a dominant...

Edinburgh Trams are prepared for a busy rugby weekend

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Edinburgh Trams is geared up for another busy rugby weekend, but they have some advice for you - and so does the Chief Medical Officer.This coming weekend Scotland faces France in the Six...

Rugby – Edinburgh Rugby v Cardiff Blues, Guinness PRO14

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Round 13 of the Guinness PRO14 saw Cardiff Blues make the trip up from Wales to try to put a dent in the hosts', currently, successful run. Edinburgh, on the other hand, were looking to maintain their...

Rugby – Boroughmuir Bears v Ayrshire Bulls, FOSROC Super6

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Thanks to the recent wet weather, Queensferry RFC's artificial pitch was 'home' for Boroughmuir Bears at the weekend as they played Ayrshire Bulls in the latest round of the FOSROC Super6 competition.Despite a decent...

Rugby – Edinburgh v Connacht, Guinness PRO14

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Being, as we are, in the middle of the Six Nations, this match would be a test of squad depth, as much as anything, as Connacht made the trip from wet and wild West...

Rugby – Stewart’s Melville v Preston Lodge, Tennent’s NL2

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In a repeat match-up of the previous weekend's Cup game, Preston Lodge once again visited Inverleith, this time, for the latest round of the Tennent's National League 2. Despite the blustery conditions, courtesy of...

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