Scotland

Former Scotland skipper John Barclay announces retirement from professional rugby

Former Scotland skipper John Barclay has announced his retirement from professional rugby ending a stellar 16-year career.
16 August 2020

Ryan Grant: Scottish forwards certainly have what it takes to push for Lions spots

Former British and Irish Lion Ryan Grant believes a number of Scotland’s current pack have it in them to force their way into head coach Warren Gatland’s plans for South Africa 2021.
12 August 2020

Scotland Women's head coach Philip Doyle steps down

Scotland Women's head coach Philip Doyle has announced his decision to step down from the role as he was unable to join the team following the Covid-19 shielding rules.
11 August 2020

McMillan lays down the 'law' as she targets more caps for Scotland

Since midway through 2016, Louise McMillan has earned 22 full caps for Scotland, helped the national sevens team put in some great performances and lifted numerous trophies at club level with Hillhead/Jordanhill.
5 August 2020

Fixtures for postponed Six Nations matches confirmed

The fixtures for the postponed games of the 2020 Six Nations tournament has been unveiled with the matches set to take place at end of October.
5 August 2020

Robbins finds balance is key as he looks forward to the future

Ben Robbins has experienced the international set-up with Scotland and the National Leagues in England, but now he looking forward to the future both on and off the field.
4 August 2020

Postponed Six Nations games to be played in October

World Rugby has confirmed that the postponed games of this year's Men's and Women's Six Nations competitions will be conducted in October.
30 July 2020

Kurtz relishing new chapter as she aims to hit the heights with Sale

Players and supporters at all levels up and down the country are getting excited as rugby starts to slowly return after lockdown and one squad who will be eager to get going are Sale Sharks Women.
28 July 2020

Looseheadz x TRU Podcast: Hamish Watson discusses the 2021 Lions tour

Scotland international Hamish Watson says it is ‘nice’ to see his name mentioned in relation to next summer’s British and Irish Lions tour, but he believes any player with selection ambitions must focus on their performances for their club and country.
22 July 2020

Move south can help Jonny fulfil his ambition to roar like a Lion, says big brother Richie

Richie Gray hopes that the move to Exeter Chiefs will see his younger brother Jonny take his game to the next level and propel himself into Warren Gatland’s thoughts for next year’s British & Irish Lions tour.
10 July 2020

'Club mates can be so important in helping with mental health issues, let’s keep talking'

As we reach the end of week 16 of lockdown and the subsequent phases in the UK, there is light at the end of the tunnel as things begin to return to some sort of normality.
10 July 2020

Greig Laidlaw backs Scotland to win Six Nations in "next two or three years"

Former Scotland international Greig Laidlaw is confident that the Dark Blues can win the Six Nations in the "next two or three years".
9 July 2020

'Doddie is always the life and soul of the party' - Trio wish legend a happy 50th

Every rugby supporter, as well as many sports fans from across the world, will be raising a glass to mark Doddie Weir’s 50th birthday on Saturday.
3 July 2020

Studious Hunter-Hill focused on a bright future on and off the pitch

During the current pandemic, young talents up and down the country have been anxious about securing their immediate rugby futures and Callum Hunter-Hill was one of those before signing for Saracens.
30 June 2020

"What might have been": Moore looks back to the day Scotland scared the All Blacks

Today, June 23, marks 30 years since Scotland nearly toppled the mighty All Blacks in an amazing Test match in Auckland and TRU spoke to Alex Moore who reflects on that day.
23 June 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - John Barclay, Edinburgh/Scotland

Latest to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is Edinburgh and Scotland back-rower John Barclay.
18 June 2020

Young Edinburgh-based rugby duo to take on 24-hour charity challenge

Their 24-hour fitness challenge does not take place until later this month, but already young Scottish rugby players Charlie Brett and Toby Gray have raised over 200 per cent of the charity fundraising target they have set themselves.
17 June 2020

Howat not feeling sheepish as she prepares to test herself in the top-flight

All rugby players have had to adapt to different ways of training to keep themselves ticking over for when the sport does eventually return - and for one of Shale Sharks’ newest recruits Nicola Howat, that has meant workouts on her family farm.
15 June 2020

‘Playing in a World Cup in New Zealand would be a very special moment’

When Molly Wright arrived in Scotland from New Zealand - via a stint in London to work within the NHS in early 2017- playing rugby again, let along winning an international cap, was the furthest thing from her mind.
4 June 2020

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend supports idea of unifying global calendar

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has backed World Rugby's idea of aligning the global calendar.
31 May 2020