Scotland A national rugby league team

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Not to be confused with Scotland A national rugby union team.

The Scotland A national rugby league team is made up of amateur players, who either play in the Rugby League Conference or university leagues. The Scotland team is usually made up of some players who play in the Scottish division of the RLC, but also of players who play in the English or Welsh divisions. Napier University has also played a huge part in the team, with many Napier students having played in the side over the years. The team regularly compete against England, Wales and Ireland, playing them annually in the Home Nations Championship. Since the creation of this tournament, in 2002, Scotland have never won the league although have finished second on two occasions in 2004 and 2005. Recently the Scotland team have toured the Netherlands, Italy and Serbia, helping expand rugby league in those country by playing domestic and national sides. Angus McNab currently coaches the side, whilst Andrew Todd of Edinburgh Eagles is captain.


The following 18 man squad faced Wales A on the 21 June 2008. The team, picked by Angus McNab, was announced on the 17 June 2008.

Name Position Club
Blair Skipper Fullback Fife Lions
Andy Todd Winger Edinburgh Eagles
Richard Knight Centre Leicester Phoenix
Barry Earl Centre Carlisle Centurions
Jordan Webster Winger Fife Lions
Paddy Coupar Half Back Napier University
Bobby Bahadori Scrum Half Gateshead Storm
Ashley Carroll Prop Edinburgh Eagles
David Vernon Hooker Gateshead Storm
James MacKay Prop Carlisle Centurions
David Lynn Second Row Napier University
David Simm Second Row Easterhouse Panthers
Martin Edwards Loose Forward Nottingham Outlaws
David Anderson Interchange Edinburgh Eagles
Kevin Lang Interchange Paisley Hurricanes
John Cox Interchange Edinburgh Eagles
Gareth McColl Interchange Fife Lions
Andy Grodynski Interchange Edinburgh Eagles


Date Result Competition Venue
25 October 1997 Ireland A 25-18 Scotland A Friendly Dublin
30 May 1998 Scotland A 16-21 Ireland A Friendly Kilmarnock
3 October 1998 Wales A 18-28 Scotland A Friendly Crosskeys
19 September 1999 Scotland A 20-20 Wales A Friendly Edinburgh
19 August 2000 Scotland A ?-? Wales A Friendly Glasgow
9 September 2001 Scotland A 10-28 Ireland A Friendly Glasgow
16 September 2001 Scotland A 30-36 Wales A Four Nations Hull
15 June 2002 Scotland A 22-40 Wales A Four Nations Glasgow
20 July 2002 Scotland A 8-58 England A Four Nations Glasgow
18 August 2002 Ireland A 70-12 Scotland A Four Nations Belfast
21 June 2003 England A 28-20 Scotland A Four Nations York
9 July 2003 Netherlands A 18-22 Scotland A European Tour Sassenheim
11 July 2003 Italy A 10-30 Scotland A European Tour Padova
13 July 2003 Serbia A 22-42 Scotland A European Tour Grotska
27 July 2003 Wales A 42-22 Scotland A Four Nations Bridgend
9 August 2003 Scotland A 48-20 Ireland A Four Nations Glasgow
13 June 2004 Scotland A 26-28 England A Four Nations Hamilton
3 July 2004 Scotland A 26-34 Wales A Four Nations Hamilton
22 August 2004 Ireland A 16-24 Scotland A Four Nations Navan
12 June 2005 Wales A 70-8 Scotland A Four Nations Bridgend
23 July 2005 England A 16-17 Scotland A Four Nations Haringey
14 August 2005 Scotland A 44-16 Ireland A Four Nations Glasgow
 ? June 2006 Ireland A 38-30 Scotland A Four Nations Limerick
 ? June 2006 Scotland A ?-? France A Friendly Glasgow
 ? July 2006 Scotland A 16-22 Wales A Four Nations Glasgow
 ? August 2006 Scotland A 14-46 England A Four Nations Glasgow
 ? June 2007 Wales A 44-30 Scotland A Four Nations Bridgend
21 July 2007 England A 42-40 Scotland A Four Nations Gateshead
11 August 2007 Scotland A 18-28 Ireland A Four Nations Glasgow