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 9th in the World Rankings (3rd 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 McEwans National League and McEwans Scottish Cup, with clubs based across Scotland.

The National Youth League runs competitions at Under-16 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
1New ZealandAustralia
2AustraliaNew Zealand
3EnglandEngland
4TongaPapua New Guinea
5FijiCanada
6Papua New GuineaFrance
7SamoaCook Islands
8FranceItaly
9ScotlandSerbia
10LebanonFiji
11GreeceTurkey
12IrelandSamoa
13ItalyBrazil
14WalesLebanon
15Serbia
16Malta
17Norway
18USA
19Poland
20Jamaica
21Hungary
22Czech Republic
23Cook Islands
24Turkey
25Netherlands
26Spain
27Canada
28Nigeria
29Solomon Islands
30Sweden
31Germany
32Chile
33Ghana
34Morocco
35Vanuatu
36South Africa
37Russia
38Cameroon
39Ukraine
40Colombia
41Brazil
42Belgium
43Denmark
44Bulgaria
45Latvia