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Scotland's Mike Blair pictured in November 2012
Mike Blair appointed new Edinburgh head coach
The former scrum-half played for Edinburgh from 2002-2012.
Jul 23, 15:27
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend issues selection warning to Lions ahead of Stormers clash
Scrum-half Ali Price, centre Elliot Daly and flanker Hamish Watson are among those looking to push their claims to face South Africa.
Jul 16, 16:07
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured in February 2020
Five talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions' clash with Japan
The match will take place at Murrayfield in front of a crowd of 16,500.
Jun 25, 13:35
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend reveals team bonding session
Warren Gatland's attack coach was part of the Lions side that triumphed in South Africa 24 years ago.
Jun 24, 22:07
Scotland's Hamish Watson pictured on October 2020
Hamish Watson backs Lions squad to inspire the next generation
There are eight Scots in Warren Gatland's team to tour South Africa this summer.
May 7, 22:27
Scotland's Mike Blair pictured in November 2012
Mike Blair to take charge of three Scotland matches this summer
Townsend will be unavailable due to his British and Irish Lions commitments.
Apr 27, 16:49
Wales boss Warren Gatland pictured on November 1, 2019
British and Irish Lions to train in Jersey before South Africa tour
The 36-man squad will be named on May 6.
Apr 16, 19:02
Wales boss Warren Gatland pictured on November 1, 2019
Warren Gatland insists he has assembled the best Lions coaching team available
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend will mastermind the attack and his international colleague Steve Tandy will oversee the defence.
Apr 13, 14:24
Steve Tandy pictured in 2017
Steve Tandy hails "surreal" Lions coaching opportunity
The Welshman has been named defence coach for this summer's tour of South Africa.
Apr 13, 12:07
Wales boss Warren Gatland pictured on November 1, 2019
Warren Gatland announces new coaching team for Lions' South Africa tour
The head coach will be supported by Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy, Robin McBryde and Neil Jenkins this summer.
Apr 13, 09:44
Wales boss Warren Gatland pictured on November 1, 2019
A closer look at Warren Gatland's Lions coaching staff
Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy, Robin McBryde and Neil Jenkins will work with Warren Gatland.
Apr 13, 09:43
Scotland's Hamish Watson pictured on October 2020
Scotland's Hamish Watson named Six Nations player of tournament
Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill says the Scotland flanker is a big contender to make the British and Irish Lions squad for South Africa this summer.
Apr 2, 14:15
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend insists Scotland can compete for titles
A win over France ended their Guinness Six Nations campaign on a high note.
Mar 27, 16:42
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend hails "incredible" Scotland win over France
Scotland had not claimed an away victory over France since 1999.
Mar 27, 09:01
Scotland's Stuart Hogg pictured in February 2020
Stuart Hogg "hurt" by talk of France expectations
France must beat Scotland by 21 points and earn a four-try bonus point in the rearranged Paris clash in order to pip Wales to the Six Nations crown.
Mar 25, 17:46
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Matt Fagerson ruled out of Six Nations clash with France
Edinburgh's Nick Haining will play at number eight in Paris.
Mar 25, 14:40
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend pleased to secure "satisfactory deal" to have five English-based players released
The Scottish Rugby Union finally brokered a deal with English club bosses on Saturday night.
Mar 24, 16:01
Finn Russell pictured for Scotland in October 2019
Finn Russell back from concussion for Scotland's clash with France
Scotland have only been allowed to select five English-based players for the Paris clash.
Mar 24, 14:02
Finn Russell pictured for Scotland in October 2019
Finn Russell: 'Scotland cannot dwell on selection problems'
Scotland take on France in their rearranged Six Nations clash on Friday.
Mar 23, 19:04
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
The key talking points ahead of Scotland's Six Nations finale with France
Wales will be anxious spectators, knowing that they could yet be crowned champions.
Mar 22, 13:57
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Scott Steele thrilled with scrum-half opportunity
The Harlequins ace made his first start for Scotland as Gregor Townsend's team ran up a record-breaking 52-10 triumph over Italy.
Mar 21, 11:47
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend thanks English clubs after player release
The game in Paris is outside of the international window.
Mar 20, 18:33
Scotland's David Cherry celebrates scoring their fifth try against Italy in the Six Nations on March 20, 2021
Result: Scotland thrash Italy to claim first Six Nations win
Hooker Dave Cherry and wing Duhan Van Der Merwe each scored a brace of tries.
Mar 20, 16:47
Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe celebrates scoring their first try against England on February 6, 2021
Five talking points ahead of Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy
Scotland's title hopes are over while Italy are looking for a rare win.
Mar 19, 12:16
Scotland's Stuart Hogg pictured in February 2020
Gregor Townsend backs Stuart Hogg to impress at number 10
Stuart Hogg will fill in for Finn Russell at fly-half against Italy.
Mar 18, 16:25
Scotland's Stuart Hogg pictured in February 2020
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg to start at stand-off against Italy
Dark Blues coach Gregor Townsend has decided to push Stuart Hogg forward to spearhead the attack.
Mar 18, 14:39
Huw Jones in action for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Huw Jones desperate to prove his worth to Gregor Townsend
The Glasgow centre scored his first international try in three years against Ireland on Sunday.
Mar 15, 22:14
Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe celebrates scoring their first try against England on February 6, 2021
Scott Cummings pulls out of Scotland squad through injury
Glasgow lock Scott Cummings suffered a suspected hand fracture during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Ireland.
Mar 15, 15:26
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend frustrated by defeat to Ireland
Johnny Sexton's late penalty was the difference between the sides.
Mar 14, 19:33
Ireland's Johnny Sexton in action against Scotland in the Six Nations on March 14, 2021
Result: Johnny Sexton stars as Ireland snatch late win against Scotland
A mistake by Ali Price allowed Ireland to claim the win as Scotland suffered more disappointment at home.
Mar 14, 17:54
Ireland's Johnny Sexton scores a penalty on February 1, 2020
Five talking points ahead of Scotland's Six Nations clash with Ireland
Ireland have won nine of the past 10 meetings between the countries.
Mar 13, 14:28
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell urges Ireland to nullify Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg
Fly-half Finn Russell and captain Stuart Hogg have been central to Scotland's recent resurgence.
Mar 13, 11:18
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Scotland's Gregor Townsend insists France clash must be played
The Scots return to action against Ireland on Sunday following a frustrating month of inaction since their defeat to Wales.
Mar 12, 15:55
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Ireland boss Andy Farrell talks up "top class" Jamison Gibson-Park
Fit-again Conor Murray starts on the bench for the clash with Scotland.
Mar 12, 15:02
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
WP Nel to make first Scotland start since 2019 against Ireland
The prop is one of four changes to the team that lost to Wales ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.
Mar 12, 14:20
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Scott Cummings not expecting any shocks from Ireland
Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, James Ryan and CJ Stander will be key figures for Ireland.
Mar 11, 16:59
Ireland's Johnny Sexton scores a penalty on February 1, 2020
Johnny Sexton: 'British and Irish Lions places and Ireland honour on the line'
The Lions are scheduled to take on South Africa in July and August.
Mar 10, 12:00
Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Paul O'Connell expecting to face "best Scottish team" in Six Nations
Scotland stunned England 11-6 at Twickenham to kick-start the Six Nations.
Mar 9, 15:33
Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe celebrates scoring their first try against England on February 6, 2021
Sam Johnson desperate for Scotland fans to return after Ibrox celebrations
Scotland return to action this weekend against Ireland and Sam Johnson is keen to kick-start their campaign..
Mar 9, 13:12
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell fully focused on Ireland job amid British and Irish Lions talk
The Lions are scheduled to tour South Africa this summer.
Mar 4, 15:22

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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