Tough day 1 for U23’s at a wet Dolphins Stadium

2018-04-12T15:48:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Scotland 9s|

The U23's had a tough opening to their U23 Commonwealth Championships at a rain hit Dolphins Stadium in Redcliffe. Scotland opened up with a narrow loss to Fiji, with the scores tied at 10-10 with the full time hooter sounding Fiji slipped through the Scotland defence to dot down and take the win 14-10. [...]

Introducing our staff for the Commonwealth Championships – Nathan Graham – Head Coach

2018-04-12T15:49:28+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Nathan lives in Birstall in West Yorkshire with his wife Elizabeth and their three children. He works in hospitals as an Operating department practitioner working on the anaesthetic team. Before heading to the operating theatre you could find Nathan plying his trade full time on the rugby field. Before rugby Nathan worked within the [...]

Introducing our staff for the Commonwealth Championships – Ollie Cruickshank – Operations Manager

2018-04-12T15:49:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Ollie lives just outside Edinburgh with his wife Sarah and 8 month old son, Callum. He has worked at The University of Edinburgh for 6 and half years as a Sports Coordinator. The main parts of the role are to manage the University teams competing in the BUCS leagues and to oversee the running [...]

Scotland to face Fiji in Commonwealth 9s opener

2018-04-12T15:49:59+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Scotland will open their Commonwealth 9s Championship campaign against Fiji in Moreton Bay, Queensland, on Friday, February 23. The under 23s side, which features 15 players from community clubs, take on PNG at 11.05 local time on day one, before facing hosts Australia at 15.10. Their final game of the day is against Wales [...]

Introducing our staff for the Commonwealth Championships – Paul Beckett – Strength & Conditioner

2018-04-12T15:50:08+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Paul emigrated to Blenheim, New Zealand in mid 2017. His wife, Joey, comes from this region in the south island of New Zealand. Paul is an inclusion and behaviour manager, engaging kids with behavioural difficulties in schools. He has previously worked in mainstream, alternative, further education as well as for the criminal justice service. [...]

Introducing our staff for the Commonwealth Championships – Nathan Renwick – Head of Medical Support

2018-04-12T15:50:39+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Nathan currently lives in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia after being raised on the NSW Central Coast. He is currently working out of ‘Fitness Physiotherapy’, a private practice located in a beachside suburb of Newcastle, Merewether. Nathan also works part-time at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as a Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator for [...]

Introducing our staff for the Commonwealth Championships – Trent Bowden – Physio

2018-04-12T15:50:58+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Trent was born and raised in northern Sydney and was brought up playing rugby league, cricket and swimming. After playing rugby league for the Asquith Magpies and the North Sydney Bears he suffered a serious knee injury at the age of 16 which required a full reconstruction and left Trent off the field for [...]

Groups announced for Commonwealth Championship

2018-04-12T15:51:05+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

The draw for the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championships has been made as Moreton Bay in Queensland prepares for two exciting days of Nines Rugby League on February 23-24. The Championship is officially endorsed by the Commonwealth Games Federation and is classed as an exhibition sport. In the Men’s tournament, hosts Australia are joined [...]

Hogg named Scotland U23 Nines Captain

2018-04-12T15:51:13+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Scotland 9s|

Scotland Nines Head Coach Nathan Graham has named Matt Hogg captain for the Commonwealth Under 23 Nines Championships to be held in Moreton Bay near Brisbane in February. Hogg, who comes from North Berwick on the east coast of Scotland, plays for Edinburgh Eagles and Newcastle University. He has played nine times for the [...]

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