Jan 28, 2009: "Nobody on the coaching/management side is preoccupied with the captaincy because they know in all probability it will be a case of natural selection." John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Oct 16, 2008: British & Irish Lions legend Gavin Hastings has hailed Brian O'Driscoll as the man to lead the elite tourists to South Africa
Jun 12, 2008: Gavin Hastings expects Chris Paterson's Scotland points-scoring record to stand for many years to come.
May 10, 2008: Gavin Hastings is convinced Ian McGeechan will rebuild the unique aura of the British and Irish Lions after the ''disaster'' and ''circus'' of the 2005 tour of New Zealand.
Mar 28, 2008: Former Scotland capatain Gavin Hastings has backed Frank Hadden to continue as Scotland head coach but urged the team to abandon their ''safety-first style'' of play.
Mar 28, 2008: Former British and Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings believes a London Wasps triumvirate of Ian McGeechan, Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards should lead the 2009 tour to South Africa.
Feb 8, 2008: Former captain Gavin Hastings has urged Scotland to adopt a more adventurous approach in order to salvage their Six Nations campaign
Nov 23, 2007: Three Scottish heroes, Gavin Hastings, Iain Laughland and Mike Biggar will become the first inductees into London Scottish's Hall of Fame, at a gala dinner next week.
Oct 10, 2007: Gavin Hastings has hailed Jonny Wilkinson as the right man to succeed him as the World Cup's record points-scorer - but predicted another player would eventually smash the new mark.
Sep 16, 2007: It was a one-sided affair at Stade de Gerland here yesterday, as Portugal's reserve bench players shredded their All Blacks counterparts in a game of soccer.
Sep 5, 2007: Former Scotland full-back Gavin Hastings hopes the might of the All Blacks will not wreck his country's World Cup bid.
Jan 26, 2005: Scotland rugby legend Gavin Hastings admits he was disappointed but not surprised that no Scottish club side was involved in the Heineken Cup semi-final draw which was made in Edinburgh yesterday
Aug 25, 2004: Former Scotland and British Lions captain Gavin Hastings is joining the management of the Scotland Sevens team as it was confirmed today that they will play in all eight IRB tournaments next season
Dec 4, 2003: Gavin Hastings is not interested in being the new Scottish Rugby Union chief executive
Nov 20, 2003: England have been backed to win the World Cup final from an unusual source
Nov 13, 2003: The latest names to join the International Rugby Hall of Fame gathered at Sydney's Star Casino for their induction
Nov 22, 2001: Scotland legend Gavin Hastings has accused Ian McGeechan doing the country "a great disservice" by selecting Brendan Laney for the game against New Zealand
Aug 1, 2000: Gavin Hastings reckons Englishman Lawrence Dallaglio should lead the British Lions on their tour of Australia next year
2000 Six Nations
Apr 3, 2000: "No one could have possibly imagined how a team coming off the back of four defeats could raise their game to a level to destroy England." Gavin Hastings writes
Sep 22, 1999: Scrum columnists John Taylor and John Inverdale have been chosen as part of an exclusive committee to select the Player of the Rugby World Cup