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Greig Laidlaw

Born: October 1, 1985 (age 35)

Position: Scrum-half / Fly-half
Greig Laidlaw of Scotland celebrates kicking the winning penalty during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012
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Sports Mole has 148 articles about Greig Laidlaw. Articles 1 to 40:
Roy Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball out of a scrum during the Five Nations Championship match against England at Twickenham in London in 1987
Gregor Townsend supports Roy Laidlaw after Alzheimer's diagnosis
The 67-year-old has decided to speak out in a bid to encourage others suffering from memory loss to seek help.
Oct 21, 14:34
Stuart Hogg in action for Scotland on November 10, 2018
Gregor Townsend backs Stuart Hogg to cope with pressure of Scotland captainCY
Gregor Townsend has named Stuart Hogg as his new skipper, after Stuart McInally struggled in the role at the World Cup.
Jan 15, 14:06
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw retires from Scotland duty 'to let the team rebuild'
The former national team captain has confirmed his international retirement at the age of 34 following 76 caps.
Dec 19, 16:08
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw announces Scotland retirement
The 34-year-old scrum-half skippered the side more times than any other player.
Dec 19, 13:10
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw to consider Scotland future after World Cup heartbreak
Defeat to Japan on Sunday ended the campaign of Gregor Townsend's men.
Oct 13, 18:59
Sam Johnson in action for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Sam Johnson preparing for 'battle' against Russia
Gregor Townsend's men will realistically need to take a bonus point from the Bears.
Oct 5, 16:11
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
George Horne looking to Greig Laidlaw for Scotland inspiration
Horne is now second in line behind Laidlaw for the number nine jersey.
Sep 27, 22:23
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw "giving it my all" in final World Cup
Scotland are fighting to avoid an early exit after losing to Ireland in their opening match.
Sep 26, 13:50
Ali Price pictured in March 2019
Scotland sweating over Ali Price fitness for Samoa clash
The Glasgow scrum-half was spotted on crutches as he travelled with the squad.
Sep 23, 12:55
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw unfazed by Typhoon Tapah
A powerful weather system building over the East China Sea is one thing, but Joe Schmidt's side also lie in wait for Scotland on Sunday.
Sep 21, 10:32
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Townsend names experienced Scotland XV against Ireland
Scotland begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Yokohama on Sunday.
Sep 20, 10:01
Stuart Hogg in action for Scotland on November 10, 2018
Stuart Hogg mistaken for Greig Laidlaw in Japan
The Exeter full-back is among the biggest names in Gregor Townsend's squad yet he has found himself in former skipper Grieg Laidlaw's shade.
Sep 18, 07:52
Peter Horne in action for Scotland on September 6, 2019
Result: Ben Toolis suffers head injury as Scotland swat aside Georgia
Toolis' condition will now require assessing after the 27-year-old was taken for concussion tests.
Sep 6, 21:40
Gregor Townsend pictured in March 2019
Gregor Townsend leaves key players out of final World Cup warm-up
Skipper Stuart McInally, Fraser Brown, John Barclay, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg have all been spared action.
Sep 4, 18:05
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Greig Laidlaw delighted with Scotland response against France
The Dark Blues conceded early once more against France but hit back to win 17-14.
Aug 25, 14:29
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Price is right for Townsend as Scotland skipper Laidlaw is benched
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend maintains Greig Laidlaw still has a part to play, now and in the future.
Mar 7, 17:01
Gregor Townsend in charge of Scotland on March 10, 2018
Gregor Townsend calls for drastic improvements from Scotland
The Scots suffered a second consecutive defeat in France.
Feb 23, 18:25
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Laidlaw backs Horne to produce the goods for Scotland
Horne replaces Finn Russell at stand-off for the Guinness Six Nations clash in France.
Feb 22, 13:01
Jonny May celebrates with England teammates after scoring against France in the Six Nations on February 10, 2019
5 things we learned from the Six Nations weekend
England, Ireland and Wales enjoyed victories across the second round of fixtures.
Feb 10, 17:28
Greig Laidlaw warms up for Scotland on February 2, 2019
Laidlaw backs Scotland to cope with weather conditions against Ireland
The weather could be the deciding factor as Ireland head to Edinburgh.
Feb 8, 14:30
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Talking points ahead of Scotland v Ireland
The teams will meet at Murrayfield in the Guinness Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 8, 14:19
Greig Laidlaw in action during the Autumn internationals in November 2018
Laidlaw urges Scotland to put World Cup to the back of their mind
The Scotland captain wants his side to give all their focus to the Six Nations.
Feb 1, 14:15
Greig Laidlaw in action during the Autumn internationals in November 2018
Laidlaw happy to win ugly and says Scotland are in a 'very good place'
The captain kicked nine points as the hosts edged past Argentina.
Nov 24, 18:22
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Result: Greig Laidlaw scores late penalty to help Scotland beat Italy
Scotland end their Six Nations campaign on a high thanks to a thrilling 29-27 victory against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico, Greig Laidlaw scoring a decisive late penalty.
Mar 17, 16:16
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Result: Ireland make light work of Scotland in Six Nations
Ireland surge 10 points clear of England at the top of the Six Nations table thanks to their 28-8 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Mar 10, 16:16
Owen Farrell in action for England in summer 2016
Result: Dominant Scotland claim first win over England since 2008
Scotland beat England 25-13 in a thrilling match at the Six Nations.
Feb 24, 18:43
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Result: Scotland edge out France at Murrayfield
Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw converts six penalties as the hosts come from behind to beat France and secure their first Six Nations win this year at Murrayfield.
Feb 11, 16:59
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Greig Laidlaw backs "world class" Johnny Sexton to bounce back
Grieg Laidlaw defends the performance of Johnny Sexton against Provincial Barbarians, claiming that his teammate will soon find his groove for British and Irish Lions.
Jun 4, 15:21
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Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
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Dan Cole: 'Ben Youngs has time on his side'
Dan Cole backs Ben Youngs's decision not to tour New Zealand with the Lions and suggests that the scrum-half could go on future tours.
May 16, 23:13
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Warren Gatland defends timing of British and Irish Lions meeting
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland defends the decision to hold his first squad meeting just days before European finals for Saracens and Gloucester.
May 8, 16:05
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John Hardie ruled out of Six Nations
Scotland's John Hardie is ruled out of the Six Nations games with England and Italy through injury.
Feb 26, 13:57
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John Barclay to captain much-changed Scotland against Wales
Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland against Wales in the absence of the injured Greig Laidlaw as Vern Cotter makes five changes to his side.
Feb 23, 15:24
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Josh Strauss ruled out for rest of Six Nations
Scotland number eight Josh Strauss is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after he sustained a kidney injury during his side's defeat to France.
Feb 17, 14:31
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Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw to miss remainder of Six Nations
Greig Laidlaw suffered ligament damage in the 22-16 defeat to France last weekend, ruling him out of the remainder of the Six Nations championship.
Feb 15, 18:03
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Result: Scotland seal late win to complete 2-0 series win over Japan
Scotland leave it late to beat Japan 21-16 and seal a 2-0 series win in Tokyo.
Jun 25, 13:19
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Result: Scotland overcome Japan in Tokyo
Scotland come from behind to record a 26-13 victory over Japan in Saturday's friendly in Tokyo.
Jun 18, 13:25
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Vern Cotter 'frustrated' by Scotland defeat
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admits that his side wasted their opportunities in their Six Nations defeat to England, but believes that the problems can be fixed.
Feb 6, 22:22
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Result: Sione Kalamafoni leads Gloucester to win over Sale Sharks
Sione Kalamafoni scores two second-half tries to lead Gloucester to a 23-19 win over Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership.
Dec 4, 21:43
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Result: Gloucester Rugby leave it late to beat Stade Rochelais
Gloucester Rugby withstand a strong Stade Rochelais performance to secure a 33-20 victory in Thursday's European Challenge Cup clash at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre.
Nov 19, 21:45

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· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
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· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

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· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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