Scotland flanker John Barclay wary of jet-lag ahead of Japan series

John Barclay, the Scottish flanker has admitted that his side is wary of the challenge to re-set their body clocks in just five days after touch down in Tokyo ahead of their Test double header with the Brave Blossoms.
10 June 2016

Summer Tour Predictions

It’s that time of year again when the northern hemisphere’s finest travel south of the equator (or staying above it in the case of Scotland) to do battle with the best of the southern hemisphere and, more often than not, take quite the beating.
10 June 2016

Tommy Seymour expects Huw Jones to perform in Japan

Scotland wing Tommy Seymour is expecting Stormers centre Huw Jones to come good in the upcoming tour of Japan despite the 22-year-old maintaining a low profile in the squad.
9 June 2016

World Rugby U20s Championship Match Day 1: Manchester City Academy Stadium

On the opening day of the World Rugby U20 Championship there were thrills, spills and high drama writes Chris Heal as he looks back at the action from first round of games at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.
8 June 2016

World Cup axing benefited Damien Hoyland

Scotland wing Damien Hoyland admitted that his exclusion from the 2015 World Cup has motivated him to become an even better player.
8 June 2016

Sean Lamont targets improved rankings for Scotland ahead of Japan tour

Scotland wing Sean Lamont has urged his team to take the upcoming Test series against Japan seriously in order to avoid a tougher group in the 2019 World Cup.
6 June 2016

World Rugby U20s: Pool C preview

We wrap up our recent previews of the World Rugby U20 Championship by examining Pool C, after looking at both Pools A and B over the last few days.
6 June 2016

Finn Russell to miss Scotland's tour of Japan

Scotland stand-off Finn Russell will miss Scotland's summer tour to Japan as he continues his stay in hospital recovering from a head injury.
24 May 2016

Sean Lamont replaces injured Tim Visser in Scotland's tour of Japan

Scotland have included seasoned centre Sean Lamont as a replacement for their injured winger Tim Visser for the tour of Japan which is scheduled to begin in June.
19 May 2016

Scotland include Matt Scott as replacement for injured Alex Dunbar in Japan tour

Scotland have added centre Matt Scott to the squad for the upcoming Japan tour as a replacement for Alex Dunbar, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season owing to a knee injury.
16 May 2016

Scotland announce 27-man squad for Japan tour

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter on Monday unveiled a "tight" 27-man squad for Japan tour scheduled this summer.
9 May 2016

Super Rugby Round 4

A concise roundup of this week's Super Rugby action.
26 March 2016

Will Japan help bridge the hemisphere divide?

In the build-up to the 2016 Super Rugby season, one story, above all others, painted a troubling picture for the future of southern hemisphere rugby.
11 March 2016

Rugby Rumours: Marcell Coetzee, Ayumu Goromaru, Liam Gill and David Pocock

Marcell Coetzee, Ayumu Goromaru, Liam Gill and David Pocock
10 February 2016

Wales to play Japan in Cardiff in November

Wales will welcome Japan to Cardiff in November for the first time since the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
25 January 2016

Stuart Lancaster will not succeed Eddie Jones as new Japan coach

Stuart Lancaster will not be replacing Eddie Jones as the Japanese national team's head coach, Press Association Sport understands.
1 January 2016

Japan's World Cup star Amanaki Mafi to join Bath in January

Japan number eight Amanaki Mafi will join Bath on a short-term contract until the end of the season, the club have announced.
29 December 2015

New Super Rugby format looks to a divided future

Super Rugby is currently preparing itself for an exciting new era that will see it expand to an 18-team format in 2016, with two teams hailing from the previously unrepresented nations of Argentina and Japan.
23 December 2015

Rugby Rumours: Hookers on the move and Jamie Joseph to Japan

The latest whisperings, murmurs and rumours from the world of rugby union, picking up bits and bobs from the written press, online and social media.
17 December 2015

Scotland to tour Japan in 2016

Vern Cotter will lead his Scotland side to Japan for a two-Test series with the Brave Blossoms next summer, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
7 December 2015