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# gregor-townsend - Monday 14 December, 2020

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
# Plans
# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,767 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday
# Changes
# Changes

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:59 PM 9,699 Views 13 Comments

Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his team for the visit to Dublin.

# gregor-townsend - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season
# Fast Track
# Fast Track

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

May 30th 2020, 9:26 PM 3,697 Views 2 Comments

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Finn can play a part in our future,' says Townsend
# Scotland's Saipan
# Scotland's Saipan

'Finn can play a part in our future,' says Townsend

Feb 12th 2020, 7:56 AM 12,964 Views 10 Comments

Gregor Townsend has his say in the latest chapter of the explosive fall-out with Finn Russell that has rocked Scottish rugby.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 10 February, 2020

'These standards don’t change for one player': Townsend hits back at Finn Russell
# Glower Of Scotland
# Glower Of Scotland

'These standards don’t change for one player': Townsend hits back at Finn Russell

Feb 10th 2020, 4:33 PM 10,819 Views 15 Comments

The Scotland head coach took the unusual move of issuing a statement to address his erstwhile out-half’s comments.

# gregor-townsend - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Russell says he won't return to Scotland set-up until 'big changes' are made
# The Finnished Article
# The Finnished Article

Russell says he won't return to Scotland set-up until 'big changes' are made

Feb 9th 2020, 1:42 PM 20,441 Views 23 Comments

The Racing 92 out-half given his side of the story as his absence from the squad continues.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 3 February, 2020

Russell left out of Scotland squad for Six Nations clash with England
# Exiled
# Exiled

Russell left out of Scotland squad for Six Nations clash with England

Feb 3rd 2020, 3:43 PM 11,839 Views 10 Comments

Head coach Gregor Townsend has once again decided not to pick the talented fly-half after his ‘breach of team protocol’.

# gregor-townsend - Friday 27 December, 2019

Townsend adds two big names to Scotland backroom ahead of Six Nations
# New Faces
# New Faces

Townsend adds two big names to Scotland backroom ahead of Six Nations

Dec 27th 2019, 9:57 AM 9,591 Views 1 Comment

Steve Tandy and Pieter de Villiers join Scottish coaching ticket as Matt Taylor returns to Australia.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'
# In Doubt
# In Doubt

'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'

Oct 10th 2019, 12:19 PM 10,645 Views 25 Comments

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend suggested his side’s clash with Japan could go ahead behind closed doors.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Taylor back in the centre as Scotland begin World Cup prep with France clash
# Pool A
# Pool A

Taylor back in the centre as Scotland begin World Cup prep with France clash

Aug 14th 2019, 12:46 PM 5,075 Views 4 Comments

Gregor Townsend has unleashed an exciting back-line to face Les Bleus.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
# Options
# Options

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

May 7th 2019, 11:24 AM 4,701 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 11 February, 2019

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?
# 10
# 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

Feb 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,058 Views 28 Comments

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Townsend admits dropping Kinghorn 'more difficult than what we planned'
# Ruthless
# Ruthless

Townsend admits dropping Kinghorn 'more difficult than what we planned'

Feb 7th 2019, 4:12 PM 8,363 Views 2 Comments

The Edinburgh winger is benched for Saturday’s game against Ireland despite scoring a hat-trick against Italy.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 5 November, 2018

Boost for Scotland as Hogg returns from ankle injury with 6 players added to squad for November Tests
# Hogging The Limelight
# Hogging The Limelight

Boost for Scotland as Hogg returns from ankle injury with 6 players added to squad for November Tests

Nov 5th 2018, 11:26 AM 3,016 Views 0 Comments

Scotland take on Fiji, South Africa and Argentina over the rest of the month.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Ex-England and New Zealand youth internationals included in Scotland squad
# November Tests
# November Tests

Ex-England and New Zealand youth internationals included in Scotland squad

Oct 17th 2018, 2:49 PM 5,126 Views 12 Comments

Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 40-strong list ahead of Tests with Fiji, South Africa and Argentina.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Townsend and backroom team extend deals to coach Scotland until 2021
# Rwc 2019
# Rwc 2019

Townsend and backroom team extend deals to coach Scotland until 2021

Jul 31st 2018, 1:40 PM 4,316 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup pool rivals will have their house in order.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'He's still working with us for the next nine months': Scotland ready to make Ulster wait for McFarland
# Complications
# Complications

'He's still working with us for the next nine months': Scotland ready to make Ulster wait for McFarland

May 8th 2018, 5:13 PM 6,409 Views 25 Comments

A solution is needed to stop a sense of transition seeping in to the first half of Ulster’s season.

# gregor-townsend - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland

Mar 10th 2018, 9:43 PM 17,915 Views 28 Comments

The Scotland head coach says his side need to make sure they’re better the next two times they face Ireland.

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots
# Tactics
# Tactics

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

Mar 10th 2018, 5:26 PM 10,431 Views 23 Comments

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

# gregor-townsend - Friday 9 March, 2018

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception
# Organised Chaos
# Organised Chaos

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:57 AM 8,348 Views 9 Comments

The Kiwi set about dismantling the relevance of ball-in-play time statistics after Warren Gatland’s assertion that Wales would have beaten Ireland if the ball were alive for longer.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

First start for winger as Scotland make one change for Six Nations clash with Ireland
# King Of The Wing
# King Of The Wing

First start for winger as Scotland make one change for Six Nations clash with Ireland

Mar 7th 2018, 11:54 AM 7,750 Views 31 Comments

Blair Kinghorn replaces the injured Tommy Seymour.

Schmidt versus Townsend is a riveting Six Nations coaching battle
# Brain Power
# Brain Power

Schmidt versus Townsend is a riveting Six Nations coaching battle

Mar 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,660 Views 24 Comments

The Ireland and Scotland coaches both have an exceptional ability to tailor their game plans to the opposition.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 26 February, 2018

Townsend aiming to resolve 'an issue for Scotland since the Six Nations began'
# Travel Sickness
# Travel Sickness

Townsend aiming to resolve 'an issue for Scotland since the Six Nations began'

Feb 26th 2018, 4:47 PM 9,837 Views 13 Comments

Poor form on the road is an issue for the Scots as they turn their attentions to Dublin on 10 March.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Townsend makes 6 changes to Scotland team to face France after opening setback against Wales
# Wield The Axe
# Wield The Axe

Townsend makes 6 changes to Scotland team to face France after opening setback against Wales

Feb 8th 2018, 12:50 PM 6,843 Views 11 Comments

Scotland crashed to a 34-7 loss in Cardiff last Saturday.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Scotland's Townsend inspired by recent visit to Man City boss Pep Guardiola
# Brainpower
# Brainpower

Scotland's Townsend inspired by recent visit to Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Jan 25th 2018, 12:32 PM 6,538 Views 3 Comments

Scotland are a major danger to everyone in the Six Nations.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Gatland names two uncapped players while Scotland recall experience
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Gatland names two uncapped players while Scotland recall experience

Jan 16th 2018, 11:28 AM 8,064 Views 13 Comments

The first two squads of the 2018 Six Nations have been announced.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

No place in Scotland squad for flanker Hardie amid reports of alleged cocaine use
# Unavailable
# Unavailable

No place in Scotland squad for flanker Hardie amid reports of alleged cocaine use

Oct 24th 2017, 3:40 PM 7,231 Views 0 Comments

Head coach Gregor Townsend has named 10 uncapped players for next month’s autumn Tests.

# gregor-townsend - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Hogg wants Scotland to be inspired by Warriors for Ireland clash
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Hogg wants Scotland to be inspired by Warriors for Ireland clash

Jan 24th 2017, 10:43 AM 6,435 Views 10 Comments

The fullback was a member of the Glasgow side that thrashed two-time European champions Leicester 43-0.

# gregor-townsend - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'The better team won' - Glasgow's Townsend gracious after defeat to Munster
# Still Alive
# Still Alive

'The better team won' - Glasgow's Townsend gracious after defeat to Munster

Jan 14th 2017, 9:31 PM 17,674 Views 52 Comments

The Warriors head coach believes his side can make the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Townsend turns down Lions role to stick with Scotland
# Thanks But No Thanks
# Thanks But No Thanks

Townsend turns down Lions role to stick with Scotland

Dec 1st 2016, 5:40 PM 8,997 Views 10 Comments

The former out-half won’t be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team next summer.

# gregor-townsend - Friday 19 August, 2016

Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend
# Strength To Strength
# Strength To Strength

Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend

Aug 19th 2016, 3:14 PM 4,928 Views 17 Comments

Townsend will be a tough act to follow, but Rennie has the pedigree to improve Glasgow during his two-year contract.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'The time is now right': Townsend to replace Cotter in Scotland job next summer
# SER GREGOR
# SER GREGOR

'The time is now right': Townsend to replace Cotter in Scotland job next summer

Aug 17th 2016, 4:35 PM 5,247 Views 15 Comments

The former out-half will be a big loss to Glasgow Warriors and the Pro12.

# gregor-townsend - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot
# Sensational
# Sensational

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

May 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 44,320 Views 102 Comments

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

# gregor-townsend - Friday 2 October, 2015

Munster make it three wins from three, but struggle against a weakened Glasgow
# Winning Ugly
# Winning Ugly

Munster make it three wins from three, but struggle against a weakened Glasgow

Oct 2nd 2015, 7:53 PM 8,502 Views 46 Comments

Munster needed a late Keatley penalty to get past a depleted Glasgow.

# gregor-townsend - Monday 1 June, 2015

‘We had to win our way,’ but Glasgow took lessons from Irish sides along the way
# Pride Of Scotland
# Pride Of Scotland

‘We had to win our way,’ but Glasgow took lessons from Irish sides along the way

Jun 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 6,547 Views 12 Comments

‘I remember coming to places like this and we weren’t just second best, we were second best by a long way.’

Analysis: Munster torn apart by Townsend's free-running Warriors
# Joy To Watch
# Joy To Watch

Analysis: Munster torn apart by Townsend's free-running Warriors

Jun 1st 2015, 5:00 PM 22,877 Views 30 Comments

The Scottish side’s attacking quality prospered on the back of their tireless enthusiasm.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend's Warriors
# Growth Mindset
# Growth Mindset

Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend's Warriors

May 21st 2015, 8:28 PM 6,627 Views 5 Comments

The Scottish side host Ulster in the first Pro12 semi-final tomorrow night.

Ulster ring the changes as front-liners return for Glasgow semi-final
# Team News
# Team News

Ulster ring the changes as front-liners return for Glasgow semi-final

May 21st 2015, 12:11 PM 4,351 Views 7 Comments

Influential second row Franco van der Merwe misses out due to a knee injury.

# gregor-townsend - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'We're running out of games': Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

'We're running out of games': Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Mar 26th 2015, 7:49 AM 5,658 Views 9 Comments

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

# gregor-townsend - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend had a great reaction to Finn Russell's controversial ban
# Hot Topic
# Hot Topic

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend had a great reaction to Finn Russell's controversial ban

Feb 18th 2015, 6:49 PM 9,290 Views 19 Comments

Russell was banned for two weeks for taking out Dan Biggar in the air.

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