Scotland

Ireland pushes Wallabies into fourth spot

Ireland have moved up one spot following their 50-22 win over Japan while Scotland beat the Wallabies in Sydney 24-19.

Joe Schmidt's Irish side added seven tries to the nine they managed against the USA the week before in Philadelphia as they registered another convincing victory in the second match of their three-game tour of North America and Japan.

Australia are now fourth on the world rankings, just ahead of Scotland.

Scotland leap-frogged South Africa into fifth place.

Genia: 'I was responsible for 14 of Scotland's points'

Genia had one of his worst games in recent memory, with two errors that led directly to Scotland’s opening tries, one an errant pass that led to Tatafu Polota-Nau throwing an intercept and the other a charge down that put Finn Russell over.

“I was responsible for 14 points there with a poor pass and a charge down which was quite big in terms of the result of the game. So, I take responsibility for that and it's obviously disappointing.”

Saracens, Scotland without Maitland

The wing sustained an injury to his right ankle in Sarries' loss to Wasps earlier this month and had surgery this week. He is expected to be out of action for 12 weeks.

Maitland has scored eight tries during his first season with the club after his move from London Irish and will be unavailable for the Premiership semi-final at Exeter Chiefs this Saturday.

The 28-year-old will also miss the decider on May 27, should the holders, who have retained their European Champions Cup crown, reach the domestic showpiece at Twickenham.

Six Nations: England thrash Scotland to equal rugby world record

Yet England, off color so far in this tournament, dazzled at Twickenham to not only retain their Six Nations title but equal the world record of 18 consecutive Test victories for a Tier One side, set by New Zealand last year.

Lewas playing Scotland in third ICC match

The Lewas suffered two big losses in their pool matches this week; first by 118 runs to Bangladesh and then by 236 runs at the hands of Pakistan yesterday.

The match today at the MCA Ground started at 10am local time (2pm PNG time).

Both teams are winless so far and will be desperate for points.

The current standings:

Group A: India (6), Sri Lanka (2), Zimbabwe (2), Ireland (2), Thailand (0)

Group B: Pakistan (4), South Africa (4), Bangladesh (4), Scotland (0), PNG (0).

 

 

Kangaroos: Scotland upset adds to England's fire

The result in Workington, which saw Scotland become the first second-tier nation to gain a point at a Four Nations tournament, means a draw or win against Australia will now guarantee England of a spot in the November 20 final at Anfield, Liverpool.

Impressive Scots steal late draw against Kiwis

The impressive Bravehearts struggled to make the most of their many first-half opportunities to trail 6-4 at the break but with the howling wind at their backs in the second half, the masterful kicking game of Scotland five-eighth Danny Brough caused New Zealand no shortage of headaches in the second.

They snatched the lead for the first time in the match with a 70th-minute Brough penalty goal before two late – and crucially, unconverted – New Zealand tries looked to have sealed the deal.

Seven new faces in Scotland side

Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote and Dragons centre Euan Aitken are among the new faces for Scotland, while Titans prop Luke Douglas and Kane Linnett have also been included in the squad.

Craig Joubert treatment unfair - Cheika

The governing body issued a statement on Monday saying the South African had not made the "appropriate decision".

Cheika, whose side won Sunday's match 35-34, said: "No other referee has had this stuff put out there like that.

"I would have liked my mates to back me up a little more."

Former top referee Jonathan Kaplan, who has mentored Joubert during his career, questioned whether World Rugby should be "criticising one if its own assets".

Scotland beats Samoa 36-33

Captain Greig Laidlaw scored the decisive try in the final seven minutes, though the Scots had to cling on following Motu Matu'u's late score.

Samoa scored through Tusi Pisi, Ma'atulimanu Leiataua and Rey Lee-Lo in a thrilling first half.