Scotland can qualify for RWC Quarter finals

Hope you are enjoying my Rugby World Cup posts – sorry for the delay in posting some of the blogs as I have been travelling all over England. What a rugby world cup we are witnessing and as we boil down to Scotland’s final game against Samoa here is my reaction to last Saturday’s defeat

Rugby World Cup – Scotland take on South Africa

Vern Cotter’s selection that sees ten changes to the squad for Saturday’s top of the table clash with the Springboks indicates one thing; he has his eye firmly fixed on selecting his number one team the following the week against Samoa. The consensus from the outset of this Rugby World Cup campaign was the Samoan

Scotland beat Japan

What a weekend of shocks and surprises in the opening games of the Rugby World Cup. I was in Gloucester to witness Georgia beating favourites Tonga and the ecstasy on the Georgian players’ faces when the final whistle blew was a joy to behold. If you thought that a surprise, Japan’s cataclysmic win over South

Scotland World Cup squad reflections

The biggest surprise of Vern Cotter’s squad announcement was that he had opted for just one open side flanker in his selection. Does this mean that New Zealand born flanker John Hardie plays in this position for every game? If not, then I believe we leave a gaping hole in our armoury as a specialist

From Melrose to Hong Kong

When I was a young boy my parents used to take me to the ‘Sevens’ that were held in the beautiful Borders region of Scotland. The tournaments are always held in Spring and traditionally open with he Gala 7s. Next up; the second Saturday in April, we would head to the Greenyards at Melrose where the game of