# Greig Laidlaw

This year
Scotland rugby star Greig Laidlaw announces retirement at 37
The scrum half won 76 caps for his country, 39 of them as captain.
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# Japan
Ex-Scotland captain Laidlaw the latest to sign up for Japanese club rugby
The 34-year-old was a popular figure at last year’s World Cup in Japan.
# Stepping Aside
Scotland captain Laidlaw announces retirement from international rugby
The 34-year-old made his debut for the country in 2010.
# Matt Williams
'Chancy decision' to drop Laidlaw shows Scotland boss Townsend is still learning
Axing captain for Wales clash ‘sends ructions through the camp’, according to Matt Williams.
# Frustration
'We don’t seem to see eye to eye' - Laidlaw critical of Poite's performance
The Scottish captain wasn’t happy with how the referee officiated the breakdown.
# High Winds
Fired-up Scots look to pile more pain on Schmidt's Ireland and take next step
‘If we want to compete and take the next step, it’s games like this you need to win.’
# Sidelined
Injury blow for Scotland as Laidlaw fractures leg in Clermont's Champions Cup opener
The scrum-half will miss next month’s internationals.
# heating up
'I'm not just going to go there and wish him all the best for the Test match'
Wales’ Rhys Webb will be fighting Conor Murray for the Lions’ nine shirt.
# Sympathy
Ben Youngs' absence leaves Lions feeling subdued on 'Messy Monday'
Warren Gatland spoke about the difficult situation that prompted the England scrum-half to withdraw from the squad.
# Great Scot
Greig Laidlaw added to Lions squad after Ben Youngs' withdrawal
The 31-year-old scrum-half joins fellow Scots Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour in the squad.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: McGregor v Mayweather doesn't look likely and all today's sport
Elsewhere, a huge blow for Scotland’s Six Nations’ aspirations & a former Welsh scrum-half joins Ulster’s coaching staff for next season.
# Deflated
'We arrived at the stadium 10 or 15 minutes late. We were late for most things in the first half'
Joe Schmidt left to ponder what might have been after disappointing defeat to Scotland.
# heating up
Scotland sense Six Nations opportunity with Sexton ruled out for Ireland
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw felt Ireland’s win over New Zealand in November was down to Kiwi errors.
# Mental
Munster must maintain motivation after dealing with European disappointment
Rob Penney admits that getting his side up for this evening’s clash with Edinburgh has been ‘the big challenge.’
# jaded
Scotland secure five-week rest for Greig Laidlaw with view to 2015 World Cup
The influential scrum-half will still have the chance to feature in the final rounds of the Pro12.
# Match Report
Ireland slay stubborn Scots to top Six Nations standings
Joe Schmidt’s men were heavily tested for 40 minutes before cutting loose in the second half.
# Six Nations
Conor Murray planning rough Lions reunion with Scottish enemies
The scrum-half will face off against Scotland’s Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg at Lansdowne Road this weekend.
# Your Say
Open thread: Who do you want as your Lions scrum-half?
Wales’ Mike Phillips looks a certainty to start against the Wallabies but he will need some back-up.
# Long Goodbye
VIDEO: Here is Ronan O'Gara's appalling brain freeze against Scotland
The Munster outhalf had a shocker as he came on for the misfiring Paddy Jackson.
# 6 Nations
Report: 4-try Scotland dominate lacklustre Italians
Stuart Hogg sprinted in an 80-metre try to seal a much-deserved win at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup
Rob Penney’s men landed at Murrayfield on their magic carpet and were plotting a four-try win.
# Heineken Cup
Two games lost and no points gained is a recipe for elimination - Michael Bradley
The Edinburgh coach summed up his side’s 33-0 defeat to Munster as ‘embarrassed again, I’m afraid’.
# top scorers
Points race: Keatley leads the way while O'Gara seeks records boost
The Munster man will be on the bench this weekend, giving Ian Madigan and Greg Laidlaw the chance to close the scoring gap.
# jekyll and hyde
Edinburgh enigma: Bradley will present a volatile guest
Nobody quite knows what to expect from Edinburgh tomorrow. Perhaps themselves, least of all.
# Land of my Fathers
Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory
Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.
# Preview
Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland
Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.
# New guys
Six new boys as Scotland name Six Nations squad
‘Potential counts for nothing if you don’t deliver results,’ says head coach, Andy Robinson.