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Scottish Rugby stars back Sleep in the Park

Leading figures at Scottish Rugby will come together on Saturday 9 December for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park, the world’s biggest ever sleep out.

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Hansen credits Cotter for transforming Scotland

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as praised fellow Kiwi Vern Cotter with transforming Scotland.

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Continuity is key as Townsend keeps faith against All Blacks

Gregor Townsend has largely placed his faith in a group of players who blew hot and cold against Samoa last weekend to put things right and have a shot at history by becoming the first Scotland team to win a Test match against New Zealand tomorrow evening.

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Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir revealed he was battling MND in June.

Rugby legend Doddie Weir receives major sporting achievement award

SCOTTISH rugby legend Doddie Weir has been given a special “services to sport” honour in his home city today - months after revealing he is battling motor neurone disease.

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Three-year-old Daniel Cornett, with his parents, is presented with the Cash for Kids Award. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brave toddler raises spirits as Radio Forth honours local heroes

IT was an afternoon of high spirits and high emotion as the Usher Hall hosted the annual Radio Forth Awards ceremony.

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Accies have been told to try and maintain their attack-minded style

Edinburgh Accies going all out for cup victory against Heriot’s

Edinburgh Accies coach Derek O’Riordan is promising a no-holds barred approach from his side when they welcome Heriot’s on BT Cup duty tomorrow (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Two changes in Scotland starting line-up to face New Zealand

Gregor Townsend has made two enforced changes to the Scotland starting XV to face New Zealand at BT Murrayfield this weekend.

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Jaco van der Walt in action for Lions. Picture: Getty Images

Edinburgh Rugby sign South African playmaker Jaco van der Walt

Edinburgh Rugby have completed the signing of South African playmaker Jaco van der Walt ahead of the squad’s departure to Bloemfontein on Guinness PRO14 duty.

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 Scotland's Ben Toolis

Ben Toolis aims to channel inner noisy neighbour against All Blacks

With more than four years spent living in the country and a mother, Linda, from Carluke, Brisbane-born Ben Toolis feels very much Scottish these days.

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Scotland captain John Barclay to join Edinburgh Rugby - reports

Scotland captain John Barclay has agreed to join Edinburgh Rugby ahead of next season, according to the BBC.

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John Barclay recalls first cap in infamous All Blacks clash

Making your Scotland debut against the famous New Zealand All Blacks. In a World Cup. At Murrayfield. Sounds like the stuff of dreams.

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Stuart Hogg scores for Scotland against Samoa. Picture: Neil Hanna

Colin Montgomery: Fingers crossed for leaky Scotland against New Zealand

Scotland versus Samoa was the first of this year’s autumn rugby internationals for our boys in dark blue.

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Darryl Marfo in training at Oriam

Darryl Marfo outlines sacrifices that resulted in his first Test cap

Darryl Marfo’s extraordinary rise in the space of a couple of months from fourth choice at Edinburgh to making his Scotland debut in front of packed BT Murrayfield could be viewed as a kind of fairytale – but not to the man himself.

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Huw Jones breaks clear to score his sides second try of the game

Scotland coach aware All Blacks will have highlighted flaws

It was a long way from being perfect but it was an undeniably entertaining first home international in charge of Scotland for coach Gregor Townsend as the sell-out crowd witnessed a 
dizzying try feast.

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Former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir with his vintage tractor on his Borders farm. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Doddie Weir interview: ‘I have MND, but I’m a lucky man’

Aidan Smith speaks to ebullient Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir and discovers he is only looking to one thing - the future.

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Scotland coach tips Darryl Marfo to thrive on his Test debut

Scotland forwards coach Dan McFarland has full confidence that debutant Darryl Marfo will rise to the occasion when he scrums down against Samoa at BT Murrayfield this afternoon.

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 Edinburgh Rugby's Darryl Marfo

Surprise cap Darryl Marfo wasn’t on Scotland radar, says Gregor Townsend

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend admits that Edinburgh loosehead prop Darryl Marfo was not on his radar at the start of the season, but has earned the unlikely Test debut he will experience at BT Murrayfield tomorrow for the opening autumn Test against Samoa.

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Scotland are scheduled to take on Samoa this Saturday at BT Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Extra train carriages with rush expected for Murrayfield rugby Tests

both pedestrians and motorists are set to face diversions at the weekend as tens of thousands of rugby fans descend on the Capital for the first autumn test.

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Stuart McInally has suffered bad luck in the past

Stuart McInally won’t count on Scots cap until whistle blows

Stuart McInally will finally reach double figures in Scotland caps against Samoa on Saturday although, given the bad luck which has afflicted him in the past, the 27-year-old will be taking nothing for granted until he crosses that white line at BT Murrayfield and the referee signals the start of the Test.

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John Barclay

John Barclay: Concussion regulations remain flawed in rugby

Scotland captain John Barclay believes the new beefed-up regulations regarding concussion in rugby remain flawed after admitting he had been judged fit to play while knowing himself that he wasn’t.

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