International rugby has returned. Scotland and Glasgow Warriors hooker, Fraser Brown and Scotland and Stirling County winger, Rachel Shankland join hosts Al Kellock, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm on this week's podcast. Fraser Brown talks to us about captaining his country for the first time on Friday night, the milestone moments for his team mates and how they were celebrated off the pitch under the COVID-19 restrictions, managing the game against Georgia and preparing for the final game of the Guinness Six Nations against Wales this weekend. Scotland Women debutant, Rachel Shankland gave us an insight into her journey to the national team, how it felt to score against France in her first game and the belief the Scotland Women's team has for the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers.

Scotland and Edinburgh Winger, Darcy Graham joins hosts Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm on this week's podcast to give an insight into the Scotland camp and his return to international rugby where he will face Georgia at BT Murrayfield tomorrow night. Darcy discusses the change from club level to international level, the COVID-19 protocols in place in the Scotland camp and his return to the pitch on Friday night alongside Edinburgh team mates Blair Kinghorn and Duhan Van Der Merwe after missing this year’s Guinness Six Nations due to injury. Chris and Rachel discuss the team announcement including the 6-2 split on the bench, the Heineken Champions Cup Final and Rachel updates us on the women's build up to Scotland v France at Scotstoun on Sunday, kick off 2.20pm.

On this week's podcast Jamie chats with Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend after naming his 40-man squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.

Hosts Al Kellock, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm discuss the selection of three uncapped players - Duhan van der Merwe, Oli Kebble and Scott Steele, returning faces including Blair Cowan and Ritchie Gray, the injured players list and the depth of the squad selected. They also reflect on the second round of the Guinness PRO14 after a late win from Munster over Edinburgh (25-23) and a win for Glasgow at home to Scarlets (20-7).

Professor Jason Leitch and Dr James Robson join us on this week's podcast to give us an update on the current COVID-19 situation and the protocols in place to create a safe Scotland camp for both the men and women's team to return to international rugby this month.

Glasgow Warriors & Scotland second row, Scott Cummings joins us on the podcast alongside hosts Rachel Malcolm, Al Kellock, Chris Paterson and Jamie McMillan to talk about facing Connacht away in the opening round of the Guinness PRO14 this weekend and the season ahead for both Scotland and Glasgow Warriors.

Interim Head Coach, Bryan Easson joins Rachel Malcolm, Al Kellock and Chris Paterson on this weeks Official Scottish Rugby podcast to talk about getting the squad back into camp, their upcoming fixtures against France, Wales and Italy and the goal of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup.
 
Bryan discusses his coaching style and the support from his assistant coaches, the energy in camp and the growing support of the women’s game.  
 
Al, Chris and Rachel catch up on Edinburgh’s disappointing Challenge Cup match from the weekend and look ahead to the Guinness PRO14 restarting.  

September 17, 2020

Episode 69 | Stuart Hogg

Scotland Captain Stuart Hogg joins us on this week’s podcast to discuss life in the premiership, playing alongside newly signed Jonny Gray at Exeter Chiefs and the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup fixtures.

Rachel Malcolm, Al Kellock and Chris Paterson look back at the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals and discuss who they think is going to come out on top in this weekend’s final.

September 3, 2020

Episode 67 | Alex Grove

Former Scotland international Alex Grove is one of our guests on this week’s podcast to talk about his fundraising challenge to swim across the English Channel and Macron’s Senior Marketing Manager Ross Cook talks about the process of designing the new Scotland kit. We also look ahead to Edinburgh’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final this weekend.

August 27, 2020

Episode 66 | Hamish Watson

Scotland and Edinburgh backrower Hamish Watson reflects on the win over Glasgow Warriors and looks ahead to the second match against Danny Wilson’s side in front of a limited number of spectators at BT Murrayfield this Friday night, which will be the first ‘pilot’ event to be held in Scotland since the COVID-19 lockdown.

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