7 March 2008
Sunday 9 March – Scotland under-18 v Italy under-18, Poynder Park, Kelso, kick-off 2pm
Monday 10 March – Back pitches, Murrayfield Stadium, 2-2.30pm – Photographers and camera crews have access to the Scotland squad training session. Please note this is vision only access. There are no interview opportunities at this time
Tuesday 11 March – Rowan Suite, North Stand, Murrayfield Stadium, 11am – Reporters, photographers and camera crews are invited to attend a media conference when coach Frank Hadden will announce the Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play Italy at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome on Saturday 15 March, kick-off 2pm (local time). Following the formal media conference selected players will be available for interviews/photographs. The media access will conclude at 12.15pm.
Wednesday 12 March – Rowan Suite, North Stand, Murrayfield Stadium, 11.45am – Reporters, photographers and camera crews are invited to attend the Scotland captain’s media conference. Two other players from the starting XV will be available for interviews/photographs at this time. This access will conclude at 12.25pm.
Thursday 13 March – Scotland assistant coach George Graham will be available for media interview by phone. Any reporters wishing to speak with George should book a slot with Graham Law.
Friday 14 March – Edinburgh Airport, 10.20am – There will be informal interview and photo opportunities as the Scotland squad check-in for their flight to Rome.
Saturday 15 March – RBS 6 Nations Championship – Italy v Scotland, Stadio Flaminio, Rome, kick-off 2pm (local time), which is 1pm GMT
Sunday 16 March – Murrayfield Stadium – National Midi Finals Day and SWRU Finals Day. Event begins at 11am
Please note all timings of media activity concerning the national team are subject to change by the national coach in light of match preparations
We will aim to advise you early next week of media activity concerning the Scotland under-20 team and the Scotland Women’s team, both of whom have matches against their Italian counterparts next week
For further information please contact
Graham Law, Scotland team, 0131 346 5164 or 07764 178940
Stuart Martin, Scotland A, Scotland 7s, Glasgow Warriors, Scotland Women, 0141 946 6924 or 07814 615604
Andrew Sleight, Scotland under-20, Edinburgh, Scotland under-18, 0131 346 5266 or 07971 606398
Michael James, Scottish club rugby, 0131 346 5008
Head of Media
Scottish Rugby Union
Direct line: 0131 346 5164
Mobile: 07764 178940
Switchboard 0131 346 5000
Fax 0131 346 5192