Scotland

  • Team Name
    The Bravehearts
  • First Appearance
    2000
  • RLWC2013 Group
    Group C
  • RLWC2013 Opponents
    Tonga, Italy and USA
  • Last Win
    2008
  • Players to watch
    Danny Brough, Mitchell Stringer & Andrew Hendersen
Danny Addy
D.Addy
Sam Barlow
S.Barlow
No Photo
J.Barlow
Danny Brough
D.Brough
Brett Carter
B.Carter
Luke Douglas
L.Douglas
Dale Ferguson
D.Ferguson
Ben  Fisher
B.Fisher
Ben Hellewell
B.Hellewell
Ian Henderson
I.Henderson
Andrew Henderson
A.Henderson
Alex Hurst
A.Hurst
Ben Kavanagh
B.Kavanagh
Kane Linnett
K.Linnett
No Photo
R.Lovegrove
Brett Phillips
B.Phillips
Callum Phillips
C.Phillips
Matthew Russell
M.Russell
David Scott
D.Scott
Mitchell Stringer
M.Stringer
Alex Szostak
A.Szostak
Adam Walker
A.Walker
No Photo
P.Wallace
Oliver Wilkes
O.Wilkes

Group C

Tue Oct 29 KO: 8:00pm DERWENT PARK
WORKINGTON
Tonga
24-26
Scotland
REPORT
Sun Nov 03 KO: 4:00pm DERWENT PARK
WORKINGTON
Scotland
30-30
Italy
REPORT

Group C/D

Thu Nov 07 KO: 8:00pm SALFORD CITY STADIUM
SALFORD
Scotland
22-8
USA
REPORT

Quarter Finals

Fri Nov 15 KO: 8:00pm HEADINGLEY CARNEGIE STADIUM
LEEDS
New Zealand
40-4
Scotland
REPORT

A bit of History

‘The Bravehearts’ emerged on the international scene in 1995, when they were defeated 26-22 by Ireland.

The youngest of the British Isles’ constituent Rugby League nations, Scotland has since developed a keen rivalry with their Celtic counterparts, playing eight internationals over the past decade. 

But Rugby League’s relationship with Scotland goes way beyond 1995. Two Scottish players featured in the first ever Rugby League test match, played in 1907 between a Northern Union representative XIII and a team of Other Nationalities, George Frater captaining the victorious Other Nationalities. 

Rugby League then made its first appearance in Scotland in 1909 when Glasgow’s Celtic Park hosted a game between the Northern Union representative side and a touring Australian side. 

Scotland finally progressed to the top level of international competition in 2000 when they made their first appearance at a World Cup. What they lacked in experience they made up for in commitment, losing their games against Ireland, Samoa and Aotearoa Maori all by fewer than 12 points. 

In 2008 Scotland returned to the World Cup fray, where they upset Fiji in a surprise 18-16 victory before losing to Tonga in the seventh place play-off game. 

The following year, Scotland reached the finals of a European Cup competition involving Lebanon, Ireland, Wales, Serbia and Italy, eventually losing to Wales. 

One of Rugby League’s most well-respected coaches, Steve McCormack, will be in charge for 2013.