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Scotland skipper John Barclay a doubt for autumn Tests

Scotland captain John Barclay could be a doubt for next season’s autumn Tests after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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Dr James Robson

SRU doctor warns of dangers in supplement use

Scottish rugby’s medical chief Dr James Robson says there is no place for supplement use in the junior game and, even at senior levels, should only ever be administered in a highly controlled and regulated environment.

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Watsonians retain Kings of the Sevens crown

Watsonians retained the Kings of the Sevens title by reaching the final at the Jed-Forest Sevens on Saturday.

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England rugby head coach Eddie Jones was subjected to verbal abuse at a Manchester station. File picture: Getty Images

Scots fans fined for verbally abusing England rugby boss Eddie Jones

Three Scottish rugby fans have been fined after they hurled foul-mouthed abuse at England head rugby coach Eddie Jones following the Calcutta Cup triumph in February

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Warriors coach Rennie dismisses Cockerill’s player plea

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has made it clear that he is not best pleased with Edinburgh counterpart Richard Cockerill publicly coveting the services of one of his scrum-halves for next season.

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Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend explains why he’s shuffled his Scotland pack

Head coach Gregor Townsend shuffled his pack of playing cards and came up with six uncapped players for the summer tour to Canada, USA and Argentina.

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Stuart McInally will skipper the side in the absence of John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw. Picture: SNS Group

Revealed: The 11 Edinburgh players in the Scotland Summer Tour squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has included 11 Edinburgh Rugby players in his 33-man squad for the Summer Tour of Argentina, Canada and the USA.

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Edinburgh's Mark Bennett gets to grips with Simon Zebo. Pic: Billy Strickland/REX

Munster 20, Edinburgh 16: Cockerill’s men will rue missed opportunity

Edinburgh would have ripped your arm off for a place in the play-offs when the season kicked off last September, but having got there they will feel they could and should have done better than simply giving Munster a fright.

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Edinburgh Rugby's Mark Bennett

Big day in store for Edinburgh star Mark Bennett at Thomond Park

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill senses that today’s Guinness Pro14 quarter-final crunch against Munster at Thomond Park could be the occasion that Scotland centre Mark Bennett announces himself as a big occasion player for his new club.

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Scottish Rugby chief: Here’s why footy must come to Murrayfield

Scottish Rugby has been delighted to open the doors of BT Murrayfield to football fans.

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Currie Chieftains president Phil Thomas

Currie president left baffled by Super 6 selection process

The president of Currie Chieftans has described the decision by the SRU to have three Edinburgh clubs in the Super 6 as “unfathomable”.

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Magnus Bradbury gives a team-mate a lift in training

Edinburgh’s Magnus Bradbury has rebuilt career after drunken fall

One of the joys of being 22 is an irrepressible ability to bounce back and Edinburgh back-rower Magnus Bradbury is on tip-top form again seven months after things came, quite literally, crashing down.

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SRU chief executive Mark Dodson was joined by, back row left to right Chris Laidlaw of Boroughmuir), Nick Sutherland (Heriot's), Ross Graham (Watsonians), Craig Jackson (Melrose), front row Ross Bundy (Stirling County) and Steven Longwell (Ayr)

SRU ignored own guidelines when choosing Super 6 teams

The Scottish Rugby Union ignored its own compliance guidelines when it awarded three of its Super 6 franchises to clubs in Edinburgh.

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Jaco van der Walt is 'prepared to wait the five years he has to complete on residency grounds

1872 Cup win gave Edinburgh’s Van der Walt more desire to wear dark blue

After revelling in the atmosphere of the 1872 Cup triumph over Glasgow at the weekend, Edinburgh stand-off Jaco van der Walt has expressed his desire to experience a full house at BT Murrayfield in the dark blue of Scotland one day.

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Watsonians and Boroughmuir have both been accepted into the Super Six. Picture: Neil Hanna

Capital gains but Super 6 decisions branded ‘irrational’

The decision by the SRU not to include a Glasgow franchise in their new Super 6 club competition has been criticised as being “irrational”.

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Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill keen on signing a Glasgow No. 9 for Edinburgh

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has expressed a desire to have one of Glasgow Warriors’ scrum-halves transferred to the Capital.

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SRU Chief Executive Mark Dodson. Picture: SNS Group

SRU announces Super 6 franchises

THE SRU has announced the six franchises who will compete in its new Super 6 competition when it starts in 2019/20.

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Richard Cockerill has won admiration for his no-nonsense approach

Comment: Richard Cockerill is a contender for coach of the year

Sport’s end-of-term awards season throws up an annual conundrum when it comes to handing out the gongs for coach or manager of the year.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne set to join Scarlets

Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is poised to leave the club and join reigning Guinness Pro14 champions Scarlets, according to reports.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is on the cusp of a move to Scarlets. Picture: SNS Group

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne set to depart Edinburgh for Scarlets

Edinburgh Rugby scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is set to join Scarlets after rejecting a contract extension with Richard Cockerill’s side, according to reports.

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