The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast

The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast

By Scottish Rugby

The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast brings fans exclusive behind the scenes interviews and information, news and discussion from the home of Scottish Rugby. It showcases the game across the country at all levels this podcast offering should be on every Scottish rugby fan's podcast playlist.

Episodes

Pieter de Villiers | Scrum School

Scotland assistant coach, Pieter de Villiers joins Chris and Caroline on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast to chat all things scrums. Ahead of this weekend's Community Game Conference at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, where Pieter is hosting two scrum workshops, he speaks about the link between the physical, tactical and physiological aspects of scrummaging. He also discusses the value of the scrum, interaction with refs and looks ahead to this summer's tour to North and South America.
24/05/2438m 17s

Hollie Davidson & Chelsea Gillespie | Same game, different shirt

Scottish Rugby referees, Hollie Davidson and Chelsea Gillespie join Chris and Caroline on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast. Hollie talks about her recent appointment to referee world champions South Africa this summer, when they take on Portugal in a summer Test. It is another major milestone in Davidson’s career which saw her make history earlier this year, becoming the first female to be part of the officiating team in a Guinness Men’s Six Nations fixture, as an assistant referee in England’s win over Wales at Twickenham. In 2022 she also became the first woman to referee a men’s Six Nations team when Italy played Portugal. Chelsea talks about returning to refereeing after a 10-year hiatus, during a time which saw her contract meningitis and become a Mum. Both talk about their love for refereeing and some of the challenges they face both on and off the pitch.
09/05/2435m 25s

Men’s Premiership Final + Season Review

Chris Paterson, Dale Clancy & Calum Johnston review the 2024 Men's Premiership and National Leagues as the end of season approaches.  They also preview this Saturday's Men's Premiership Final between Hawick and Currie Chieftains and Calum speaks to Shawn Muir from Hawick and Jamie Forbes from Currie ahead of the big game at Mansfield Park.
02/05/2442m 16s

Rachel Malcolm | One to one with Caroline Blair

Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm sits down with Caroline Blair to review their Guinness Women's Six Nations campaign to date, including last weekend's win against Italy in Parma - the first time in 25 years Scotland women have won on Italian soil. She looks ahead to their final match against Ireland in Belfast this weekend - a match which if they win will see them finish third in the table and qualify for both the Rugby World Cup and WXV1. Rachel also talks about her leadership style, the mood in camp and what the support of the fans means to her and the squad, following their first ever home sell at Hive Stadium this month.
26/04/2427m 16s

2024 FOSROC Super Series Sprint | Preview Show

On this week's Offical Scottish Rugby Podcast, Caroline and Chris catch up with some of the players who will be involved in the upcoming FOSROC Super Series Sprint, which gets underway this weekend. Tom Currie from Edinburgh A, Kerry Johnstone from Glasgow Warriors A, Ross McKnight from Stirling Wolves, Corey Tait from Boroughmuir Bears, Finn Duraj from Watsonians, Jake Shearer from Ayrshire Bulls, Sam Derrick from Southern Knights and Lewis Wells from Heriot's all feature in our preview show as we look ahead to the first round of matches. The first game is between Southern Knights and Edinburgh A at the Greenyards on Friday 19 April (kick-off 7.35pm) and will be live on BBC ALBA.
16/04/2435m 50s

Louise McMillan | It's all about Lou

Scotland international Louise McMillan joins us on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast to reflect on her 50th cap for Scotland against France last month. Louise chats to Caroline and Chris about the upcoming sold-out match against England at Hive Stadium this weekend and why their first ever sell out means so much to the players. She talks about her journey to the Scotland team, the growth of the women's game in Scotland, including the benefits of the new Celtic Challenge competition, and her love for Taylor Swift.  
11/04/2420m 35s

Meryl Smith | Seeking home comforts

Scotland full-back Meryl Smith joins Caroline and Chris on this week's podcast to chat about the historic win against Wales in Cardiff. Smith, who plays for Bristol Bears, also looks ahead to Saturday's match against France in the Guinness Women's Six Nations at Hive Stadium and talks about some of the differences playing full-back, compared to centre or stand-off.    
28/03/2422m 57s

Matt Banahan | International rugby player to international rugby coach

Scotland women's attack coach Matt Banahan joins Caroline and Chris on this week's podcast. The former England international, who played for Gloucester and Bath, hung up his boots in 2021 and joined Bryan Easson's coaching team in 2023, ahead of their successful WXV 2 campaign in South Africa. Ahead of this year's Guinness Women's Six Nations, which gets underway this weekend, Banahan chats about the growth of the women's game, transitioning from player to coach and what their priorities are for the campaign ahead.
21/03/2427m 0s

Dr James Robson MBE | End of an era

Scottish Rugby’s former Chief Medical Officer and current Scotland Team Doctor, Dr James Robson MBE joins Caroline and Chris on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast ahead of his final game this weekend. Robson will retire following this weekend's match against Ireland, after 33 years at Scottish Rugby. He reflects on some of the highs and lows of his career, chats about that moment when he lifted the Calcutta Cup last month following Scotland's win over England and looks ahead to life after rugby. This is a wide-ranging and emotional chat with a man who has given so much to Scottish Rugby over the last three decades.
12/03/2433m 25s

Andy Christie, Rachel Malcolm & Emma Orr

On this week's podcast Chris and Caroline are in the Scotland men's team hotel to speak to backrower, Andy Christie, who has made an impact off the bench during the last couple of rounds of the Guinness Men's Six Nations. Andy talks about coming back from injury, the win over England and looks ahead to this weekend's match against Italy in Rome. He also chats about the work he does for charities, including being a Patron for Show Racism the Red Card. Chris and Caroline then head to Hive Stadium to catch up with Scotland women's captain Rachel Malcolm and centre Emma Orr, ahead of the upcoming Guinness Women's Six Nations, which kicks off in just over two weeks.
06/03/2441m 4s

Rory Darge & Ewan Ashman | Leadership, friendship & Calcutta Cup

Scotland co-captain Rory Darge and hooker Ewan Ashman join us on this week's Official Scottish Rugby Podcast.  Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair chat to them about leadership, their friendship and look ahead to this weekend's highly-anticipated Calcutta Cup match against England at Scottish Gas Murrayfield. If selected it will be their first involvement in the historic fixture.  
21/02/2425m 27s

Six Nations catch up with Chris and Caroline

This week our hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair chat about the recent matches in both the U20 Six Nations and Guinness Men's Six Nations. Scotland men are one from two after the first two rounds of matches and next up they host England at Scottish Gas Murrayfield on Saturday 24 February. Meanwhile, Scotland U20 have narrowly lost their first two matches as they get set to welcome England to Hive Stadium on Friday 23 February. Chris and Caroline review both tournaments so far from a Scotland perspective.
16/02/2429m 33s

Kenny Murray | Developing the next generation of Scotland players

Scotland Under-20 Head Coach Kenny Murray joins Chris and Caroline this week to chat about the upcoming home games against France and England at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh. Kenny looks back on the game against Wales and chats about his excitement at helping to develop the next generation of Scotland players.
07/02/2427m 43s

James Gay-Rees | The story behind Six Nations: Full Contact on Netflix

Award winning British film producer, James Gay-Rees joins Chris and Caroline on this week's Official Scottish Rugby Podcast to chat about his brand new docuseries, Six Nations: Full Contact. The behind the scenes documentary, which is now available to watch on Netflix, follows Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France and Italy during last year's Guinness Six Nations. James chats about the process of pitching the series to Netflix, some of the challenges they faced over the last 12 months and what suprised him when he was making the series.
31/01/2431m 0s

Finn Russell & Blair Kinghorn | Netflix, Scotland, Six Nations

Scotland duo Finn Russell and Blair Kinghorn join Caroline and Chris on this week's epsiode to talk about the new Netflix docu-series, Six Nations: Full Contact, which has been released today. Both players feature heavily throughout and in the first epsiode you see Finn at home in Paris with his family. The pair also look ahead to the Guinness Six Nations and the opening match against Wales a week on Saturday, while Finn talks about being named co-captain for the Championship.
24/01/2426m 46s

2024 Guinness Six Nations Preview

Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair return for the first podcast of 2024 and this week they're joined by four members of Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad for the upcoming Guinness Men's Six Nations. Duhan van der Merwe, Ben Healy, Kyle Rowe and Harry Paterson look ahead to the Championship getting underway in just over two weeks.
18/01/2438m 45s

2023 Christmas Special

We can't believe it but here we are, the final episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast for 2023! We are delighted to bring you one last chat with hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair as they look back on stand out moments from this year. You'll hear from Luke Crosbie, Francesca McGhie, Pete Horne, Caity Mattinson, Jamie Ritchie and many more in this Christmas Special.
12/12/2344m 5s

Ewan Ashman & Johnny Matthews | The Auld Acquaintance

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Edinburgh Rugby's Ewan Ashman and Glasgow Warrior's Johnny Matthews. Joined by hosts Chris and Caroline, they look ahead to the upcoming 1872 Cup clashes at Scotstoun and with exactly a month to go the deciding 'Auld Acquaintance' fixture at Scottish Gas Murrayfield - on Saturday 30th December. Don't miss this very special episode!
30/11/2333m 46s

FOSROC Super Series Final Preview

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Ayrshire Bulls Bobby Beattie and Stirling Wolves Marcus Holden as we look ahead to this weekend's 2023 FOSROC Super Series Championship Final. Bobby and Marcus join Caroline to discuss the 2023 season as well as some of their clubs’ best bits throughout this past year.
16/11/2322m 8s

Dan King | Semi Finals Preview

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Heriot's Rugby's Dan King.  Chris and Caroline reflect on the FOSROC Super Series Championship and look ahead to this weekend's Semi Finals as Heriots take on Stirling Wolves (Friday 10 Nov, kick off 7.35pm) while Watsonians face Ayrshire Bulls (Saturday 11 Nov, kick off 5pm). Dan also talks through his experience within Scotland Under-20's set up. 
09/11/2326m 29s

Rachel Malcolm & Emma Wassell | WXV 2 Champions

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby's Podcast, we are delighted to be joined that by Scotland internationals Rachel Malcolm and Emma Wassell. The women join Joe Anderson straight off the plane from South Africa to reflect on the inaugural WXV 2 tournament after being crowned champions.  Chris and Caroline also catch up on the United Rugby Championship so far and look ahead to this weekend's fixtures: Glasgow face Stormers on Friday evening and Edinburgh travel to Leinster on Saturday afternoon. 
02/11/2332m 44s

Emma Wassell & Bruce Millar | Consistency is Key

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by two special guests: sports commentator and Watsonian's Women's Coach, Bruce Millar and Scotland internationalist, Emma Wassell. Bruce joins Chris Paterson to discuss team performances throughout the FOSROC Super Series championship thus far as well as looking ahead to Round 13 this weekend with competition for a semi-final spot being fierce.  Emma then joins Tom Sole from camp in South Africa to review Scotland's WXV 2 performances as well as her thoughts on the trajectory for the women's game.
26/10/2338m 30s

Gary Heatly | WXV 2 Preview

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by journalist, Gary Heatly, as we look back on Scotland's Rugby World Cup performance and ahead to this weekend's first WXV 2 fixture v South Africa. You can listen or watch at any time to the full episode on the Scottish Rugby website, Spotify, PodBean and more.
12/10/2328m 23s

Bryan Easson | All To Play For

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Women Head Coach, Bryan Easson. Chris and Caroline get his take on this weekend's final Pool B fixture v Ireland and looks ahead to the new women's competition - WXV - commencing in South Africa. You can listen to the full episode here or watch the best bits on YouTube.
05/10/2342m 13s

Grant Gilchrist | Looking Ahead To Romania

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland international Grant Gilchrist.  Joining Chris at the team hotel in Nice, Grant reviews Scotland's performance against Tonga, looks ahead to Romania and reminisces on his time playing alongside Stuart McInally - who has now retired from international rugby. You can listen to the full episode now on the Scottish Rugby website, Spotify, PodBean and more.
28/09/2318m 18s

Jim Telfer | Looking Ahead To Tonga

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scottish former rugby union coach and player, Jim Telfer. Chris and Caroline review Scotland's performance against current champions South Africa, look ahead to Tonga and reminisce on Jim's own Rugby World Cup experiences. You can listen to the full episode now on the Scottish Rugby website, Spotify, PodBean and more.
21/09/2341m 45s

Scotland v Spain Preview

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland women stars Chloe Rollie and Lana Skeldon. Caroline catches up with Chloe and Lana on their return to camp as the team continue preparations for their Autumn Test later this month v Spain (30 Sept). Make sure to join us for a very fun episode as they chat all things WXV, Rugby World Cup and spending days off with Highland Cows.
14/09/2332m 39s

Kyle Steyn | Wearing The Thistle

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland winger Kyle Steyn.  Kyle joins Chris and Caroline to discuss his international career to date including the recent Famous Grouse Nations Series, his elation being selected for the Rugby World Cup and excitement of joining the girl dad club soon.  Chris and Caroline also preview Scotland's first 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool B fixture v South Africa (Sunday 10 September).
06/09/2331m 40s

Community Game Special: Part Two

We bring you a special episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast this week with part two of the community game special and the return of club rugby hosts Caitlin Gould and Calum Johnston as they delve into the upcoming men's premiership season.
31/08/2329m 44s

Special | 2023 Rugby World Cup Squad

This week we bring you a very special episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast... We are delighted to be joined by a host of players selected to represent Scotland in the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France – including Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Jamie Ritchie, Rory Darge, Scott Cummings, Ewan Ashman and Ben White.
24/08/2343m 35s

Community Game Special: Part One

We bring you a very special episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast this week with the introduction of club rugby hosts Caitlin Gould and Calum Johnston as they delve into the upcoming women's season.
17/08/2325m 15s

Travelling To France With Special Guests

On this episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by a variety of special guests including Dave Cherry, Tommy Seymour, Jamie Ritchie, and Sam Skinner. Chris and Caroline catch up with Dave on last weekend's remarkable victory over France as well as how the team are preparing for their second meet this weekend in Saint Etienne. There is also a special segment from The Famous Grouse Clubhouse, hosted by Tommy Seymour, looking ahead to the upcoming Rugby World Cup - with live audience.
10/08/2335m 20s

Cameron Redpath | Making Moves

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland international and Bath center, Cameron Redpath. Hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair catch up with Cameron on his career to date; including his school and club rugby experiences; his motivation to become a professional rugby player; his dad's influence and his future aspirations.
03/08/2343m 41s

First Up: Italy

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair look ahead to the upcoming Famous Grouse Nations Series. They discuss Gregor Townsend's Scotland team selection v Italy, including the return of Darcy Graham and Rory Darge named as captain. Tickets are still available for this weekend's opening match against Italy via scottishrugby.org. 
27/07/2331m 43s

Ollie Smith | Finding Your Vocation

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back, Ollie Smith reflects on his career to date, talks to us about how preparations are going for the upcoming matches against Italy, France and Georgia ahead of the Rugby World Cup in France later in the year and he tells us why his Dad is his biggest supporter.
20/07/2330m 52s

Scottish Gas Murrayfield with special guests

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to announce the partnership between Scottish Gas, the largest home energy supplier in the UK, and Scottish Rugby to help the rugby community across Scotland reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.  Caroline Blair is joined by a variety of special guests including Scottish Rugby’s Chief Executive Mark Dodson, Managing Director of British Gas Net Zero Andrew Middleton, Scottish Rugby’s Sustainability Ambassador, and current GB 7s player Jamie Farndale, and Scotland women's player Emma Wassell. 
14/07/2319m 58s

Stuart McInally | 47 Caps & Counting

We're back! Stay with us as we keep you close to all the action from within Scottish Rugby as the men's national team prepare for this year's World Cup. On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are joined by Scotland internationalist Stuart McInally as they reminisce on his incredible career to date. McInally talks about his journey into professional rugby; the physical and mental step up to test rugby; his first cap away to Italy back in 2015; what leadership means to him; and how he knew post World Cup was the right time to hang up his boots. 
06/07/2326m 45s

Eilidh Sinclair | AP15s Final Preview

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland and Exeter Chiefs winger Eilidh Sinclair.  Eilidh joins Chris Paterson for a deep dive into her rugby journey so far; her breadth of experience in both 15s and 7s; her time in Australia; and her recent performance that secured Exeter Chiefs their semi-final victory. They also look ahead to this Saturday's Allianz Premier 15s final as they seek to make history against Westcountry rivals Gloucester-Hartpury - live on BBC iPlayer (kick off 3.30pm).
22/06/2324m 19s

Community Game Conference with Neil Graham

On the special edition of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scottish Rugby’s Head of Game Development, Neil Graham. Chris and Caroline chat all things game development with Neil including the upcoming Community Game Conference – this Sunday 11 June at BT Murrayfield. If you’re a school, club or match official make sure you reserve your space for this year’s Community Game Conference via SCRUMS and get along to what promises to be a fantastic day.
08/06/239m 48s

Pat MacArthur | Building Consistency

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Ayrshire Bulls Head Coach, Pat MacArthur.  Pat catches up with Chris Paterson on his transition from player to coach, Ayrshire Bulls season so far. They also look ahead to this weekend when the Bulls take on Heriots Rugby and battle it out for the FOSROC Super Series Sprint Winner’s title on Friday evening at Millbrae, kick-off 7.35pm Chris is also joined by host Tom Sole to discuss the remaining four teams playing in a Super Series Saturday double header at Meggetland this weekend (kick off’s 3pm & 5pm). 
25/05/2324m 50s

Ben Cairns | All To Play For

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Heriots Rugby Head Coach, Ben Cairns. Ben joins Chris and Caroline to discuss life after international rugby, his move into coaching with Stirling and now Heriots Rugby and looks ahead to Round 6 of the FOSROC Super Series Sprint - with everything to play for. 
18/05/2330m 40s

Bryan Easson | Breaking Records

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson. Bryan catches up with hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson on all things TikTok Women's Six Nations: including the emotions around the team's first back-to-back win since 2006 as well as achieving a record crowd at DAM Health Stadium. They also look ahead to the WXV Championship in South Africa later in the year. 
11/05/2326m 10s

2023 Silver Saturday

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by several special guests as we look forward to this year's Silver Saturday at BT Murrayfield & DAM Health Stadium. Hosts Caroline Blair and Tom Sole are joined by Hawick captain, Matthew Carryer, and Marr captain, Conor Bickerstaff, to discuss preparations ahead of this Saturday's Cup Final.  Scottish Rugby Development team, Caitlin Gould and Calum Johnston preview all seven games across the day with a special emphasis on the women's side - namely the Sarah Beany Cup.  Finally, we are delighted to be joined by ex-internationalists Rhona Hume and Mary Pat McFarlane who reminisce on their days playing alongside Sarah and how important the Cup still is today. 
03/05/2333m 43s

Helen Nelson | All The Way To 50

On this very special episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland internationalist, Helen Nelson, as she sits down with Chris Paterson to discuss her career to date - after making her 50th appearance for Scotland last Saturday. 
27/04/2326m 49s

Lisa Thomson | Travelling The World

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland internationalist Lisa Thomson. After receiving her 50th cap for Scotland last Saturday Lisa joins hosts Caroline Blair, Chris Paterson, and Rachel Malcolm to discuss her career to date. They take time to reflect on her journey from Jed Minis to Murrayfield Wanderers to Melrose ladies to her international debut against England at Broadwood in the 2016 Six Nations opener and more recently her involvement in GB sevens.  
20/04/2322m 28s

Francesca McGhie | Rapid Rise

On this week's Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, Scotland international Francesca McGhie talks to Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson inside the Scotland camp. She talks about her rapid rise to international rugby, having only started playing the game in 2018 and how the recent Celtic Challenge helped her on her way to win her first Scotland cap against England. Caroline and Chris also review last weekend's action in the FOSROC Super Series Sprint and European Challenge Cup.
14/04/2337m 19s

Coreen Grant | Get Acquainted

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast Caroline Blair catches up with Scotland internationalist Coreen Grant.  They explore Coreen's progression from Murrayfield Wanderers to Durham University to professional rugby with Scotland and her current club Saracens. They also discuss her passions beyond rugby, working part time as a journalist and environmental activism. Caroline is also joined by Chris Paterson and Scotland Captain Rachel Malcolm to look ahead to the third round of the TikTok Women's Six Nations v France next Saturday and the unforgettable evening at Scotstoun that booked Glasgow Warriors their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
05/04/2330m 43s

Caity Mattinson | A Sense of Belonging

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland internationalist and Worcester Warriors scrum half, Caity Mattinson.  Alongside host Caroline Blair they discuss Caity's Scotland debut during the Rugby World Cup 2021 Final Qualification Tournament match against Colombia - after the new eligibility rule meant Caity qualified to play for Scotland in 2022. Born in Inverness and playing rugby since age seven Caroline explores Caity's passion for the sport, her sense of belonging in the squad and what to expect from this year's TikTok Women's Six Nations.   
30/03/2323m 40s

Rachel Malcolm & Evie Wills | Back In Camp

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Captain Rachel Malcolm and inside centre Evie Wills.  Alongside hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair, the women preview the 2023 TikTok Women's Six Nations fixtures and the cohesion of this year's squad.  Tickets are still available for all three home fixtures at DAM Health Stadium via scottishrugby.org
23/03/2323m 25s

Peter Horne | Enjoying What You Do

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland internationalist turned skills coach, Pete Horne.  Hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair join him in the Scotland team hotel to catch up on all things Guinness Six Nations ahead of the final weekend. They also deep dive into Pete's journey so far, from his career aspirations at Glasgow Warriors and Scotland's coaching set up to what motivated him to remain in rugby post retirement.   
16/03/2331m 15s

Stuart Hogg | Journey of a Centurion

Only three in every 1000 international rugby players ever reach the momentous Centurion milestone of 100 international caps. On this very special episode you will hear from two of Scottish Rugby's Centurions. British & Irish Lion and Scotland internationalist, Stuart Hogg, sits down with Chris Paterson to discuss his career to date as he prepares to make his 100th appearance for Scotland this Sunday.
10/03/2347m 11s

Jamie Bhatti | Life in Scotland camp

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Internationalist and Glasgow Warriors prop, Jamie Bhatti.  Jamie tells Chris and Caroline about his journey to international rugby, his time at Melrose as a youth and the influence of John Dalziel. He also talks about life after rugby and why he's learning to fly.  Scotland are currently in a fallow week before returning to BT Murrayfield for their second home fixture v Ireland on Sunday 12 March (kick off 3pm).  
02/03/2336m 44s

Pieter de Villiers | Coaching Scotland

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Scrum Coach, Pieter de Villiers.  Alongside hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair, he chats about the mood in camp, the mindset of the players after two victories, and what he's most looking forward to this Sunday when Scotland travel to France for Round 3 of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.  Pieter also reminisces about his own time with France, earning 69 caps in an eight-year Test career and four Six Nations titles. 
23/02/2322m 56s

Tommy Seymour | Life after rugby

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by former Scotland and British and Irish Lions winger Tommy Seymour. Hosts Chris Paterson and Caroline Blair discuss life in retirement, his return to Scottish Rugby, within the commercial realm, and how he found himself at Glasgow Warriors all those years ago.  They also discuss the first two rounds of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations and look ahead to the challenge France pose at home (Sunday 26 February, kick off 3pm)
16/02/2335m 7s

Luke Crosbie & Rudi Brown | Talented Openside Duo

On this week's Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by two Scotland internationalists, Luke Crosbie and Rudi Brown.  Chris and Caroline are in camp this week to chat all things Calcutta Cup with Edinburgh Rugby's, Luke Crosbie; from the lowdown on Scotland's scintillating win at Twickenham last Saturday, what the victory meant to the team and how preparations are going for their first home fixture against Wales at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (11 February, kick off 4.45pm). They also catch up with Scotland Under-20 flanker, Rudi Brown, following their narrow defeat to England at Twickenham Stoop on Friday night. Rudi talks about his rugby journey so far and what it's like stepping onto the international stage at nineteen. 
09/02/2330m 27s

Sean Maitland | Back in the fold

It's Calcutta Cup week! And we are delighted to be joined by Scotland and British & Irish Lions wing, Sean Maitland, on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast. Sean talks to Chris and Caroline about his elation after being named in Gregor Townsend's squad ahead of this years Guinness Six Nations, his love for Saracens, and what life might hold after rugby.    
31/01/2326m 13s

Women’s Tennent’s Premiership Final

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast Caroline is joined by Rugby Development Communications Manager, Caitlin Gould, Corstorphine Cougars captain, Emma Turner, and Stirling County captain, Katie Lindsay to chat all things Tennent’s Women’s Premiership Final.   Emma and Katie discuss their anticipation for this Saturday's final (28 January) after defeating Watsonian FC and Heriot’s Blues respectively in the semi-final play-offs earlier this month. Coverage at Bridgehaugh will start from 1.20pm on the Scottish Rugby website with commentary from Stuart McFarlane.
26/01/2327m 12s

Ruaridh McConnochie

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast we are delighted to be joined by one of the four uncapped players named in Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad, Ruaridh McConnochie.  The London-born Bath wing, 31, joins hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson to discuss his excitement to fulfil his "childhood dream" of playing for Scotland. Following the change of rules can represent the country of his parents' birth because three years have passed since his last England cap. We also hear from Director of Rugby Development, Gav Scott, Scottish Rugby Game Development Manager, Sinclair Patience and Scotland International players Murphy Walker and Elliann Clarke as they welcome the 'Scrum School' development programme.
20/01/2335m 55s

Rob Wainwright | Doddie Aid 2023

To kick off the first episode of 2023 we are delighted to be joined by former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, Rob Wainwright.  Rob joins host Chris Paterson during the second week of this year's Doddie Aid - a virtual mass-participation exercise event he founded to help raise funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation which invests in research to find meaningful treatments for Motor Neuron Disease (MND). There's still time to get involved by visiting doddieaid.com
12/01/2328m 1s

Best of 2022 Special

Join us as we take a look back through the best moments of 2022.  From Matt Fagerson winning player of the match at the Calcutta Cup, Mike Adamson talking through the highlights of his referring career, Heather Lockhart reviewing the World Cup in New Zealand, Hamish Watson exploring his journey to the international stage to remembering Tom Smith and Doddie Weir OBE.   
29/12/2229m 42s

Christmas Special 2022 | Jamie Ritchie & Rachel Malcolm

On this year's Christmas Special and final episode of 2022, hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are joined by Scotland Captain's Jamie Ritchie, and Rachel Malcolm to reflect on the past year. They discuss how they spend Christmas, their favourite things about this time of year as well as their milestone moments of 2022. 
16/12/2235m 0s

Judy Murray | Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks

Judy Murray joins host, Rachel Malcom on the last episode of this series of Powering Conversation, powered by SP Energy Networks. They chat through her career in tennis as well as spending time on the golf course.
16/12/2241m 35s

Don’t Be That Guy | Ben Atiga and Adrian Searle

On this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast host Caroline Blair is joined by ex-player and Player Development Manager, Ben Atiga, as well as Police Scotland's Communications Manager, Adiran Searle, to discuss the second phase of the Don't Be That Guy campaign. Listen to their conversation as they discuss how men can take responsibility for ending sexual violence by changing their attitudes and behaviours towards women as well as challenging those of their peers. 
07/12/2228m 53s

Remembering Doddie Weir with Jill Douglas & Jim Telfer

In this week's special episode hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are joined by Jill Douglas and Jim Telfer to share their memories of the late Doddie Weir.  They remember Doddie’s colourful and positive character both on and off the pitch whether it be for his athletic and eye-catching performances in the Dark Blue of Scotland or for the inspirational response to his MND diagnosis.    
01/12/2227m 47s

Eve Muirhead | Powering Conversations with SP Energy Networks

Rachel Malcolm is joined by Scottish former curler skip of the winning 2022 British Olympic Curling team Eve Muirhead in this week's special podcast episode of Powering Conversation, powered by SP Energy Networks to talk through her professional curling career. 
29/11/2227m 46s

Lee Jones | Autumn Nation Series Wrap Up

After a thrilling win over Argentina on Saturday and wrapping up this year's Autumn Nation Series we are delighted to be joined by former Scotland Internationalist Lee Jones. Lee joins Chris and Caroline to discuss life in retirement, his riveting career and who he will be supporting in the upcoming 1872 cup.  Chris and Caroline discuss Scotland's performance across all four fixtures and look ahead to next year. 
24/11/2235m 25s

Fagerson & Shoeman | Preparing for the Pumas

Ahead of the final Autumn Nation Series fixture on Saturday 19 November we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Internationalists Zander Fagerson and Pierre Shoeman.  Joining us in the team hotel after a day's training, they discuss life in Scotland camp, the dynamic between them both - being roommates as well as teammates and play 'Most likely to [...]' games.  Chris and Caroline discuss the Autumn tests so far and look ahead to this weekend's fixture against Argentina. 
17/11/2238m 14s

Gregor Townsend | Preparing for New Zealand

Ahead of the third Autumn Nation Series fixture on Sunday 13 November we are delighted to be joined by Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend.  Joining us straight from training Gregor talks through team selection for this Sunday's test against the All Blacks. Chris and Caroline discuss his decision to put forward an experienced side, as well as how well Finn Russell has slotted back into the squad following Adam Hasting's injury last Saturday. They also take some time to explore the sense of brotherhood and the fun side to life in Scotland camp.
11/11/2231m 55s

Mike Blair | From Club to Country

Ahead of the second Autumn Nation Series fixture on Saturday 5 November we are delighted to be joined by Edinburgh Head Coach Mike Blair to explore their URC season so far.  Mike reflects on his own experiences in international sport, his move into coaching and the incredible home support at DAM Health Stadium.  Caroline and Chris also discuss Scotland's narrow loss to Australia last Saturday, and what to expect from Townsend's men this weekend. 
04/11/2248m 12s

Journey to the International Stage with Blair Kinghorn

Special Podcast Edition: Journey to the International Stage Electric fly-half and one of Edinburgh Rugby's most exciting backline talents Blair Kinghorn, sits down with Scotland legend, Chris Paterson, to explore his rugby career thus far. They explore the highs and lows of international rugby and candidly discuss Kinghorn's transition from football to rugby, motivations in life, and journey to the Scotland team. 
01/11/2237m 27s

Countdown to Australia | Dave Rennie

Ahead of the Autumn Nation Series opener against Australia on Saturday 29 October we are delighted to be joined by Australian Head Coach Dave Rennie to explore preparations in camp as well as what they're expecting from Scotland. Dave reflects on his time at Glasgow Warriors, the incredible home support in Scotland, and atmosphere at BT Murrayfield on match days. Caroline is also joined by full-back Liam McNamara from Ayrshire Bulls and hooker Cal Davies from Watsonians ahead of this weekend's FOSROC Super6 Championship Final at DAM Health, Edinburgh (Sunday 30 Oct, kick off 4.45pm).
27/10/2238m 34s

Matt & Zander Fagerson | Scotland Squad Reactions

Scotland Internationalists Rachel Malcolm and Caity Mattinson join us this week from in camp all the way from New Zealand. They talk about the mood in camp following their narrow defeat against Australia, and their visit to Far North iwi Ngātiwai to learn more about Te Ao Māori with a welcome and cultural exchange at Ngunguru Marae. Hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson also chat about Gregor Townsend's squad ahead of the Autumn Nation Series and are joined by Matt and Zander Fagerson to discuss their delight at being named in the squad. They go on to chat about last weekend's United Rugby Championship, and the upcoming match against Australia at BT Murrayfield (Sat 29th Oct).
21/10/2243m 59s

Heather Lockhart | Scotland v Australia Preview

Scotland Captain Rachel Malcolm and Sports Scientist Fraser Menzies join us this week from in camp all the way from New Zealand. They talk about the mood in camp following their last minute defeat against Wales, team nutrition and overall preparations ahead of Australia on Saturday.  Hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are also joined by ex Scotland Internationalist and commentator, Heather Lockhart, to chat about all the latest rugby news, including last weekend's United Rugby Championship, Round 9 of the FOSROC Super6 Championship and the upcoming Autumn Nation Series.
13/10/2246m 47s

Rachel Corsie | Powering Conversations with SP Energy Networks

Rachel Malcolm is joined by Professional footballer Rachel Corsie in this weeks special podcast episode of Powering Conversation, powered by SP Energy Networks to talk through her involvement with the Scotland national team and her career highlights to date. 
11/10/2235m 42s

Dr James Robson | Brain Health Clinic

This week, on the Official Scottish Podcast, hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are joined by Scottish Rugby’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr James Robson MBE to discuss the paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  Dr Robson highlights the important role rugby has played in supporting research into the effects of concussion and brain health in recent years, as well as the impact of setting up the Brain Health clinic.
06/10/2239m 16s

Gary Heatly & Anne Young | Looking ahead to the Rugby World Cup

Scotland Internationalists Rachel Malcolm and Anne Young join us this week from in camp all the way from New Zealand. They talk about travelling to the southern hemisphere, their excitement for the upcoming Rugby World Cup fixtures and preparations in camp so far.  Hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson are also joined by Freelance Journalist, Gary Heatly, to chat about all the latest rugby news, including last weekend's United Rugby Championship, the closing weekend of the Rugby Championship and an exciting Round 7 of the FOSROC Super6 Championship. 
29/09/2253m 6s

Kim James | Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks

Rachel Malcolm is joined by Kim James in this weeks episode of Powering Conversation, powered by SP Energy Networks to talk through her involvement with Lismore RFC and her recent battle with breast cancer.
22/09/2216m 55s

Scotland squad named for Rugby World Cup

Scotland Internationalists Rachel Malcolm, Emma Wassell, Lisa Thomson, Shona Campbell and Evie Wills and Head Coach Bryan Easson join us on this week's special Rugby World Cup episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast. They look back on the highs and lows of their Rugby World Cup qualification journey, their excitement for the upcoming fixtures and their families reactions to selection.  Hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson also chat about all the latest rugby news, including the opening weekend of the United Rugby Championship, Men's and Women's Tennent's Premiership and The Rugby Championship.
15/09/2258m 20s

Chloe Rollie & Helen Nelson | Scotland v Spain Preview

Scotland Internationalists Chloe Rollie and Helen Nelson join us from camp on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast. Chloe and Helen review the Summer Test opener against USA and look ahead to this Sunday's final fixture against Spain before heading off to New Zealand for the Women's Rugby World Cup. Hosts Caroline Blair and Chris Paterson chat about all the latest rugby news, including Scotland 7s Rugby World Cup in South Africa this weekend, the men's and women's Tennent's Premiership and The Rugby Championship. 
08/09/2249m 22s

Ciera Campbell | Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks

Scotland Captain and Host Rachel Malcolm is joined by Strathendrick Men’s Head Coach Ciera Campbell on the next episode of Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks Season 2. Listen to their conversation as they discuss how Ciera got involved in rugby in general, her career highlights, and receiving her Young Person’s award in the 2022 Community Recognition. 
05/09/2215m 3s

Ciaran Beattie & Jamie Farndale | Rugby World Cup Sevens

Scotland 7s Head Coach Ciaran Beattie and captain Jamie Farndale join us from LA on this week's episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast. Ciaran and Jamie review the final round of the World Rugby Sevens Series and look ahead to next weekend's Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa. Caroline Blair, who is a new guest host on the podcast, chats to Chris Paterson about all the latest rugby news, including a review of Scotland's narrow defeat to USA, Round 4 of the FOSROC Super6 Championship, the men's and women's Tennent's Premiership and The Rugby Championship.
02/09/2254m 57s

Summer Tests Preview | Scotland v USA

Chris Paterson is joined by former Scotland internationals, Donna Kennedy and Lynne Reid, to preview this weekend's Summer Test opener against USA and look ahead to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Kennedy, the most capped Scotland player ever and Reid, the last player to captain a Scotland women's team at a Rugby World Cup, reminisce about playing for Scotland and reflect on what it is like to play at a Rugby World Cup. Chris also catches up with the Marr and Heriot's captains to look ahead to the start of the Men's Tennent's Premiership, which gets underway this weekend.
26/08/2227m 44s

Hollie Davidson | Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks

Scotland Captain and Host Rachel Malcolm is joined by professional rugby union referee Hollie Davidson on the first episode of Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks Season 2. Listen to their conversation as they discuss how it all started as well as highlights of her impressive career so far. 
22/08/2220m 2s

Summer Tests Preparation | Tyrone Holmes and Francesco Sella

Scotland Women Assistant Coach Tyrone Holmes and Strength and Conditioning Coach Francesco Sella join hosts Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm on this week's podcast to chat about Scotland women's upcoming Summer Tests and deep dive into training preparations. Chris and Rachel also review last weekend's international rugby results as well as the second round of the FOSROC Super6 Championship. Chris Paterson also chats to Tennent's Women Premiership Captains about the upcoming season and what to expect from both Watsonians and Garioch. 
18/08/2244m 16s

Jen Beattie | Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks

Scotland and Arsenal football player Jen Beattie joins Rachel Malcolm on an episode of Powering Conversation with SP Energy Networks. Listen to their conversation from Season 1 as they discuss highlights of her career as well as battling injury and breast cancer.  Season 2 coming soon.
15/08/2216m 56s

Mike Adamson | Refereeing Guinness Six Nations to Rugby Championship

Scottish referee Mike Adamson joins Chris Paterson from Argentina on this week's podcast to chat about what it was like refereeing a Rugby Championship match for the first time, when he took charge of Argentina v Australia last weekend. He also looks ahead to this weekend's re-match between the sides, where he will be Assistant Referee. Mike talks about the pressures of being a referee, as well as how they preview and review matches. Chris is also joined once again by Rachel Malcolm to review the first round of the FOSROC Super6 Championship and look ahead to Scotland women's upcoming Summer Tests.
11/08/2241m 45s

FOSROC Super6 Preview

Hosts Jo Wilson, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm preview the 2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship. They look ahead to the opening weekend of fixtures, starting with Ayrshire Bulls v Heriot's Rugby on Friday with Head Coaches Finlay Gillies and Pat MacArthur. Jo, Chris and Rachel also discuss the appointment of Franco Smith as Glasgow Warrior's new Head Coach.
04/08/2231m 2s

2022 Summer Tour Review with Jo Wilson & Chris Paterson

Jo Wilson and Chris Paterson dissect Scotland's Summer Tour to Argentina and look ahead to the Autumn Nations Series, which will see Scotland host Argentina at BT Murrayfield, along with Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. They also review the other games which took place last weekend, including Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks and discuss the news this week that Scotland 7s will be replaced by a GB 7s team on the World Series.
21/07/2223m 39s

Ewan Ashman | Argentina v Scotland Preview

Toronto-born, Scottish and Sale Sharks hooker Ewan Ashman joins us this week from Argentina to look ahead to the final of three Test matches against Argentina this weekend. Ashman, who earned his first cap for Scotland in the 2021 Autumn Nations Series, talks to Jo Wilson and Rachel Malcolm about the honour of being selected for the 2022 Summer Test Series.  Our hosts also chat about all the latest rugby news, including a review of last weekend's action, and Rachel talks about Scotland Women's Summer Tests against USA and Spain, as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
14/07/2219m 11s

Journey to the International Stage with Hamish Watson

Special Podcast Edition: Journey to the International Stage Elite ball carrier and one of world rugby's most exciting openside flankers, Hamish Watson sits down with Scotland legend, Chris Paterson, to explore his rugby career thus far. They explore the highs and lows of international rugby and candidly discuss Watson's childhood, motivations in life, and journey to the Scotland team. 
07/07/2237m 35s

Luke Crosbie | Preparing for the Pumas

Scotland and Edinburgh backrower Luke Crosbie joins us this week from Argentina to look ahead to the first of three Test matches against the Pumas this weekend. Crosbie, who will make his first start for Scotland on Saturday talks to Jo Wilson, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm about the honour of captaining Scotland A in the win over Chile last weekend. Chris and Jo about all the latest rugby news, including a review of last weekend's action, they chat through the Scotland team for the first Test and Rachel talks about Scotland Women's Summer Tests against USA and Spain, ahead of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
30/06/2250m 25s

George Horne | Chile v Scotland A Preview

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors scrum-half, George Horne joins us this week from Santiago to look ahead to the Summer Tour opener against Chile this weekend. Rachel Malcolm tells us how she's getting on with pre-season training with Scotland and Chris Paterson and Jo Wilson chat about all the latest rugby news.
23/06/2243m 50s

Darcy Graham chats to Jo Wilson

On a special bonus episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, Scotland's Darcy Graham chats to Jo Wilson on the hallowed turf of BT Murrayfield. In an insightful and revealing interview he looks back on his career to date and discusses the exciting season ahead. He also chats emotionally about his brother's recovery from a serious car crash and how he has now gone into business with him.
20/06/2218m 55s

Gemma Fay & Jim Mallinder | Women & Girls’ Strategy Launch

On this week's podcast Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm chat to Gemma Fay and Jim Mallinder about Scottish Rugby's Women & Girls’ Strategy 2022-2026. Gemma explains the process they're going through and how work has already started behind the scenes on a number of exciting initiatives. Jim talks about the link to the men's game and gives his thoughts on the FOSROC Super6. Chris and Rachel also look back on last weekend's action in the URC and FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series and look ahead to this weekend's Super6 Pro-Alignment fixture at Millbrae.
16/06/2235m 42s

Gregor Townsend & Kyle Rowe | Summer Tour Squad Announcement

On the 150th episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast, Chris Paterson is joined by a new guest host, Jo Wilson for the first in-person podcast since March 2020. Chris and Jo chat to Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend and winger Kyle Rowe, ahead of the games against Chile and Argentina. They also speak to Cal Davies from Watsonians Rugby and Logan Trotter from Stirling County about the final round of matches in the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series this weekend.
09/06/221h 6m

JP Doyle | Referee to Coach

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.
26/05/2252m 14s

1872 Cup Showdown | Ben Vellacott and Sam Johnson

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).
19/05/2220m 48s

2022 Silver Saturday Preview

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.
12/05/2229m 19s

Ollie Smith | One step at a time

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.
05/05/2246m 49s

Jamie Ritchie | Rehab & Rugby

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.
28/04/2237m 59s
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