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# scotland - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more
# Fronting Up
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# Fronting Up

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more

Feb 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 9,935 Views 7 Comments

The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.

Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'
# Positivity
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# Positivity

Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'

Feb 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 8,666 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland head coach says Scotland aren’t getting the credit they deserve for last weekend’s display.

# scotland - Monday 3 February, 2020

'A classic CJ game really... it's great to see him out there smashing things'
# Standout Stander
From The42
# Standout Stander

'A classic CJ game really... it's great to see him out there smashing things'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,980 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man was a relentless presence for Ireland as they got over the line against Scotland.

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner
# Big Dev
From The42
# Big Dev

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:00 AM 8,427 Views 10 Comments

33-year-old Devin Toner was warmly received by Ireland fans on his return.

# scotland - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland From The42

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

Feb 2nd 2020, 3:17 PM 31,715 Views 18 Comments

A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.

Analysis: Ireland's deception breaks down Scots for pivotal Sexton try
# Advantage
From The42
# Advantage

Analysis: Ireland's deception breaks down Scots for pivotal Sexton try

Feb 2nd 2020, 11:32 AM 11,282 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side struck intelligently on penalty advantage for the only try of the game.

# scotland - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'It was a schoolboy error' - Hogg apologises to Scotland team-mates
# Big Miss
From The42
# Big Miss

'It was a schoolboy error' - Hogg apologises to Scotland team-mates

Feb 1st 2020, 7:32 PM 17,235 Views 11 Comments

The new captain had a prime opportunity to score a second-half try.

Quartet of injuries leave a sting after Ireland win
# Body Count
From The42
# Body Count

Quartet of injuries leave a sting after Ireland win

Feb 1st 2020, 7:24 PM 20,087 Views 38 Comments

Andy Farrell may be forced to change tack against Wales next weekend.

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland?
# Tip The Scales
From The42
# Tip The Scales

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland?

Feb 1st 2020, 7:06 PM 54,407 Views 113 Comments

CJ Stander took the man-of-the-match award on a day when few Ireland players shone. Here’s our ratings but tell us what you think.

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland
# Edgy
From The42
# Edgy

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland

Feb 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 36,511 Views 127 Comments

Captain Johnny Sexton scored all of Ireland’s points as Ireland edged a frenetic contest.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations 2020 From The42
Live Feb 1st 2020, 3:39 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations 2020

Lamenting Finn Russell's absence and finding 'gratitude' after an almost fatal neck injury
# Reflections
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# Reflections

Lamenting Finn Russell's absence and finding 'gratitude' after an almost fatal neck injury

Feb 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 6,540 Views 0 Comments

Former Scotland international Thom Evans suffered a serious neck injury in 2010.

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin

Feb 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,196 Views 14 Comments

The World Cup is in the rearview mirror as Johnny Sexton and co. bid to get up and running.

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try

Feb 1st 2020, 2:26 AM 5,606 Views 2 Comments

The out-half’s try was a ‘killer’ for Scotland on the stroke of half-time.

# scotland - Friday 31 January, 2020

'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris
# Number Eight
From The42
# Number Eight

'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris

Jan 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 20,524 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man has shifted to blindside flanker to make way for the 21-year-old Leinster back row.

# scotland - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Townsend makes 10 changes to Scotland side in do-or-die mission
# Scotland
From The42
# Scotland

Townsend makes 10 changes to Scotland side in do-or-die mission

Jan 30th 2020, 12:17 PM 10,313 Views 20 Comments

Nick Haining handed international debut and Adam Hastings selected in place of Finn Russell.

# scotland - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Fast start keeps Celtic five points clear of Rangers in Scottish title race
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Fast start keeps Celtic five points clear of Rangers in Scottish title race

Jan 29th 2020, 10:53 PM 5,274 Views 3 Comments

The Hoops were 3-0 winners over St Johnstone tonight, while Rangers beat Ross County 2-0.

# scotland - Monday 27 January, 2020

Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin

Jan 27th 2020, 11:46 AM 10,011 Views 6 Comments

Gregor Townsend has a revamped coaching staff and a new captain for the Six Nations.

# scotland - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Four people tested for coronavirus in Scotland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four people tested for coronavirus in Scotland

Jan 23rd 2020, 3:07 PM 26,469 Views 40 Comments

Three patients in Edinburgh are suspected of having the disease, as well as one in Glasgow.

Scotland's Russell ruled out of Ireland game after breaking 'team protocol'
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Scotland's Russell ruled out of Ireland game after breaking 'team protocol'

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:13 PM 61,075 Views 47 Comments

The mercurial 27-year-old out-half has been sent back to his club side, Racing 92.

# scotland - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jan 22nd 2020, 2:14 PM 16,658 Views 39 Comments

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:21 PM 16,226 Views 0 Comments

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

# scotland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Gerrard's Rangers end long wait for Old Firm derby win at Celtic Park
# Derby Delight
From The42
# Derby Delight

Gerrard's Rangers end long wait for Old Firm derby win at Celtic Park

Dec 29th 2019, 2:51 PM 32,936 Views 84 Comments

A late red card for Alfredo Morelos couldn’t prevent Rangers winning 2-1.

# scotland - Friday 27 December, 2019

'If you look at the Irish market, there's only five jobs if you include the national team'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'If you look at the Irish market, there's only five jobs if you include the national team'

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,102 Views 4 Comments

Michael Bradley is in his third season as head coach of Italian club Zebre.

# scotland - Monday 23 December, 2019

Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties
# Celtic Roots
# Celtic Roots

Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties

Dec 23rd 2019, 4:02 PM 17,974 Views 16 Comments

Scotland has a very developed island diaspora, which the Irish government is looking to learn from.

# scotland - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 12,111 Views 5 Comments

John McGinn is likely to be out for three months, after he sustained an ankle fracture.

# scotland - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson

Dec 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 24,707 Views 49 Comments

The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

Dec 19th 2019, 10:24 AM 23,121 Views 47 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence vote.

# scotland - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week'
# No Messing Around
# No Messing Around

Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week'

Dec 17th 2019, 3:09 PM 8,089 Views 29 Comments

Sturgeon says that Scotland is ‘facing a Tory government that we didn’t vote for’.

# scotland - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote
# Indyref2
# Indyref2

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

Dec 15th 2019, 4:43 PM 28,733 Views 48 Comments

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

# scotland - Friday 13 December, 2019

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon
# Scottish National Party
# Scottish National Party

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 8:02 PM 35,631 Views 70 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

# scotland - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career
# Stepping Away
From The42
# Stepping Away

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career

Dec 11th 2019, 4:35 PM 6,317 Views 3 Comments

After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.

# scotland - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon
# Brexit
# Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nov 25th 2019, 10:45 PM 19,567 Views 25 Comments

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# scotland - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer
# Lilywhite Lightning
From The42
# Lilywhite Lightning

Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer

Nov 24th 2019, 9:33 AM 4,657 Views 1 Comment

The Irish champion went 11-0 last night after coaching Tyrone teen sensation Jude Gallagher to a national title on Friday.

# scotland - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges

Nov 21st 2019, 11:33 AM 12,817 Views 0 Comments

One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

# scotland - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa
# Voluntary Defence
From The42
# Voluntary Defence

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Nov 20th 2019, 3:21 PM 6,227 Views 2 Comments

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie

Nov 20th 2019, 8:44 AM 4,252 Views 6 Comments

It’s the big (rugby) coaching news of the day.

# scotland - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March
# Play-off Party
From The42
# Play-off Party

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Nov 19th 2019, 10:29 PM 8,340 Views 5 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

# scotland - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus
# Match Winner
From The42
# Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Nov 16th 2019, 4:25 PM 3,264 Views 0 Comments

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

# scotland - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby
# Reprimanded
From The42
# Reprimanded

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

Nov 14th 2019, 10:01 AM 11,591 Views 15 Comments

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.