TOKYO — It has been decidedly low-key this week in and around the Scotland team base in the opulent Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in the Shinagawa area of Tokyo. Not in a bad way. It just feels like after nearly three months of training camps and ever-increasing hype, there is nothing left to say or do — it is now time to get into the action. And while they might not be shouting it from the rooftops, there is definitely a deep-rooted sense of belief within the group that tomorrow’s World Cup opener against Ireland is a match they can win.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
There was a carnival atmosphere at Outeniqua Park on Saturday and while it seemed for a time that the Southern Kings were going to spoil CJ Stander’s homecoming, Munster’s superiority shone through in the end as they cantered home.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Oscar Pistorius removed his prosthetic legs in a South African courtroom as part of his defence team’s argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, deserves leniency when he is sentenced on July 6.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
Tue, 15 Mar, 2016
The neutrals may have left Kingsholm disappointed not to have witnessed another monumental Rugby World Cup upset, but Scotland will not care one jot after this bonus-point success kicked their Pool B campaign off in the perfect fashion.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 (€26,857) to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want "blood money", a prosecutor said at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2014
Oscar Pistorius offered 375,000 South African rand (€26,785) to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it because they did not want “blood money”, the double-amputee athlete’s sentencing hearing has been told.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete’s murder trial said.
Tue, 01 Jul, 2014