Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Rugby May 31, 2020

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed moves to reduce the number of international windows in rugby union's calendar. Europe's Six Nations traditionally takes place in February and March, with the southern hemisphere then staging tests from July and the northern hemisphere in November. Some critics argued ...

Rugby Dec 27, 2019

Former Ospreys boss Steve Tandy named Scotland's new defense coach

Scotland has appointed former Ospreys boss Steve Tandy as its new defense coach after announcing earlier Friday that head coach Gregor Townsend's deputy Matt Taylor had been allowed to join Australia with immediate effect. Scottish Rugby also announced it had hired former France prop Pieter ...

Scots eye Russia springboard for big showdown with Japan

Rugby Oct 8, 2019

Scots eye Russia springboard for big showdown with Japan

Scotland is targeting a bonus-point victory, and nothing less, over Russia on Wednesday to set up a Pool A showdown with hosts Japan for a spot in the quarterfinals. Coach Gregor Townsend made wholesale changes to the team that beat Samoa 34-0 last week, bringing ...

Scotland not worried about possible typhoon

Rugby Oct 8, 2019

Scotland not worried about possible typhoon

World Rugby officials may be keeping an eye on Typhoon Hagibis as it develops south of Japan over the next few days but Scotland prop Gordon Reid appeared to not be bothered at all of being pelted by torrential rain at the weekend. Officials said ...

Scotland changes entire back row for showdown with Samoa

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

Scotland changes entire back row for showdown with Samoa

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has changed his entire back row for Monday's Rugby World Cup match against Samoa, as his injury-hit team seeks to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Ireland. Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie and Blade Thomson come in for John Barclay, Ryan ...