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Scotland’s Six Nations Murrayfield tickets touted for £2,200

RUGBY fans will be left out of pocket as touts cash in on inflated prices for Six Nations tickets.

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Scotland star Stuart Hogg. Picture: PA

John McLellan: Kick-off time behind rugby tourism slump?

The Six Nations is only a fortnight away and this week the Edinburgh Hotels Association claimed austerity has forced more visiting rugby fans to spend only one night here.

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Edinburgh Rugby flnaker Hamish Watson

Hamish Watson relishing renewed rivalry with John Hardie

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has welcomed the return from suspension of his great club and country openside rival John Hardie, believing the renewal of their competition for the No.7 jersey will benefit his game.

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Scotland Grand Slam legend turns out for Stew-Mel aged 51

Scotland Grand Slam legend turns out for Stew-Mel aged 51

While most of the talk this week has been about whether Greig Laidlaw will be fit for the upcoming Six Nations, another famous Scotland scrum-half who won the Grand Slam in 1990 has made a return to playing.

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend can’t wait for most critical test of Scots tenure

The first year of Gregor Townsend’s tenure as Scotland boss has entered its third, most challenging phase and he admitted yesterday that he can’t wait for the “tribal” extravaganza that is the Six Nations to get under way.

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Stuart Hogg has been sidelined since November by injury. Pic: TSPL

Scotland boss remains relaxed about Stuart Hogg situation

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend insists he is relaxed about the prospect of his star player, full-back Stuart Hogg, going into the opener against Wales with no matches under his belt since November.

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Six Nations: Uncapped quartet named in Scotland squad

Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland squad for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship, with four uncapped players included.

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John Hardie

No Edinburgh guarantees for John Hardie as he returns from ban

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill says John Hardie will have to earn his spot back in the playing squad and is unlikely to be involved in this Saturday’s trip to face Stade Francais in Paris.

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Who is likely to make Scotland’s Six Nations squad?

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend will name his Six Nations training squad at BT Murrayfield tomorrow morning with the main talking points likely to be who he has put his faith in to cover the injury problems in certain positions.

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Ali Harris spins a pass out for Watsonians. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Rugby wrap: Watsonians keen to play down fine run of form

Watsonians skipper Craig Borthwick has quelled excitement over the scintillating form of the Myreside men, insisting that two crushing victories to start the year are irrelevant if he and his colleagues fail to kick on over the coming weeks.

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Welsh fans Les Griffiths and Peter Price with Biddy Mulligans Bar staff member Antonia Chaytor in the Grassmarket ahead of the Scotland-Wales Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cost cuts short rugby fan visits to Edinburgh for Six Nations

Rugby fans are cutting short their Six Nations visits to Edinburgh because they cannot afford the traditional long weekend in the city, tourism experts have admitted.

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Junior Rasolea is congratulated by  Damien Hoyland after he scored the vital try. Pic: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Edinburgh 34, Stade Francais 33: Euro thriller as Black and Reds secure home quarter-final

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill praised his players’ composure as they fought back from behind three times to snatch a thrilling 34-33 win over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield tonight and secure a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup.

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Edinburgh wanted to register Jordan Lay

Edinburgh are denied emergency prop cover for European clash

European rugby authorities have turned down a request from Edinburgh to add to their squad after being left with just four fit, registered props for the last two games of their Challenge Cup pool campaign.

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Heriot's head coach Phil Smith

Club preview: Hurting Heriot’s aim to bounce back against Sonians

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith wants his men to bounce back from last weekend’s painful loss when they welcome Watsonians for a mouth watering Capital derby tomorrow (kick-off, 2pm).

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Video: Edinburgh Rugby players surprise French visitor with tickets to Murrayfield Clash

A welcome gift was waiting for Nicolai Breun who had arrived from France to help his grandmother move house.

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Edinburgh and Scotland lock Ben Toolis

Ben Toolis aims to be key player in Scotland’s Six Nations

More than two years elapsed between Ben Toolis’s first and second Scotland appearances but this season he has emerged as a key player with hopes of adding to what is now a haul of seven caps.

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Scotland will take on France and England at Murrayfield, Picture: SNS

Key Edinburgh-Stade Francais tie switched to BT Murrayfield

Edinburgh’s crunch European Challenge Cup Pool 4 fixture against Stade Francais on Friday night has been moved to BT Murrayfield after it was deemed the Myreside pitch needs time to recover following a period of bad weather.

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Blair Kinghorn

Richard Cockerill: Blair Kinghorn can handle it at Test level

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has been convinced in the past few months that young full-back Blair Kinghorn is now ready to play for Scotland.

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Max McFarland of Currie and Grant McConnell of Boroughmuir clash at Malleny Park. Pic: Neil Hanna

Club rugby wrap: Currie skipper wants more despite another fine win

Currie Chieftains skipper Robbie Nelson wants his team to be more clinical, despite another impressive performance that confirmed the Malleny Park side is hitting form as the regular BT Premiership programme moves towards an engrossing close

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