Former international referee JP Doyle joins us on the latest episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast to chat about his new role as Scottish Rugby's High Performance Referee Coach.

Ahead of speaking at the Game Development Conference this weekend, Doyle talks about what he learned as a referee, who the most difficult player to referee was and what has impressed him most about the FOSROC Super6 competition.

Commentators Hugh Dan MacLennan & Paul Mitchell also join us to review the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series and to look ahead to the final three rounds of matches.

Edinburgh Rugby's Ben Vellacott and Glasgow Warrior's Sam Johnson join our hosts Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm on this week's Official Scottish Rugby Podcast to look ahead to Saturday's 1872 Cup match.

All roads leads to BT Murrayfield for one of the most highly anticipated 1872 Cup derbies in the professional era, as the two sides go head-to-head for much more than intercity bragging rights on the final day of the regular URC season (Saturday 21 May, kick off 6.30pm).

On this week's episode, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm chat about the latest rugby news including, Glasgow & Edinburgh in European action, the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series and this weekend's Silver Saturday event. Chris is joined by Biggar captain, Abbie Baillie and Cartha Claymores captain, Lynsay Taylor to discuss their involvement in Silver Saturday.

Glasgow Warriors full-back Ollie Smith joins us on this week's podcast to chat about his rugby journey so far and his aspirations for the future. 

Smith also chats about the upcoming 1872 Cup and how he made his Warriors debut against Edinburgh in January 2021, coming off the bench in a 23-22 victory at Scotstoun.

Chris and Rachel are also joined by Adrian Searles from Police Scotland and Gillian Jones-Williams, Managing Director of Emerge Development Consultancy in support of the 'Don't be that Guy' campaign which encourages men to take responsibility for ending sexual violence by changing their attitudes and behaviours towards women.

Scotland and Edinburgh backrower Jamie Ritchie joins us on this week's podcast to chat about his rehab and look ahead to a big game for Edinburgh against Ulster this weekend. Chris Paterson is also joined by Dr James Robson and Professor Craig Ritchie, who tell us all about the new Brain Health Clinic at BT Murrayfield, which has been launched this week.

Scotland International Rachel McLachlan joins Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm on this week's podcast as they look ahead to Italy this Saturday.

Heriot’s captain Ruairidh Leishman also joins us for a chat on the Super6 Sprint Series and ahead to their game against Boroughmuir Bears this weekend.

Gregor Townsend, Sir Ian McGeechan and Chris Paterson share their memories of the late Tom Smith on this week's podcast.

Boroughmuir Bears' Head Coach, Graham Shiel and Ayrshire Bulls' Head Coach Pete Horne look ahead to the opening weekend of the 2022 FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series.

 

Scotland 7s star Lee Jones joins us on this week's podcast to look ahead to a busy weekend of rugby sevens action in Melrose and Singapore and Scotland international Shona Campbell chats about her journey to the Scotland team.

Scotland international Rhona Lloyd and Premiership Final team captains Fergus Scott and Fraser Grant are our guests on this week's podcast.

Rhona tells us how she got into rugby, chats about qualifying for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and looks ahead to their upcoming TikTok Women's Six Nations fixture in Wales.

Fergus and Fraser look back on a successful season as well as what to expect from this weekend's Premiership Final. 

 

Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm looks head to the opening match of this year's TikTok Women's Six Nations against England, Chris and Rachel review the action from last weekend and Chris catches up with Scottish Rugby's Director of Rugby Development to chat about Scottish Rugby Schools Week.

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