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Strauss' RWC dream on track

Former Lions captain Josh Strauss is on track to play for Scotland in the World Cup after signing a two-year contract extension with Glasgow Warriors.
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Laidlaw lays low on hype

Greig Laidlaw pledged that his side would not be getting "carried away" ahead of the Six Nations and Rugby World Cup next year.
 
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Five-try Scotland see off Tonga

Scotland settled a two-year-old score with a convincing 37-12 victory against Tonga on the plastic pitch at Kilmarnock Rugby Park.

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Preview: Scotland v Tonga

Of all of Scotland's defeats in recent years, Tonga remains the low point.

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Scotland forced into four changes

Head coach Vern Cotter has made four injury-enforced changes to Scotland starting XV that will play Tonga in Saturday's historic Test match in Kilmarnock.

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Vito and Bird fly home

New Zealand will be without forward Victor Vito for the final match of their Northern Hemisphere tour after he returned home through injury.

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Scotland lose a centre

Mark Bennett has been ruled out of Scotland's final year-end international against Tonga next weekend.
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Scotland learn from the best

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter insists his men will learn valuable lessons from their brave defeat to New Zealand.
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Carter critical of his own performance

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter was unimpressed by his scratchy return in the No.10 shirt against Scotland.

Hansen: It was a perfect game

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had no regrets about risking defeat against Scotland by fielding an experimental young side at Murrayfield.

Player ratings: A win is a win

OPINION: New Zealand won, not convincingly, but it is still a win. Maybe the final scoreline, 24-16, at Murrayfield flattered them.

Player ratings: Heartbreak again

OPINION: Scotland once again came close, but ultimately still came up short. They lost 16-24 to New Zealand at Murrayfield on Saturday.

All Blacks down brave Scots

REPORT: New Zealand scored a late try to secure a 24-16 win over a brave Scotland team in their one-off international in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Murrayfield no joke for All Blacks

Richie McCaw maintained the All Blacks were taking Scotland seriously despite their unusual team selection for their clash at Murrayfield.

Carter puts self-doubt behind him

All Black flyhalf Dan Carter said he had conquered his own doubts to regain his place in the New Zealand starting line-up.

Preview: Scotland v New Zealand

A settled and confident Scotland side will be aiming for their first-ever win against the All Blacks when they meet at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Scotland show faith in winning team

Head coach Vern Cotter has shown faith in his winning Scotland formula for this Saturday’s visit of world champions New Zealand to Murrayfield Stadium.

McCaw's move a double bluff?

All Black captain Richie McCaw will start at blindside flank against Scotland on Saturday, a temporary move according to coach Steve Hansen - or is it?