Eddie Jones accepts the hazards involved in playing four warm-up Tests as the necessary cost of properly preparing England for the World Cup.
The All Blacks have dropped three of their top players before the second and final Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia on Saturday.
Stars of Scottish sport, charity campaigners and military veterans have received honours from the Queen during an investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir will receive an OBE from the Queen on Tuesday.
A gay rugby player has been given a reprieve after losing his deportation battle and being ordered to leave the UK.
For the British sports fan sitting in their living rooms devouring the beginnings of blanket television commentary in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the names roll off the tongue.
Calcutta Cup: Last-gasp heartbreak for Scotland as England level late to deny them epic Six Nations win
A strange one.
A RUGBY match which will see Scotland take on Wales for the Doddie Weir Cup will not benefit the charity set up by the legendary player.
IT is just five days until the Nordoff-Robbins Scottish Sporting Awards.
SCOTLAND'S Six Nations campaign came to a stuttering, but thankfully winning conclusion in the Eternal City yesterday.