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Sep 4, 2015

Scotland need consistency to mix it with the best

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland have made significant progress in the past year but must find greater consistency to make an impact at the World Cup, according to former fullback Hugo Southwell.

New Zealander Vern Cotter coached the Scots to wins over Argentina and Tonga last November before a disappointing Six Nations campaign in which they lost all five matches, though mostly by small margins.

Sep 4, 2015

Bearded Bok Strauss can be Scotland’s wildcard

LONDON (Reuters) – A bearded South-Africa-born backrow forward who becomes eligible to play for Scotland a day after the World Cup starts could be key to their hopes of success in the tournament.

Josh Strauss was the surprise name in coach Vern Cotter’s squad but his form for Glasgow Warriors over the past three years make his selection anything but a gamble.

Sep 4, 2015

Canny Laidlaw is Scotland’s beating heart

LONDON (Reuters) – Tenacious, streetwise and reliable, Greig Laidlaw will be the conductor when he leads Scotland into this year’s World Cup.

The scrumhalf leads his team by example and his courage and spikiness epitomise everything good in Scottish rugby traditions.

Sep 4, 2015

Rugby-Bearded Bok Strauss can be Scotland’s wildcard

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – A bearded South-Africa-born backrow forward who becomes eligible to play for Scotland a day after the World Cup starts could be key to their hopes of success in the tournament.

Josh Strauss was the surprise name in coach Vern Cotter’s squad but his form for Glasgow Warriors over the past three years make his selection anything but a gamble.

Sep 4, 2015

Rugby-Canny Laidlaw is Scotland’s beating heart

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Tenacious, streetwise and reliable, Greig Laidlaw will be the conductor when he leads Scotland into this year’s World Cup.

The scrumhalf leads his team by example and his courage and spikiness epitomise everything good in Scottish rugby traditions.

Sep 4, 2015

Rugby-Scotland need consistency to mix it with the best

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Scotland have made significant progress in the past year but must find greater consistency to make an impact at the World Cup, according to former fullback Hugo Southwell.

New Zealander Vern Cotter coached the Scots to wins over Argentina and Tonga last November before a disappointing Six Nations campaign in which they lost all five matches, though mostly by small margins.

Sep 1, 2015

United hit the panic button with Martial signing

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promised that there would be no panic signings before the transfer deadline but the recruitment of French forward Anthony Martial appears to be exactly that.

Van Gaal has been linked with some of Europe’s leading forwards, including Thomas Mueller, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, but he has turned to 19-year-old Martial to boost his threadbare attacking resources though the deal was yet to be officially confirmed by United or Monaco.

Sep 1, 2015

Soccer-United hit the panic button with Martial signing

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promised that there would be no panic signings before the transfer deadline but the recruitment of French forward Anthony Martial appears to be exactly that.

Van Gaal has been linked with some of Europe’s leading forwards, including Thomas Mueller, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, but he has turned to 19-year-old Martial to boost his threadbare attacking resources though the deal was yet to be officially confirmed by United or Monaco.

Aug 24, 2015

Callow England can build on Ashes success

LONDON (Reuters) – England relished their surprise Ashes win but were soon searching for ways to build on it with an inexperienced team packed with exciting young talent.

Captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to the game-changing players in his side after lifting the Ashes urn on Sunday despite losing the final test at The Oval heavily.

Aug 23, 2015

Analysis – Callow England can build on Ashes success

LONDON (Reuters) – England relished their surprise Ashes win but were soon searching for ways to build on it with an inexperienced team packed with exciting young talent.

Captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to the game-changing players in his side after lifting the Ashes urn on Sunday despite losing the final test at The Oval heavily.