Townsend Focusing On Strength In Depth In The Scotland Team

Gregor Townsend had a kind of reputation that he changed his starting Glasgow XV more frequently in comparison to his underpants, however, the new national coach has a different version of that, according to Townsend, and he couldn’t afford the tactic of the same kind in Scotland.

In a squad announcement Townsend he gave the fact that in the next eight games, that team is going to play, it will play with the World’s top teams and we have to put the best team that we have out there,”.

“During the tournament, the team is going to play with six teams out of the eight top teams all over the world. The team is going to play seven games in the tournament. The seventh team is the South Africa, which is not among the top eight. Therefore, in the fixture, we want to put out our best team.”



The Scotland rugby team is set to challenge their friends in Fiji in a friendly foe, from their point of view as the players are still on a high after their victory in Australia in the weekend, the priority of inside knowledge may trigger a little their way.

Five years ago when Scotland visited Fiji, Matawalu came to the attention of the Scotland set-up.


French Aim for Scottish Vote

Bernard Laporte is fronting the bid of France to host the Rugby World Cup of 2023. With Italy having pulled out of the running, now France finds themselves contending against South Africa and Ireland for the honor.

When asked about the rivals of France, Laporte knew he had a tough battle on his hands to bring the Rugby World Cup to France. “It is like a rugby game" he said. "You should see your strength and what could be best done by you rather looking at the opposition. Both Ireland and South Africa will make strong bids; we have to ensure that our bid remains stronger than both of them.”


The opening day of the Wellington Sevens saw England finish up with three impressive victories.

So they would be facing Scotland in a quarter final match.

Papua New Guinea were thrashed 40-0 by the Simon Amor led side. Argentina got beaten 26-7, while Kenya managed to finish with a 31-12 loss. Thus, the England team finished on top of Pool A. They now are on course for a final showdown with South Africa.


It is the belief of Stuart Hogg that the time has finally come for Scotland to shine in the RBS 6 Nations as he hopes that his team would keep their concentration high and continue working hard as well.

The full back for the Dark Blues is in high spirits and full of hope for the campaigns next year, following a round off of the year on a high note with an encouraging autumn series.

Townsend To Coach Scotland From June 2017

The fans of the Scottish international rugby team will see the field coach of the Glasgow Warriors, Gregor Townsend, to be at the helm of affairs of the coaching job of the Scotland team since June 2017.

He will be replacing the current Scotland team’s head coach Vern Cotter just after the end of the 2016-17 season.


Scotland Rugby Teams Clear Off Differences

It might seem ironical but often teams with a common base have more in conflict than teams of different regions, for instance the conflicts that arose between Scottish Rugby and London Scottish.

Both the teams had some differences but now they have resolved the matter. It has been decided that Sean Lineen will second London Scottish as decided before. The partnership between the two teams has been resurrected and will continue for the next season. The governing body however, has committed to a small financial commitment to the partnership.


Jones called up for tour of Japan

South African based Huw Jones is set to make an unexpected debut for Scotland, after being called up to be part of the squad on their tour of Japan this summer.

Having been overlooked for one of the few Centre roles in the squad when it was announced back in May, he got the nod after Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell pulled out because of an injury.


Cotter Prepared For A Summer Tour Of Japan

Vern Cotter, the current coach of Scotland rugby union national team is preparing his team for the upcoming summer tour which will be held in Japan. Scotland rugby national team will play its first match with Japan at the Toyota stadium in June.

The coach, who was a former player and coach for New Zealand rugby union is now determined to stay focused with his existing number of players in his team and has also kept the option open for others to join the team later.