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Rugby

Scotland's Tim Visser and Italy's Michele Campanaro during the World Cup Warm Up Match at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. (Photo: Craig Watson/PA Wire.)

Scotland 48 Italy 7

Stuart Hogg in training at Murrayfield this week. Picture: SNS

Hogg sets his sights high for World Cup

John Barclay will play for Scotland against Italy tomorrow - the match is being promoted as a beach party by Scottish Rugby. Picture: SNS

Barclay ready to play his way into World Cup squad

Hugh Blake's move to Glasgow has been confirmed by the Warriors. Picture: SNS

Blake and Puafisi become Warriors

30/06/15.CALTON HILL - EDINBURGH.Jonny Gray helps unveil the new Scotland kit for the Rugby World Cup 2015.. (36552626)

Comeback star Jonny Gray vows to atone for Scotland's dismal Six Nations and hit top gear for World Cup

18/07/14.SCOTLAND 7S TRAINING.STIRLING.Team Scotland train ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Scott Wight. (36552835)

Scotland Sevens starlet Scott Wight joins Glasgow Warriors to bolster squad for defence of Pro12 crown

Scotland's Ross Ford enjoys a dip in the sea at St Andrews as he takes a break from World Cup preparations. Picture: SNS

Ross Ford focused on forward momentum as World Cup motors into view

Toonie backs his cubs to become true Warriors

Dougie Fife was among seven players released from the Scotland training squad by Vern Cotter

Scotland release seven players from training squad

19/08/15  .  RIVERSIDE MUSEUM - GLASGOW .  Junior Bulumakau helps unveil the new Glasgow Warriors home kit.. (36008016)

Trialist Junior Bulumakau relishing senior moment after clinching one-year deal with Glasgow Warriors

18/08/15 .  SCOTLAND RUGBY TRAINING .  BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH .  Adam Ashe prepares for Scotland's clash with Italy.. (35804745)

Team game for Adam Ashe as he looks to make maximum impact for Scotland against Italy

18/08/15 .  SCOTLAND RUGBY TRAINING .  BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH .  Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor during training.. (35874883)

Build from the back of World Cup hopes could collapse, warns Scotland coach Matt Taylor

Scotland's John Hardie is currently on the lookout for a club since recently arriving from New Zealand

Hardie set for Scotland debut against Italy

Scotland's Richie Vernon shows off the international side's kit for the 2015/2016 season. (35401082)

Scotland record-breaker Richie Vernon is a man for all season, says Glasgow Warriors team-mate Peter Horne

15/08/15 WORLD CUP WARM-UP MATCH .  IRELAND v SCOTLAND (28-22) .  AVIVA STADIUM - DUBLIN .  The Scotland players leave the field at full-time. (35295872)

Scotland close to ending losing streak despite friendly defeat to Ireland, insist Glasgow centre Pete Horne

29/05/15 .SCOTSTOUN.Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend speaks to the press ahead of his side's upcoming PRO12 final clash against Munster. (35281700)

French connection pleases Warriors coach Gregor Townsend as new-look side begins to blend ahead of Guinness Pro12 campaign

Comeback man Ruaridh Jackson says the priority is to be back playing again after nearly a year out of action following ligament damage

Ruaridh Jackson happy to jockey for position as ex-Warrior is poised for Scotland comeback

13/08/15  .  BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH .  Scotland's Hugh Blake looks ahead to his side's forthcoming Summer Test Match against Ireland. (35120075)

Blake's heaven! Warrior Hugh set for Scotland cap before making Glasgow debut

22/06/15 .SCOTLAND RUGBY TRAINING.FONT ROMEU.Scotland head coach Vern Cotter. (35002887)

SRU's vote of confidence as Vern Cotter agrees one-year extension to Scots rugby coach deal

Vern Cotter

Scotland head coach Cotter signs one-year extension

11/08/15 .  MURRAYFIELD - EDINBURGH .  Henry Pyrgos looks ahead to Scotland's forthcoming warm up match with Ireland. (34822901)

Scottish pride: Glasgow Warriors lynchpin Henry Pyrgos named national captain for World Cup warm-up clash against Ireland

Mark Dodson says there has been a lot of hard work behind the secnes to make rugby sustainable from the grassroots up

SRUcottish Rugby Union reveal record £44million turnover

Greig Tonks (centre) presents new kit to Scotland Unifield squad members Gregor Devine, Calum Lenaghan, Josh Rodgers and Stephen Main, who will compete in a Mixed Ability World Tournament later this summer

Greig Tonks welcomes Warriors in challenge for Scotland Rugby World Cup spot

30/05/15 GUINNESS PRO12 FINAL.MUNSTER v GLASGOW WARRIORS.KINGSPAN STADIUM - BELFAST .Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend prepares ahead of kick off. (33806511)

Glasgow Warriors begin season with French friendly

New Zealander John Hardie has forced his way into Vern Cotter's Scotland World Cup squad

Greig Laidlaw: Scotland entitled to bend the rules to bring in imports like Kiwi John Hardie

Finn Russell sported Scotland new away kit for the 2015-16 season, while Greig Laidlaw wore the traditional home strip

Finn Russell wants Scotland to play the Warriors way

01/06/15 .SCOTSTOUN - GLASGOW .All smiles for Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock following his side's win over Munster in the Guinness PRO12 Final.. (27721756)

Kellock excited as new chapter at Scottish Rugby begins

Warriors sign Clegg

Gregor Townsend is delighted to have signed four players on short-term deals

Glasgow Warriors sign four as Rugby World Cup cover

14/07/15      .MURRAYFIELD - EDINBURGH.Scotland's Matt Scott gets on the ball at training. (32004866)

Scotland centre Matt Scott ready for Rugby World Cup selection fight after shoulder surgery all-clear

Kenny Murray praised head coach Gregor Townsend for his man management skills with the young stars at Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors' young guns have ditched the fear factor as they shoot for the top, says assistant coach Kenny Murray

Scottish rugby player Darren Eales banned for two years following drug violation

Grayson Hart could have signed for Warriors in 2012 before penning a deal with Edinburgh

Warriors debut will be worth the wait for Kiwi Hart

Glasgow Warriors star Mike Blair promotes the 2015/2016 season ticket membership, which has now reached 3,200

Glasgow Warriors' fan base set to break record

Damien Hoyland has impressed Tim Visser during Scotland's training camp

Tim Visser praises Scotland new boys Hoyland and Hughes

Mike Blair promotes Glasgow Warriors' 2015-16 season ticket sales at Scotstoun

Mike Blair sings the praises of Jonny Gray and Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg says competition for places in Scotland's World Cup is intense

Stuart Hogg says Scotland stars fear World Cup chop

30/06/15.CALTON HILL - EDINBURGH.Scotland stars (L/R) Jonny Gray, Ross Ford, Richie Gray and Stuart Hogg offically unveil the new kit the national side will compete in at the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015.. (30611478)

Brutal training camp has put Richie Gray through the grinder but ex-Warriors ace will be in great nick for Rugby World Cup

26/02/12 RBS SIX NATIONS.SCOTLAND V FRANCE (17-23).MURRAYFIELD - EDINBURGH.Nathan Hines waves to the crowd. (30410978)

Vern's Cotter's old school values can help mould Scotland's class of 2015 for Rugby World Cup, says new assistant coach Nathan Hines

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Richie Gray (third from left) helps launch the new Scotland rugby kit on Edinburgh's Calton Hill

Richie Gray reckons brutal preparations have Scotland ready to dish out some World Cup punishment

Dougie Fife has six Scotland caps

Edinburgh pair drafted in to Scotland squad

15/06/15 SCOTLAND TRAINING .RAVENSCRAIG .Scotland's Adam Ashe. (30124200)

Guinness PRO12 final snub is the spur for Glasgow Warriors star Adam Ashe to win back Scotland place for Rugby World Cup

Vern Cotter believes Japan will be targeting Scotland in the upcoming World Cup tournament

Vern Cotter warning over World Cup opponents Japan

Simone Favaro is chasing trophy success at Glasgow Warriors

Simone Favaro raring to get going at Glasgow Warriors

Duncan Taylor's shoulder injury is causing concern ahead of September's Rugby World Cup tournament

Vern Cotter's World Cup injury problems mounting up

Alex Dunbar is heading across the pond for treatment on his knee next week

Glasgow and Scotland ace Dunbar heading to US for treatment

Greig Tonks is prepared to play anywhere in the backline to win a place at the Rugby World Cup

Greig Tonks vows to become a flexible friend in fight for World Cup place

Gregor Townsend

Friends reunited for Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend after Champion Cup draw pairs coach with former club Northampton

Gregor Townsend has signed four new players ahead of the 2015-16 campaign

Warriors sign up four new players as Gregor Townsend seeks squad depth ahead of World Cup call-offs

Murrayfield will host the European Champions Cup final in 2017

Scotland to host European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in 2017

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