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Kilted Kiwi stands his ground

Scotland's controversial new recruit, Hugh Blake, has urged fans to let him prove his worth following the furore over his call-up into the Six Nations squad.

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Double blow for Scotland

Scotland duo David Denton and Sean Maitland will miss the start of the Six Nations next month because of injury.

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Beatie boosts Scots' wounded

Castres No.8 Johnnie Beattie has been added to the Scotland squad to re-enforce the group for the forthcoming Six Nations.
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Kilted Kiwis to rule the roost in 6N?

It is not only in France where the Southern Hemisphere's top players are leaving their mark. Other Six Nations countries are littered with imports.

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Scots name four debutants

Vern Cotter has named four new caps in his squad for the Six Nations, which will once again be led by Gloucester scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw.

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Weir blow for Scotland

NEWS: Scotland flyhalf Duncan Weir will miss the upcoming Six Nations Championship due to an arm injury.

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Scotland warm up for the WC

Scotland will face France, Ireland and Italy as part of the national team's preparations for the World Cup.

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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.
 

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.

Preview: Scotland v Tonga

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

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.

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.

Scotland lose a centre

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

Scotland learn from the best

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

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.