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Six Nations report card: How the Scotland players rated

Marks out of 10 for every player who made an appearance for Scotland in the 2018 NatWest Six Nations tournament...

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Greig Laidlaw

Greig Laidlaw: I just shut out all the noise to kick winner

Scotland finished the Six Nations in third place with three wins to their name although that didn’t look likely for much of Saturday’s game in Rome.

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Boroughmuir head coach Peter Wright

Peter Wright hails Boroughmuir players as they ensure safety

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright has heaped praise on his men for the character they showed in securing a 27-0 win away at Glasgow Hawks that means the Meggetland club will remain in the BT Premiership next season.

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Gregor Townsend

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend knows he has work ahead

Gregor Townsend can be justifiably proud of his first Six Nations season, finishing above England and France even if two of Scotland’s three victories owed little to his running rugby philosophy.

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In pictures: Every Scotland try of the 2018 Six Nations

Scotland’s final match of this year’s Six Nations tournament came to an end today, with Gregor Townsend’s side snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in a hard fought 29-27 win against Italy in Rome.

Ireland celebrate the Grand Slam. Picture: Getty Images/Glyn Kirk

England 15 - 24 Ireland: Dominant Irish win leads to Grand Slam triumph

Ireland ignited the St Patrick’s Day celebrations by completing the third Grand Slam in their history as England collapsed to a 24-15 defeat that nudges them towards NatWest 6 Nations despair.

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Greig Laidlaw celebrates Scotland's victory. Picture: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Italy 27 - 29 Scotland: Laidlaw’s late penalty wins thriller for Scotland

Greig Laidlaw’s last-gasp penalty ensured Scotland avoided a final-day slip-up as they edged out Italy 29-27 in Rome.

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The Scotland squad take some time out during training for Saturday's clash in Rome. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Scotland can confirm progress by dispensing with Italy

You’ll have heard the joke about the two sailors who found themselves marooned on a desert island until one of them stumbles across a lamp and the genie therein offers them one wish each.

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Edinburgh's Duhan van der Merwe scores the game's opening try following a breakaway by Dougie Fife

Smells like team spirit as Edinburgh grind out victory

Edinburgh Rugby maintained their recent run of success when they ground out a gutsy 12-6 victory against Munster in a keenly-contested Guinness PRO14 encounter at BT Murrayfield last night.

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Duhan van der Merwe scores the game's first try at BT Murrayfield. Picture: SNS Group

Edinburgh 12-6 Munster: Duhan van der Merwe seals win for Edinburgh

Duhan van der Merwe crossed twice as Edinburgh saw off Munster 12-6 on their return to BT Murrayfield.

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Richard Cockerill has his eyes set on a successful run-in

Richard Cockerill relishing tough run-in for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill believes that if his side can win tonight against Munster and end the Six Nations period with four wins from four then it will set them up nicely for a busy run-in.

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Finn Russell

Finn Russell has no worries as Nick Grigg is stepped up

Andy Robinson was talking about a young Jonny Wilkinson, pointing out that England’s wunderkind was only fully effective during the 2003 World Cup because he was getting sound advice in both ears, Matt Dawson inside him and Will Greenwood outside.

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Boroughmuir head coach Peter Wright

Boroughmuir face moment of truth at Glasgow Hawks

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright will be urging his men to focus on their own performance when they travel to face Glasgow Hawks in their final match of the regular BT Premiership programme.

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The disputed strip of land at Edinburgh Accies' rugby ground  (Picture Ian Rutherford)

John McLellan: £1m rugby ‘ransom strip’ sold for £12k by cricketers

The sale of the so-called 2ft-wide ransom strip at Edinburgh Accies’ Raeburn Place rugby ground by the Grange Cricket Club to its former chairman, property developer Douglas Lowe, for a reported £12,000 means this sorry saga may yet have a final twist.

WP Nel has recovered from a broken arm to line up for Scotland against Italy

Scotland tighthead WP Nel feared for his career

A broken arm is not exactly fun but as Scotland tighthead WP Nel showed off his scar on the back of his left forearm at the squad’s Oriam training base he broke into a broad grin.

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Gregor Townsend has made five changes for Saturday's clash with Italy

It’s horses for courses as Scotland boss explains changes

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend may have changed a third of his team for the final NatWest Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Saturday but was keen to emphasise it wasn’t an axe-wielding exercise.

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Six Nations: Five changes to Scotland starting line-up to face Italy

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made five changes to his starting line-up for the final Six Nations match against Italy on Saturday.

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John Hardie

John Hardie to leave Edinburgh Rugby at end of season

Scotland internationalist John Hardie will be leaving Edinburgh Rugby this summer, head coach Richard Cockerill has confirmed.

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Fraser Brown won his 30th Scotland cap in Dublin

Fraser Brown clears his head for Tests to come

Hooker Fraser Brown was as dejected as any Scotland player in the aftermath of Saturday’s 28-8 loss to Ireland in Dublin but could cling to the consolation that he had finally enjoyed a taste of action after a frustrating and worrying 11-week lay-off.

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Conditions at Myreside were tough for both sets of players. Pic: TSPL

Ayr raid leaves Watsonians with play-off food for thought

Watsonians head coach Steve Lawrie has tasked his squad with finding another level ahead of their two knock-out matches with Melrose later this month after Saturday’s BT Premiership loss to Ayr.

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