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Brown backing Boks for World Cup

Former Scotland captain Kelly Brown is backing the Springboks to win the World Cup in England later this year.

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Cotter pushing Scots in Pyrenees

NEWS: Scotland's preparations for a testing World Cup pool have been kick-started at altitude and included a night under the stars with French military forces.

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McKibbin puts hand up for Scots

NEWS: Departing Waratahs scrumhalf Brendan McKibbin has indicated he would accept any opportunity to play Test rugby for Scotland.

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Cotter: Saffas are Scots at heart

INTERVIEW: South Africa have overtaken New Zealand as the biggest offshore supplier of 'Scottish' players.

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Saffas in Scotland WC squad

Uncapped South African forwards Josh Strauss, WP Nel and Alan Dell have been included in Scotland's World Cup training squad.
 
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Gloucester relaxed about the Final

Billy Twelvetrees says his charges are relaxed but ready to deliver an accurate, intense performance in Friday’s European Challenge Cup Final.

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Maitland's WC chances slipping away

Sean Maitland has played his last game for the Glasgow Warriors and is facing a race against time to be fit in time for the World Cup.

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Captain Kellock calls it quits

Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

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Northern Hemisphere fire WC shots

The frenzied finale to the Six Nations comes as a timely reminder to the Southern Hemisphere giants ahead of this year's World Cup.

O'Connell coy on retirement

REACTION: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is not yet ready to announcement his retirement date, despite being on the wrong side of 35.

Ireland sink Scotland and Wales

Ireland recorded a 40-10 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield to keep their Six Nations defence alive and end Wales' hopes.

Preview: Scotland v Ireland

Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip admits he is familiar with the threats Scotland will pose in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.

Rare start for Ireland's Fitzgerald

Ireland have made two changes for their final game of the Six Nations against Scotland including a long-awaited start for Luke Fitzgerald.

Cotter changes it up for Scots' finale

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland' coach Vern Cotter made two changes to his pack ahead of Saturday's Six Nations finale.

Beware the angry Scots

INTERVIEW: Scotland may be winless and propping up the Six Nations table, but they are an angry and dangerous bunch.

Scots look to rain on Ireland's parade

Dougie Fife believes Scotland will have a big say in the destination of this year's Six Nations - despite only picking up losses thus far

Schmidt: Ireland still in the race

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insists confidence will remain high in the camp this week, despite seeing their hopes of a Grand Slam disappear.

Scots limp into final round

NEWS: Scotland's coaching staff and players remain upbeat, despite having a growing injury list heading into their final Six Nations match of the season.