List of Scotland national rugby union team records

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Scotland has played international rugby union since 1871, when they beat England in their first Test match. Since that time, Scotland have competed in every Rugby World Cup. The records listed below only include performances in Test matches. The top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Team records[edit]

Scotland lines up for the anthem before a game.
Greatest winning margin[1]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
92 (100–8) Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
89 (89–0) Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
48 (48–0) Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1999
47 (53–6) United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2000
46 (49–3) Argentina Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1990
46 (56–10) Portugal Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne 2007
Greatest losing margin[2]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
58 (10–68) South Africa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1997
49 (20–69) New Zealand Carisbrook, Dunedin 2000
49 (6–55) South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 2014
48 (3–51) Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2014
46 (3–49) New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2010

Individual records[edit]

Most points in a match[7]
Points Player Opposing team Venue Year
44 Gavin Hastings Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
40 Chris Paterson Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
33 Gregor Townsend United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2000
31 Gavin Hastings Tonga Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1995
27 Gavin Hastings Romania Carisbrook, Dunedin 1987
Hat-tricks[8]
Tries Player Opposing team Venue Year
5 George Lindsay Wales Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1887
4 William Stewart Ireland Inverleith, Edinburgh 1913
4 Ian Smith France Inverleith, Edinburgh 1925
4 Ian Smith Wales St. Helen's, Swansea 1925
4 Gavin Hastings Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
3 Robert MacKenzie Ireland Ormeau Cricket Ground, Belfast 1887
3 William Wotherspoon Ireland Ballynafeigh, Belfast 1891
3 James Tennent France Inverleith, Edinburgh 1910
3 William Stewart France Parc des Princes, Paris 1913
3 Ian Smith Wales Inverleith, Edinburgh 1924
3 Johnnie Wallace France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 1926
3 John Jeffrey Romania Carisbrook, Dunedin 1987
3 Iwan Tukalo Ireland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1989
3 Tony Stanger Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1989
3 Iwan Tukalo Zimbabwe Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1991
3 Andy Craig Fiji Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2002
3 Chris Paterson Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
3 Andrew Henderson Ireland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2007
3 Ally Hogg Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2007

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