Chris Paterson and Jamie McMillan chat to the captains of Ayrshire Bulls and Watsonians ahead of Sunday’s FOSROC Super6 match between the sides at Millbrae. They also look back at the British & Irish Lions win over South Africa and ahead to the second Test this weekend.
Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend joins us from the British & Irish Lions camp in South Africa ahead of the first Test against the Springboks this weekend. The Lions Assistant Coach tells us how preparations are going and what they’re expecting from the current Rugby World Cup champions. He also reflects on a disappointing summer for Scotland, with all three games cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jamie Ritchie will captain Scotland this summer with games against England A, Romania and Georgia on the horizon and the backrower joins us on this week’s podcast to look ahead to a busy schedule of games. Former Edinburgh lock, Steve Turnbull also joins us to talk about the 2021 Scottish Rugby Community Awards, in his role as Regional Director for Caledonia Midland.
Lead National Team Performance Analyst, Gavin Vaughan joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about his role with Scottish Rugby and to look ahead to his involvement on the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa this summer. Gav talks to Chris Paterson about his journey to Scotland and the role analysis plays in the professional game.
The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast returns this week following a short break and Chris Paterson, Rachel Malcolm and Jamie McMillan are joined by Interim Scotland Head Coach, Mike Blair, to discuss the summer training squad and upcoming Summer Tour. Newly appointed Scotland Under-20 captain, Alex Samuel also joins us to look ahead to this month’s U20 Six Nations Championship.
Chris Paterson and Jamie McMillan are joined by Scotland international Chris Harris, following his recent call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour to South Africa.
On Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re joined by Scottish Rugby’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr James Robson MBE and Scottish Rugby’s Player Liaison Ben Atiga. Ben talks about the Rugby for Life programme, which helps players stay healthy, educate themselves and foster interests and careers for them outside of the game.
Dr James Robson MBE highlights the importance of mental health awareness and also talks about how Scottish Rugby have managed to keep their players safe during the recent pandemic.
Chris Paterson, Jamie McMillan and Rachel Malcolm review the 37-man British & Irish Lions squad selection announced today and throughout the episode we catch up with some of our Scottish Lions.
Duhan van der Merwe, Rory Sutherland and Hamish Watson join us from Edinburgh's new stadium, while Ali Price and Zander Fagerson join us from Scotstoun, with preparations continuing for the 1872 Cup fixture on Friday night.
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg speaks to us ahead of his third tour and Finn Russell calls in from Paris after being selected for his second tour.