Springboks out to regain top billing against Scotland

‚Äč Twice world champions South Africa seek to reassert their standing as a pre-eminent power when they take on Scotland in their Rugby World Cup crunch game on Saturday.

Scotland 'simmering nicely': Hastings

"Don't underestimate what a winning feeling can do for a team": Scott Hastings.

Scotland go into the Rugby World Cup "simmering nicely" from their warm-up games after a torrid Six Nations tournament earlier this year, former centre Scott Hastings said.

Nakaitaci try gives France win over Scotland


Julien Pretot   Noa Nakaitaci's late try spared France a first home defeat against Scotland in 16 years.

Ireland edge out impressive Scots

Forward momentum halted: Ireland's Simon Zebo is tackled by Scotland's Peter Horne.

Padraic Halpin   Ireland were far from their best but came from behind three times in a thrilling second half to edge out impressive Scotland 28-22 in a World Cup warm-up.

Waratahs' Brendan McKibbin puts hand up for Scots

Brendan McKibbin scores a try over for the Waratahs on the weekend.

Adrian Warren   Departing NSW Waratahs halfback Brendan McKibbin has indicated he would accept any opportunity to play Test rugby for Scotland, the land of his birth.

Scotland defends South African picks

South African-born Josh Strauss.

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.

Ireland overpower Scotland to win Six Nations title

Ireland's captain Paul O'Connell  holds the trophy after winning the  Six Nations rugby union international tournament at Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Alasdair Reid   Ireland played like the World Cup contenders they are.

Error-riddled England beat Scots

Lost opportunities: Luther Burrell of England is tackled by Rob Harley (left) and Jonny Gray (right) of Scotland.

Steve James   England put themselves back in the mix for the Six Nations title after beating Scotland 25-13 at Twickenham.

Italy stun Scotland with last-gasp victory

Italy players celebrate after winning their Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.

Scotland rugby target Locke to switch codes and countries

Potential code hopper: Former Warriors fullback Kevin Locke.

Brad Walter   Scotland Rugby Union officials have confirmed their interest in signing Kiwis fullback Kevin Locke and Super League club Salford won't stand in the way of him switching codes and countries to play in the World Cup.

Wales hold off feisty Scotland to seal narrow Six Nations win

Wales captain Sam Warburton applauds the travelling fans following his team's 26-21 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Wales' Six Nations campaign back on track with a frenetic away-victory over Scotland.

Lopez's boot saves France against wasteful Scotland

Huge unit: France's Uini Atonio is tackled by Scotland's Blair Cowan (L) and Dougie Fife (R).

Julien Pretot   France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their opening game on Saturday.

Scotland can unite as band of brothers - captain

Scotland locking brothers Jonny and Richie Gray.

Scotland have the rare privilege in international sport of being able to select siblings in locks Jonny and Richie Gray, but their feeling of unity comes from having a tight-knit squad, captain Greig Laidlaw says.

Rules on national eligibility are a disgrace

From Super Rugby to Six Nations: former Chiefs and Blues playmaker Gareth Anscombe is set to represent Wales.

James Corrigan   Rugby's rules on national eligibility are a disgrace - but do not blame players or coaches for using them, writes James Corrigan.

Scotland crush Tonga in five-try rout

Finn Russell of Scotland is tackled by Latiume Fosita of Tonga.

Scotland ran in five tries and conceded none for an emphatic 37-12 win over Tonga at Kilmarnock on Saturday, the first test involving a major rugby nation to be played on an artificial pitch.

Scotland expose All Blacks: UK media

Narrow escape: Richie McCaw leaves the pitch after his team's victory over Scotland.

Sections of the British media have seized on New Zealand's failure to put away Scotland, claiming the All Blacks' depth is not as great as New Zealand rugby would have the world believe.

Scratchy All Blacks keep 109-year record intact

Victor Vito surges away for his solo try.

Daniel Gilhooly   The error-ridden All Blacks have hung on grimly to beat Scotland 24-16 at Murrayfield and preserve their 109-year unbeaten record.

Scotland bust home hoodoo over Pumas

Swan dive: Tommy Seymour scores for Scotland.

Simon Turnbull   Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray paved the way for Scotland's first home win against Argentina for 24 years, a convincing 41-31 victory.


Scotland squeeze past 14-man Canada

On the scoreboard: Stuart Hogg.

Captain Greig Laidlaw kicked a late penalty to give Scotland a far from convincing 19-17 victory over 14-man Canada in Toronto.



Scotland down USA to give Vern Cotter a winning start

On the scoreboard: Stuart Hogg.

Scotland made Vern Cotter's debut as coach a winning one, downing the United States 24-6 in a clash between teams that will face each other at next year's Rugby World Cup.