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David Ferguson

David Ferguson has covered Scottish rugby for over 30 years. Starting his journalism career in the 1980s in the rugby hotbed of the Scottish Borders, David went on to cover rugby for UK national newspapers, BBC Scotland, ITV and Radio Borders, and was editor of Scottish Rugby Magazine,m. In 2000, David took over as Chief Rugby Writer at The Scotsman and, in the next 14 years, covered club, professional and international rugby, including a series of Rugby World Cups and Lions tours, alongside other major sports events.

He ghost wrote Jim Telfer's autobiography and won Scottish Press Awards for writing and the development of digital sports coverage. He ran his own communications and media business, working with Scottish, UK and European governments, charities and corporate business, and developed the Observatory for Sport in Scotland, Scotland’s first research think tank on sport.

14 Articles
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The Scottish mastermind thriving behind the scenes in France's Top 14

After nearly two decades plotting European domination with Clermont Auvergne, the proud Scotsman has a few thoughts on rugby back …

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
12 Nov 2023, 3:30
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Opinion

Scotland left to wonder what might have been

Scotland were outplayed and outshone by an Ireland side playing like World Cup-winners elect, so how can they bridge the gap?

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
10 Oct 2023, 8:45
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Opinion

Scotland primed to buck the trend of recent Irish dominance

Scotland are underdogs against Ireland, a side they would beat comfortably at the turn of the century, can they regain bragging ri…

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
05 Oct 2023, 17:01
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Interview

'It is really difficult to watch because I know many of these guys and they are good people'

A worrying lack of hope radiates from a handful of Tier Two nations at this Rugby World Cup and continued investment is required

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
28 Sep 2023, 4:55
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Opinion

Scotland's multiple threats prove attack is far more than the Finn Russell show

Much is made of Finn Russell's multi-layered attacking arsenal but there are threats all over the Scotland backline

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
23 Sep 2023, 7:06
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Interview

Jim Telfer: 'Scotland have to win the next three games, and I think they can'

The formidable Octogenarian says Scotland are down but not out of the World Cup and should retain their belief

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
16 Sep 2023, 4:51
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'It feels like I've awakened something' - Healy and Redpath's Scottish ascent

Ben Healy and Cam Redpath took circuitous but rewarding routes to the Scotland World Cup squad

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
05 Sep 2023, 5:47
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Interview

Scotland veterans, Gilchrist and Gray, primed for final World Cup quest

They maybe in the veteran stage of their careers but Grant Gilchrist and Richie Gray can be a vital cog in Scotland's engine room

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
25 Aug 2023, 17:41
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Opinion

Scotland steel themselves to enter the World Cup Pool B hurt locker

Gregor Townsend has named a squad of few surprises knowing he has to fight his way out of a pool which includes Ireland and South …

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
17 Aug 2023, 9:16
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