If you believe the old showbusiness adage about a bad dress rehearsal paving the way to a successful performance, then Scotland's rugby stars can look forward to a fantastic World Cup.
There is always something spine-tingling about the approach of the Six Nations Championship. It sends adrenaline shooting into places that other tournaments can’t match.
It happened so quickly that many fans were still taking their seats in advance of the Scotland v Wales match in 1999.
There was a lot of optimism in advance of Scotland’s Six Nations trip to Paris, yet it didn’t take Hercule Poirot, let alone his namesake, Jefferson, to fathom it was so much hot air.
It isn’t often that major rugby Tests are done and dusted inside the first 30 minutes.
There used to be a time when Edinburgh and Glasgow’s rugby teams resembled Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: even the slightest mention of Europe could turn them into gibbering wrecks.
Scotland are already at the level of Ireland and the other leading teams in the Northern Hemisphere, believes Gregor Townsend.
It’s the tournament that has traditionally highlighted the domination of the Southern Hemisphere countries over their rivals in Europe.
Gregor Townsend has never been interested in playing the percentages.
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown is delighted Hampden will remain the home of Scottish football but believes the National Stadium should not host every international.
Hampden Park will remain the home of Scottish football, the SFA has confirmed.
The Scottish FA has delayed its decision on whether to stay at Hampden or move to Murrayfield.
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown backs Hampden redeveloped as the best option for Scottish football
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes retaining Hampden as the national stadium would be a positive – if significant upgrades are made.
Garioch Ladies head coach Mark Cowie is determined to defend their BT Women’s Bowl crown when they face Oban Lorne at Murrayfield tomorrow.
Saturday February 24, 2018 is a date all Scottish rugby fans will remember for years to come.
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Gregor Townsend heaped praise on Finn Russell after naming an unchanged Scotland team to play England and declined any opportunity to get involved in mind games with Eddie Jones.
Eddie Jones is one of life’s classic wind-up merchants.
Most Scottish rugby fans were left stunned by the ineptitude of their team’s Six Nations capitulation against Wales last weekend.
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Hamish Watson is confident Scotland won’t depart from their ambitious gameplan – but he says they would take five penalties to four if it got a precious Six Nations win against France at Murrayfield on Sunday.
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Scottish rugby hasn’t been overburdened with optimism in recent years.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has urged his players to focus on the game rather than the occasion but hopes to make today’s Murrayfield meeting with Hearts a day to remember for the 7,000-strong Red Army.
Just over 500 people were there to watch the last time Adam Ashe ran out at Murrayfield but the Glasgow forward insists that was enough to spark his Scotland ambitions into life.
Scotland wing Tommy Seymour insists the £1.25million spent on the new Murrayfield pitch will be repaid in Test victories.
Scotland duo Chris Cusiter and Johnnie Beattie have have warned that Scotland face a series of difficult challenges in the Autumn Tests.
The challenges of the main pitch at Murrayfield Stadium have been well documented this year with the entire surface being replaced, from the bottom up, over the last two months. Check out this video to find out more: