Scotland news

More than 44,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy at Murrayfield. Some 800 tickets were bought by supporters via the internet over the weekend.
Scotland A will take on the USA at Henley in this year's Barclays Churchill Cup and, just five days later, play England Saxons at Twickenham.
Three players from English Premiership clubs were today prevented from joining the Scotland squad in training ahead of their next match against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday week.
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Scotland captain Chris Paterson today heaped praise on his 100kg centre Rob Dewey and warned that balance would be the key to victory in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales at
Edinburgh Rugby duo Rob Dewey and Phil Godman will make their first starts in an RBS 6 Nations Championship game when Scotland face Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday (kick-off 3.30pm).
Full-back Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby) took no part in the Scotland training session at Murrayfield this afternoon as the squad prepare for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wale
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Supporters have been quick to snap up tickets for Scotland's home matches against Wales and Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship with public sales having sold out.
Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Shade Munro has been appointed as Scotland A head coach for the forthcoming game against Italy A at McDiarmid Park in Perth on Friday 23 February (kick-off 7.30pm).