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# scotland - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

# scotland - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Maitland named at fullback in Scotland team to face England

Head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his team for Saturday’s game at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones makes four changes to England team to face Scotland

England can still win the championship if Ireland manage to do them a favour against Wales in Cardiff.

# scotland - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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Two people killed in avalanche on UK's highest peak

Two more people have been injured in the incident.

# scotland - Monday 11 March, 2019

Itoje ruled out of England's final Six Nations encounter

Bath lock Charlie Ewels retains his place in Eddie Jones’ squad with Sarries star Itoje missing out.

# scotland - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'We saw how they carried on last year after they beat us' - Jones eyeing revenge against Scotland

The England head coach was reportedly abused by Scotland fans after their Six Nations clash last year.

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

# scotland - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Russell returns and Laidlaw left out as Scots bid to scupper Welsh Grand Slam

Racing 92 out-half Finn Russell is back after missing the defeat to France with a head injury.

# scotland - Monday 4 March, 2019

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash

The Glasgow fullback is still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in a challenge by Peter O’Mahony.

# scotland - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

# scotland - Friday 22 February, 2019

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Teenager who abducted and killed Alesha MacPhail named as Aaron Campbell

The six-year-old’s body was found in a wooded area on the Isle of Bute, Scotland in July 2018.

# scotland - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Scotland team to play France shows four changes from Ireland defeat

Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Ryan Wilson all miss out this weekend through injury.

# scotland - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash

The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.

# scotland - Monday 18 February, 2019

Healy, Mageean and Barr lead the way to Glasgow as strong Irish team named for European Indoors

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes has been chosen for next month’s European Indoor Athletics Championships.

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France

Gregor Townsend has added six players to his squad ahead of Saturday’s game in Paris.

# scotland - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Scotland lose centre Huw Jones for the rest of the Six Nations

Stuart Hogg, meanwhile, is likely to miss next weekend’s game in Paris.

# scotland - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

# scotland - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# scotland - Monday 11 February, 2019

'It's exciting working with these players - the sky's the limit for them'

Noel McNamara’s Ireland U20s are two from two in the Six Nations.

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

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

Wilson to miss the rest of the Six Nations as Hogg and Jones await specialist's verdict

Stuart Hogg and Huw Jones have not been definitively ruled out for Scotland but Ryan Wilson’s race is run.

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

Schmidt hoping Ireland's challenges are a 'vaccination' for the World Cup

Injuries forced the Ireland boss to use his wider squad in Scotland last weekend.

# scotland - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Munster man Farrell keen for opportunity to build on Edinburgh impression

The 25-year-old was back in a green shirt for the first time in almost a year.

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

# scotland - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'

The Ireland head coach was disappointed with his team’s kicking in Edinburgh.

Ireland expect Johnny Sexton to 'bounce back quickly' after failing HIA

The experienced out-half was replaced by Joey Carbery in the first half of the win over Scotland.

Schmidt's Ireland get Six Nations bid going with three-try win in Scotland

It wasn’t perfect from Rory Best and his team, but Ireland returned to winning ways.

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations

Ireland secured an imperfect but badly-needed win at Murrayfield.

Schmidt's Ireland bid to get Six Nations campaign up and running in Edinburgh

Rory Best and his team-mates are looking to bounce back from defeat to England.

# scotland - Friday 8 February, 2019

Ireland Clubs claim Dalriada Cup after Donnybrook draw with Scotland

Morgan Lennon’s side had a 14-point advantage after last weekend’s victory at Netherdale.

Ireland U20s impress in Scotland to make it two from two in the Six Nations

Outside centre Liam Turner was man of the match in a three-try win over Scotland.

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run

Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.

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.’

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt

‘It’s an incredibly simple route from The Balmoral to Murrayfield. How the policemen got lost will forever be a bit of a mystery for us.’

# scotland - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'This is a really dangerous game for Ireland because of last weekend'

Bernard Jackman joined The42 Rugby Weekly to look ahead to a huge Six Nations weekend.

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Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps

‘If he sees you going for it, he’ll let you think you’re going to have it, and then he’ll put the ball past you.’

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

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