Scotland A national rugby union team
|Union||Scottish Rugby Union|
|Scotland XV 20–3 Argentina
(13 September 1969)
|Scotland XV 85–3 Spain
(5 December 1998)
|Scotland A 17–52 Māori
(17 June 2006)
The Scotland A team are the second national rugby union team behind the Scottish national side.
Scotland's status as one of the leading rugby nations in the Northern Hemisphere, made the SRU to field a second team, first known as Scotland XV, and currently as Scotland A, which can play at the same level, sometimes even superior, of many second and third tier nations first sides. Before the professional era, Scotland A played against touring national sides from the southern hemisphere. Scotland XV represented Scotland during the 1999 Rugby World Cup – European qualification, easily defeating Portugal by 85–11, and Spain by 85–3, in Murrayfield.
Unlike association football, where the main team is supposed to be the "A" team, Scotland A in rugby union is actually equivalent to the Scotland B football team.
Head Coach: Shade Munro
Note: Bold denotes players that have played internationally for Scotland and Italics denotes players that have not played for the Scotland A side previously.
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
They competed in the IRB Nations Cup, winning the competition in 2009 and ending last in 2010.