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VIDEO: World Cup wide open - Lomu

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu says previous form counts for nothing at World Cups and the 2015 competition is wide open.

Hartley could return at World Cup

Suspended England hooker Dylan Hartley could return to the squad during the World Cup, says coach Graham Rowntree.

The Italian Job Pt II

The next squad to face Italy in the Murrayfield leg has been announced. Some of the big guns are back...

Laidlaw returns to lead Scotland

Greig Laidlaw resumes the captaincy as Scotland make 15 changes to their squad for Saturday's game with Italy.

Wales can reach final, says Davies

Wales can win a World Cup pool that also includes hosts England and Australia and reach the final, says former wing Gerald Davies.

WIN tickets to Scotland v Italy, courtesy of Dove Men+Care!

The Scottish Rugby Blog has teamed up with Dove Men+Care to offer 2 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Scotland take on Italy on Saturday 29th August at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Seven released from Scotland squad

Dougie Fife and new cap Mike Cusack are among seven players dropping out of Scotland's World Cup squad.

Italy omit Bortolami from WC Squad

Italy omit veteran lock Marco Bortolami from their 31-man squad for next month's World Cup in England and Wales.

Walker in Wales contention - Tandy

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy says wing Eli Walker can win a place in Wales' final squad for the Rugby World Cup.

The Cotter Cull Begins

As Scotland cut seven players from the extended training squad we look at how this affects our predicted final 31 man squad

Date set for naming England squad

Head coach Stuart Lancaster will name the 31-man England squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, 27 August at 13:45 BST.

Worcester get Bristol's Mama on loan

Worcester Warriors sign flanker Marco Mama from last term's promotion rivals Bristol on a season's loan.

England loss 'no true reflection'

England's 25-20 defeat by France will not damage their World Cup chances, says former Wales captain Ryan Jones.

Cotter pleased, but work to be done

Vern Cotter is pleased by Scotland's first win of 2015, but admits there remains plenty of room for improvement.

Trinh-Duc left out of France squad

Francois Trinh-Duc will miss the World Cup as France coach Philippe Saint-Andre prefers Frederic Michalak in his squad.

Scotland v Italy Player Rankings

Ruairidh Campbell rates the players as Scotland take a 16-12 win over the Italians in what was a fairly uneventful game of rugby.

VIDEO: Lancaster admits to selection headaches

England head coach Stuart Lancaster describes his side's late fightback in their 25-20 defeat against France as "too little, too late", and admits there are "possible question marks" over his final World Cup squad.

Robshaw rues 'shocking' discipline

Captain Chris Robshaw blames England's 'shocking' first-half discipline for their 25-20 defeat by France in Paris.

VIDEO: Leinster edge out Ulster in friendly

Match highlights as Leinster fight back from 14-5 down at half-time to beat Ulster 24-21 in Friday's pre-season friendly.

It is not a competition yet - Cotter

Head coach Vern Cotter wants to see cohesion from Scotland as he tinkers with the team ahead of World Cup selection.

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