John Hardie: Scotland flanker suspended from duty for alleged cocaine use

Hardie started Edinburgh’s Challenge Cup win at London Irish last week Scotland flanker John Hardie’s suspension from Edinburgh and Scotland duty is because of alleged cocaine use, BBC Scotland understands. Scottish Rugby announced on Friday that Hardie would not be considered for selection pending an internal investigation. The union said in a statement that it […]

Scotland flanker Hardie ‘suspended from duty’

Hardie started Edinburgh’s Challenge Cup win at London Irish last week Edinburgh’s Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended from duty pending an internal investigation. The New Zealand-born back-rower, 29, will not be considered for selection for either his club or for Scotland. No further details were given, with a Scottish Rugby statement adding only […]

North, Baker and Webb injury worries for Wales

George North, Dan Baker and Rhys Webb all had injury scares after a potentially damaging day for Wales before the autumn internationals. Forward Baker was carried off on a stretcher in the Ospreys’ 26-21 defeat by Clermont on Sunday with Rhys Webb also leaving the game hurt. Winger North suffered a knee injury as Northampton […]

Exeter grind out victory over Glasgow

Jonny Hill joined Exeter from Gloucester in 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup – Pool Three Exeter (14) 24 Tries: Williams, Hill, Simmonds Cons: Steenson 3 Pens: Steenson Glasgow (10) 15 Tries: Seymour, Jones Con: Russell Pen: Russell Premiership champions Exeter ground out a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign and inflict a first defeat […]