Scotland news

Scotland's World Cup dreams came to an end tonight in Paris as they went down to match favourites Argentina by 19-13.
Scrum half Mike Blair is confident that Scotland have a genuine chance of creating history tomorrow, by becoming only the second side wearing the thistle to qualify for the Rugby World Cup semi finals
Scotland have named an unchanged team and bench for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina in Paris on Sunday night.
Captain Jason White sent out a clear message today that Scotland have it in them to pull off "something special" in their World Cup quarter final match on Sunday evening.
A record for Scottish competitive rugby was surely set on Shetland today.
Scotland hooker Ross Ford reckons Scotland's nail-biting success in their final pool match against Italy will be ideal preparation for Sunday's World Cup quarter final match against Argentina in Paris
Dan Parks' kicking from hand against Italy last Saturday was key in securing position and territory to allow Chris Paterson to maintain his 100% goal kicking ratio at the tournament and book Scotland
After an extensive examination at hospital, Scotland full back Rory Lamont has today been confirmed as able to continue his Rugby World Cup adventure.
Scotland have secured their place in the World Cup quarter finals, winning a tough contest against Italy by 18-16.
Hundreds of messages of good luck are pouring in to Scotland's St Etienne base ahead of tomorrow's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool C contest against Italy.