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Stash Corner: Raging Bull Leisurewear

Our man Brodie Smithers tackles Phil Vickery. Well...maybe not - but his clothing range gets a review. The post Stash Corner: Raging Bull Leisurewear appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

European Rugby Challenge Cup: Gloucester v Atlantique Stade Rochelais

Team news as Gloucester host Atlantique Stade Rochelais in Thursday's European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture at Kingsholm (19:45 GMT).

Callum Braley: Gloucester scrum-half signs new deal with Premiership club

Scrum-half Callum Braley signs a new contract extension with Premiership club Gloucester for the 2017-18 season.

Kurtley Beale: Australia back closing on Wasps debut

Australia international Kurtley Beale is close to his Wasps debut after seven months out, says director of rugby Dai Young.

Pivac backs ex-Wales 10 Jones for role with national team

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac would back attack coach Stephen Jones joining Wales' back-room team for next summer's Pacific Islands tour.

Rugby-Test referee Joubert steps down to bring on generation next

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - South African referee Craig Joubert, who took charge of the 2011 Rugby World Cup final, has decided to retire from officiating the 15-man game and take up a role with governing body World Rugby.

Robin McBryde confirmed as Wales coach for 2017 summer tour

Robin McBryde will coach Wales on their summer tour of the Pacific Islands in 2017 when Warren Gatland and Rob Howley are with the Lions.

Rugby-McBryde to lead Wales on Pacific Islands tour

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Robin McBryde will be in charge of Wales for next year's tour of the Pacific Islands, the Welsh Rugby Union said on Wednesday.

Walking Wounded Warriors

Here's a Glasgow Warrriors injury update and some other bits and bobs from the week's news. The post Walking Wounded Warriors appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Scotland's Horne & Hughes face Six Nations race

Glasgow Warriors backs Peter Horne and Rory Hughes could miss Scotland's Six Nations Championship with injuries.

London Welsh: Championship club to go into liquidation

Championship club London Welsh announce they are set to go into liquidation because of financial problems.

Denny Solomona: RFL concerned over Castleford winger's expected move to Sale Sharks

The RFL is concerned about the "implications for the game" if Denny Solomona leaves Castleford for rugby union side Sale.

Mohed Altrad: Gloucester hold 'discussions' with Montpellier owner

Premiership club Gloucester confirm "discussions" with Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad over a possible purchase of shares.

Worcester Warriors: CEO Jim O'Toole explains change in Sixways management

Worcester chief executive Jim O'Toole explains the decision to give head coach Carl Hogg sole first-team charge.

Mark Atkinson: Gloucester centre signs new contract with Premiership club

Centre Mark Atkinson signs a new contract with Premiership club Gloucester, who he joined in 2014.

Rugby-London Welsh seek voluntary liquidation

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - London Welsh, one of the oldest clubs in English rugby, said on Wednesday they were seeking voluntary liquidation due to large debts and a 'totally unsustainable' business model.

Rugby-Farrell, Howley and Borthwick join Lions coaching team

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has named Andy Farrell, Rob Howley and Steve Borthwick as his three assistants for next year's tour of New Zealand and left the door open for a surprise call-up for former Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan.

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