Scotland Rugby League
|Scotland Rugby League|
|RLEF affiliation||2003 (Full member)|
|Key people||Keith Hogg (Chair)|
|Competitions||Scottish National League|
As of 30 June 2009
The Scotland Division of the Rugby League Conference serves as the domestic competition. It was founded with five teams in 1997 and was administered by Scotland Rugby League. It has been administered by the Rugby League Conference since 2006 and became full members of the Conference in 2007.
|Scottish National League||1||1997||Aberdeen Warriors|
Scottish National Team
|Governing body||Scotland Rugby League|
|Head coach||Steve McCormack|
|Most caps||Andrew Henderson (18)|
|Top try-scorer||Danny Arnold (8)|
|Top point-scorer||Mick Nanyn (72)|
| Ireland 26–22 Scotland
(Dublin, Ireland; 13 August 1995)
| Italy 0–104 Scotland
(Padova, Italy; 17 October 2009)
| Ireland 43–10 Scotland
(Dublin, Ireland; 29 October 2004)
|Appearances||3 (first time in 2000)|
|Best result||Quarter Finals, 2013|
The Scotland national rugby league team represent Scotland in international rugby league football tournaments. and are nicknamed The Bravehearts. Scotland are not regarded as a test nation. Following the break-up of the Great Britain team in 2008, Scottish players play solely for Scotland, apart from occasional Southern Hemisphere tours, for which the Great Britain team is expected to be revived.
Though its foundations may date back to as early as 1904, the team formally began in 1995, making them the newest international rugby league team in Great Britain. In their first match they played Ireland, losing narrowly. Since then, Ireland has become the team's main rival, the two teams having played each other many times in their short histories. Scotland have also played the United States, France and Russia amongst others, although they have never played their traditional rival England. In 2000 they qualified for their first ever World Cup, but failed to make an impact, losing all three of their group matches; however, their biggest losing margin was just 12 points. In 2008 they beat Wales over two matches to qualify for the 2008 World Cup.
Rugby League European Cup: 2014 Winners
- Chairman: Keith Hogg
- Performance Director: Doug Folan
- Finance Director: John Holland
- Director: Vacant
- SRL Staff: Ollie Cruikshank
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