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Glohe picks up Student Player of the Year Award

2018-12-31T20:12:59+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Scotland Students|

The voting for the Scotland Rugby League Student Player of the Year was extremely tight, with two Newcastle-based players standing out at the Student 4 Nations last summer. Last year’s winner stand-off Matt Hogg of Newcastle University in England was beaten to the award by Nick Glohe from Newcastle University in Australia. Glohe produced [...]

Paterson wins Youth Player of the Year

2018-12-31T20:12:49+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Scotland Under 19s|

The Under-19s Player of the Year, who received the Thompson-Tait Award, named after Scotland RL pioneer Graeme Thompson and legendary full-back Alan Tait, is Newcastle Thunder’s Chris Paterson. Paterson excelled at the European Championships in Serbia. Paterson had competition for the award from Bon Accord Bulls Euan Caldwell and Bradford Bulls Matthew Fletcher. “It’s [...]


2018-12-31T20:14:32+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Scotland Wheelchair RL|

Dundee Dragons star Michael Mellon has picked up the Graeme Stewart Award for Scotland Wheelchair RL Player of the Year for the fourth time. Former RAF member and rugby union player Michael became involved in wheelchair sports at Dundee Dragons after losing his leg. “Michael has won the award for his exemplary performance on [...]

RLWC2021 Draw

2018-12-16T20:30:14+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Scotland RL Team|

Qualifying for the 2021 World Cup will resume in London during May, it was revealed at the draw for the final European qualifiers later in 2019. Before a draw that saw qualification equal favourites Ireland arguably placed in a more difficult side of the draw than arch-rivals Scotland, Rugby League European Federation general manager [...]

Eagles accepted in to North East RL competition for 2019

2018-11-27T11:04:53+00:00 November 27th, 2018|National League, RL News|

Following yesterday’s confirmation of Edinburgh Eagles place in the 2019 Challenge Cup, the club can today reveal that we have been accepted in to the North East RL league competition for next season. Representatives from six of the eight clubs the Eagles will now face next season were in attendance at the NERL AGM last [...]


2018-11-11T13:04:58+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Scotland RL Team|

France: (14) 28 Tries: Fages, Escare 2, Marion Goals: Escare 6 Scotland: (4) 10 Tries: Dixon, Robertson Goals: Brierley France picked up their first European Championship title since 2005 with a 28-10 triumph at the Albert Domec Stadium, Carcassonne, to go through the 2018 tournament unbeaten - but they were made to fight all [...]


2018-11-09T13:08:15+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Scotland RL Team|

France head coach Aurélien Cologni has named his 19-man squad for the match with Scotland in Carcassonne tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 6pm CET) which, if his men remain unbeaten, will see them lift the European Championship for the first time in 13 years. Going in as favourites against the yet to be victorious Scots, [...]

Scotland stars become Ambassadors for Angus rugby trust

2018-11-06T21:16:07+00:00 November 7th, 2018|National League, RL News|

Five Scottish rugby stars are backing the work of an Angus community rugby trust by agreeing to become ambassadors for it. Internationalists Matt and Zander Fagerson have been joined by former Scotland international Suzie Newton, new Scotland Rugby League cap Murray Mitchell and professional referee Sam Grove-White in taking on the role of ambassadors for [...]

U19 & U16 Coaches appointed

2019-04-11T19:33:39+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Scotland Academy, Scotland Under 16s, Scotland Under 19s|

Scotland Rugby League are pleased to announce the new coaching teams for the U16 and U19 Programmes. Jordan Robinson has taken the reigns as U16 Head Coach, with Matt Bowen, Dan Turland as assistant coaches and Martin Robertson as Team Manager. Mark Brennan takes over from Danny Addy as the U19 Head Coach following [...]


2018-11-04T20:01:26+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Scotland RL Team|

Scotland: (12) 12Tries: Dixon, Bell Goals: Brierley 2Wales: (8) 50Tries: Williams 3, Jenkins 2, Butler, Ralph 2, Evans Goals: Olds 7Scotland suffered their second successive defeat in this season's Rugby League European Championship when they lost 50-12 to Wales on a disappointing night in Galashiels.After leading 12-8 at half time, the Scots were blown away [...]

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