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Scarlets 26, Edinburgh 10: A tame surrender in Wales

Edinburgh’s losing streak was stretched to six matches as the Scarlets gained revenge for defeat at Murrayfield earlier in the season.

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Bruce Douglas won 43 caps for Scotland

Heriot’s appoint ex-Scotland prop Bruce Douglas as forwards coach

Heriot’s have appointed former Scotland prop Bruce Douglas as forwards coach as they build towards next season.

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Accies can still clinch league title in the final two games

Edinburgh Accies coach Derek O’Riordan will take his men to face Falkirk on BT National Division One business tomorrow, knowing that a single point will be enough to guarantee the Raeburn Place team’s interest in the closing stages of the campaign.

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Simon Berghan has been told to take his international form to South Wales

Edinburgh recall nine Scotland stars to face Scarlets

Duncan Hodge is hoping that returning a tranche of Scotland internationalists to his team can be the catalyst to breaking a five-match losing streak when they face Scarlets in Llanelli tonight.

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Ross Ford returns from Scotland duties to captain Edinburgh against Scarlets. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nine Scotland internationalists return to bolster Edinburgh

Edinburgh have been boosted by the return of nine Scotland internationalists for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Scarlets in Wales.

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WP Nel has been capped 15 times by Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scotland prop WP Nel signs new deal with Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby have announced the signing of Scotland international tighthead prop Willem ‘WP’ Nel on a three-year contract extension.

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Uini Atonio caused Allan Dell all sorts of problems in the scrum when Scotland faced France last month in the Six Nations. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh’s Allan Dell savouring rematch with 24-stone French beast

If Allan Dell is feeling any trepidation about the prospect of a swift rematch against the 24-and-a-half stone French prop Uini Atonio then it doesn’t show.

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Tim Visser was in high spirits after Scotland ended their Six Nations campaign with a strong 29-0 win over Italy at BT Murrayfield. Pic: SNS

New Scots coach will build on Cotter’s foundations – Visser

Gregor Townsend is the perfect man to build on the foundations laid by out-going Scotland head coach Vern Cotter, according to Dark Blues wing Tim Visser.

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Vern Cotter was emotional after the game. Picture: SNS

Emotional Vern Cotter hails ‘fantastic’ Scotland as he steps down with a win

An emotional Vern Cotter fought back tears as his final match in charge of Scotland ended in a 29-0 win over Italy at Murrayfield.

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 Scotland head coach Vern Cotter (left) with Greig Laidlaw

Vern Cotter sure to be a big loss to Scotland

The departure of Vern Cotter will be “a loss for Scottish rugby” according to one of the players who will be looking to ensure the coach’s time in charge ends on a high note against Italy at BT Murrayfield this afternoon.

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Vern Cotter leads training at the Oriam for what will be his swansong

Scotland patched up but ready for Vern Cotter’s goodbye

Head coach Vern Cotter paid tribute to his medical staff for helping ensure a raft of Twickenham casualties were fit enough to be named in his last ever Scotland team.

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Cornell Du Preez looks ahead to their final Six Nations match against Italy

Cornell Du Preez in the frame to make his first Scotland start

JK Rowling’s support for the Scotland rugby team is well known and, as Cornell du Preez reflected this week on winning his first cap, a quote by her famous character Albus Dumbledore sprang to mind – “happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times”.

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Hooker Fraser Brown will be free to face Italy in Scotland's final Six Nations match of 2017. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Fraser Brown free to face Italy after disciplinary hearing

Hooker Fraser Brown will be available to face Italy in Scotland’s final match of the 2017 Six Nations Championship after a citing complaint was dismissed.

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Scotland assistant coach John Humphreys at Oriam

Scotland glad of quick turnaround after Twickenham

Scotland may still be licking wounds both physical and psychological in the wake of Saturday’s Twickenham trauma but there is a sense of relief that they have an immediate opportunity to respond on the field.

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Nicola Sturgeon made the comment in the aftermath of the Six Nations match. Picture: John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon pokes fun at rugby with ‘indyref’ tweet

Nicola Sturgeon was able to see the funny side of Scotland’s Six Nations defeat at the hands of England at the weekend.

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Jamie Forbes of Currie on the attack. Picture: Greg Macvean

Melrose hold no fears for fired up Currie

Currie coach Ben Cairns is relishing a trip to face Melrose in the BT Premiership play-off semi final after his men turned on the style to cruise to a 67-19 win over Boroughmuir at Meggetland on Saturday.

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Scotland's Fraser Brown (left), Alex Dunbar (centre) and Huw Jones (right) appear dejected after the final whistle during defeat by England. Pic: PA

Scotland bid to secure Vern Cotter’s legacy in his final game

Henry Pyrgos has called on Scotland to use this weekend’s clash with Italy to repair the damage done to Vern Cotter’s legacy.

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Greig Laidlaw appeared on ITV as an analyst for the England v Scotland game. Picture: ITV

ITV slammed for ‘disrespectful’ Greig Laidlaw caption

ANGRY Scottish rugby fans turn against ITV for their captioning of Greig Laidlaw.

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England 61 - 21 Scotland: Scots thumped as England retain Six Nations

After the build up, the let down. Scotland extended their dismal record in West London with their worst display under departing coach Vern Cotter in his three-year tenure… by a margin. After what had gone before it was desperately disappointing for anyone in blue.

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates at full time during the 6 Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Stuart Hogg: Scots won’t lie down to have our bellies tickled

Stuart Hogg has spent the past month being scared witless by Scotland skipper John Barclay – but he insists it will be no shock if his side stun England at Twickenham.

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