IMPORTANT – VOTE NOW: Choose your favourite game of 2018 – and argue the case for it in our Poll of the Year

We are coming to the end of an action-packed year for Scottish rugby, but which match stands out as the nation's favourite?

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Huw Jones celebrates scoring a try during Scotland famous Calcutta Cup victory over England back in February, but will it be voted as our readers' 'Game of the Year'? Image: © Craig Watson -

THE OFFSIDE LINE is running a poll to find out readers’ favourite match of the past 12 months – and we’re offering you a chance to say why your choice should be No 1.

We’re inviting everyone to nominate a match, and to explain their selection in no more than 200 words. Our team of journalists will also nominate their favourites, and once the nominations are in, we will publish as many explanations as possible, then publish a short list for everyone to vote on.

The match you choose can be one you played in, went to in person, or simply watched on TV, and it can be from any level at all – international, pro team, club or school, women’s or men’s or an age-group game. You don’t need to write as much as 200 words in favour of your choice – a sentence or two will suffice if you can make it pithy enough.

And your favourite game doesn’t have to mean the best game you saw this year. Some readers will have very fond memories of obvious choices like the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield, but we want to celebrate the whole range of Scottish rugby.

The deadline for submitting entries is Saturday 22nd December. We will publish the short list with a selection of entries on Monday 24th, and the final choice will then be revealed on Hogmanay.

Please send your nominations to:

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  1. “Came up hard” is a classy euphemism for “were off side at nearly every breakdown but not ever penalised”. Both sides played well but Dundee were given a metre throughout.

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