About Scotland Rugby League 2018-12-03T13:37:16+00:00

ABOUT SCOTLAND RUGBY LEAGUE

Scotland Rugby League is the governing body for rugby league in Scotland overseeing development and participation at all levels of the sport. Our aim is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to take part in the game while developing a strong competitive environment to support the development of our international players.

In 2008 the Great Britain international team separated into Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. There were many reasons for this, some emotional, some rational, but all geared to further develop the game. The first and by far the largest opportunity for Scotland is the World Cup. The pinnacle of international competition that will next be staged in 2021 in England.

Scotland Rugby League already has a well respected international pedigree:

• Currently 8th in the World Rankings (2nd in Europe)
• Rugby League European Championship 2014 – WINNERS
• Rugby League World Cup 2013 – QUARTER FINALIST
• Amateur Four Nations 2010 – GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS
• European Cup 2009 – RUNNERS UP
• Under-16s European Cup 2009 – WINNERS
• Under-18s European Cup 2008 – WINNERS

The open-age competition in Scotland is the Scotland Rugby League National League, with clubs based across the length and breadth of the country.

The National Youth League runs competitions at both under-15 and under-17 level.

As a summer sport, these competitions run from April to August and the season culminates in the Grand Final, where the top teams in each league play off to be crowned season champions.

The MatchPoint Saltire Schools Cup is Scotland Rugby League’s flagship schools tournament.

 Men's World RankingsWomen's World Rankings
1(1) Australia 100%Australia
2(3) England 92%New Zealand
3(2) New Zealand 89%England
4(4) Tonga 45%Canada
5(5) Fiji 29%Cook Islands
6(8) France 26%Papua New Guinea
7(6) Samoa 24%France
8(7) Scotland 20%Italy
9(9) Lebanon 19%Lebanon
10(10) Papua New Guinea 16%
11(12) Wales 11%
12(11) Ireland 11%
13(13) Italy 8%
14(15) Jamaica 6%
15(14) USA 6%
16(18) Malta 6%
17(17) Serbia 6%
18(21) Hungary 6%
19(26) Greece 5%
20(19) Norway 5%
21(16) Canada 4%
22(27) Philippines 4%
23(UR) Poland 3%
24(34) Niue 3%
25(24) Czech Republic 3%
26(28) Netherlands 3%
27(42) Solomon Islands 3%
28(22) Spain 2%
29(20) Russia 2%
30(30) Germany 2%
31(UR) Turkey 2%
32(33) Chile 2%
33(36) Vanuatu 2%
34(41) Japan 2%
35(25) Ukraine 2%
36(37) El Salvador 2%
37(32) South Africa 2%
38(29) Sweden 1%
39(23) Belgium 1%
40(45) Hong Kong 1%
41(40) Colombia 1%
42(39) Argentina 1%
43(31) Cook Islands 1%
44(35) Denmark 1%
45(43) Brazil 1%
46(44) Uruguay 0%
47(46) Bulgaria 0%
48(47) Latvia 0%