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Bryn Palmer

Bryn was rugby editor at the BBC Sport website for many years and features editor for a couple more before returning to Scotland, where he started covering the game in 1997 at PA and the Scotsman before a year Down Under, reporting on the first of three Lions tours in 2001. He is now a freelance writer and editor for several media outlets.

48 Articles

Edinburgh boss backs 'first on the team sheet' to make Scotland debut

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt has backed centre Matt Currie to win a first full Scotland cap on their summer tour of North and…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
14 May 2024, 3:59

Glasgow react to speculation George Turner is quitting for Japan

The 31-year-old is believed to have been offered a one-year deal to join Kobelco Kobe Steelers, the Japan Rugby League One outfit …

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
27 Apr 2024, 5:05

Ali Price extends Edinburgh stay but hints at future move abroad

Scotland scrum-half Ali Price is not ruling out a move abroad in future but says signing a one-year extension to his contract with…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
18 Apr 2024, 6:37

Edinburgh boss addresses links with Scotland's Premiership stars

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt has revealed he has held talks with Bristol Bears No.8 Magnus Bradbury about a possible return t…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
17 Apr 2024, 4:43

Edinburgh on the hunt for a prop after confirming WP Nel retirement

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt admits the club is in the market for tighthead reinforcements after revealing Scotland prop WP N…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
26 Mar 2024, 15:19

WP Nel in no rush to retire as major milestone approaches

Veteran Edinburgh and Scotland prop WP Nel insists he would have no problem retiring tomorrow as he mulls over whether to extend h…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
21 Mar 2024, 5:28
FEATURE
Interview

Dr James Robson: 'My job is one of the most privileged but the toll it takes is phenomenal'

The legendary Scotland and Lions doctor reflects on his career and the state of the game as he heads into retirement.

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
20 Mar 2024, 14:11
Opinion

Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Scotland’s roller coaster Six Nations campaign ended with a 10th successive loss to Ireland despite a committed and courageous …

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
16 Mar 2024, 14:47
FEATURE
Analysis

Can Townsend's Scotland find balm for festering Irish sore?

Scotland's resilience will face the ultimate test against opponents who have won their last nine meetings.

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
15 Mar 2024, 5:36
Analysis

Scotland player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Scotland player ratings: Scotland’s hopes of achieving a top-two finish in the Six Nations suffered a major blow as they lost to…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
09 Mar 2024, 11:20

Gregor Townsend explains George Horne and Cam Redpath calls

Scotland scrum-half George Horne has been urged to grasp the chance to shed his reputation as an impact ‘super-sub’ after bein…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
08 Mar 2024, 5:03

Luckless Scotland wing Darcy Graham to miss rest of the season

Edinburgh have confirmed Scotland wing Darcy Graham will undergo surgery on a groin injury next week and is likely to miss the res…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
01 Mar 2024, 5:31

'Just give me the ball and I will sprint' - Duhan Van der Merwe

Scotland hat-trick hero Duhan van der Merwe has vowed to continue plundering Six Nations tries and try to beat Stuart Hogg’s all…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
26 Feb 2024, 7:25

Gregor Townsend blasts English PRL as row explodes over access

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has hit out at the governing body of England’s Premiership clubs for refusing to release his…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
25 Feb 2024, 17:24
Analysis

Scotland player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Scotland player ratings: It wasn’t always convincing in a game littered with errors on both sides, but ultimately Scotland won…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
24 Feb 2024, 12:07

Scotland star Darcy Graham looks set to miss yet another Six Nations

Scotland wing Darcy Graham is expected to miss the whole of the Six Nations for the second straight year as he awaits a definitive…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
23 Feb 2024, 3:43

Scotland player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Scotland player ratings: Scotland led for 69 minutes at Murrayfield but ultimately ended up rueing their failure to close out anot…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
10 Feb 2024, 12:00

Townsend on how Scotland have to contend with 'the most effective wing'

Gregor Townsend believes France have arguably the most potent finisher in world rugby heading to Murrayfield on Six Nations busine…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
09 Feb 2024, 4:29
Opinion

Scotland player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Scotland player ratings: Having lost their last 11 matches in Cardiff, including nine in the Championship, since 2002, Scotland fi…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
03 Feb 2024, 13:55

Townsend unfazed by the risk of making Russell Scotland captain

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes Finn Russell will “thrive” on the responsibility of leading his country despite t…

Bryn Palmer
Bryn Palmer
22 Jan 2024, 13:00
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