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VACANCY | Development Officer

FULL TIME Development Officer Salary £24,000 - £28,000 (based on experience) Scotland Rugby League are seeking to appoint a dynamic and committed Development Officer to implement the sport’s strategic plan. This focuses on primary school, [...]

Vacancy – U16 Physio

An opportunity has arisen for a Physio to work with Scotland Rugby League.   You will work primarily with our Under 16s programme to make sure they are in peak physical condition for each [...]

Bell storms his way to Scotland Player of the Year Award

James Bell has won the Scotland Player of the Year Award for 2018. The New Zealand Warriors player receives the Dave Valentine Award for his performances throughout the European Championships. Bell who missed the [...]

Westman receives Nines Player of the Year Award

The voting for the Scotland RL Nines Player of the Year was extremely tight, with three players only separated by a few points. Captain Matt Hogg of Edinburgh Eagles/Newcastle University and Dapto Canaries Curtis [...]

Glohe picks up Student Player of the Year Award

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 [...]

Paterson wins Youth Player of the Year

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 [...]

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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 [...]

RLWC2021 Draw

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 [...]

Eagles accepted in to North East RL competition for 2019

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 [...]


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 [...]

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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 [...]

Scotland stars become Ambassadors for Angus rugby trust

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, [...]

U19 & U16 Coaches appointed

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 [...]


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 [...]

  • Samoa vs Scotland


Scotland head coaches Chris Chester and John Duffy, and Wales supremo John Kear, have named their 19-man squads for the must-win European Championship clash at Gala tomorrow (Friday, kick off 7.30pm) Both nations suffered [...]


Ireland: (20) 36 Tries: McCarthy, Ryan, O’Donnell, Bentley, McMahon, Higginson 2 Goals: Finn 4 Scotland: (0) 10 Tries: Glohe, Kavanagh Goals: Brierley 1 New Ireland head coach Stuart Littler, having taken over from Mark [...]

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Ireland and Scotland have named 19-man squads for their clash at the Morton Stadium,  Santry on Saturday (kick off 2pm) in the European Championship, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League [...]

Scotland sign Phizz

Scotland Rugby League have signed Phizz as their Official Hydration Partner. The London based newcomer Phizz has taken the sports world by storm and is now purchased by over 60 top clubs around the [...]

Ferguson named Scotland Captain

Head Coaches John Duffy and Chris Chester have named Dale Ferguson as the new Scotland Captain, taking over from Huddersfield Giants team mate Danny Brough. Ferguson made his debut in 2010 against Wales and [...]


New Scotland head coaches John Duffy and Chris Chester have announced their first train-on squad for the forthcoming European Championship, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. [...]

Scotland Rugby League Announce new Kit Partnership

Scotland RL are pleased to announce a 4 year Kit and Apparel partnership with BSKPro in association with errea sport which will see all of the Scotland Representative squads wear errea’s premium match kit [...]

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The dates, kick off times and venues have been confirmed for the 2018 Rugby League European Championship, which features France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The tournament also acts as a qualifier for the 2021 [...]

Wales overpower Scotland

Scotland: (18) 18 Tries: Andrade, Campbell, T Kennedy Goals: Punton (3) Wales: (6) 42 Tries: Hall, Glover, Green, Lynch, Smith, Harris, Stroud Goals: Hall (7) Wales came from 18-6 down to dominate the second [...]

France prove too strong for young Scots

Scotland: (6) 6 Tries: Williams Goals: Punton France: (0) 18 Tries: Bertrand, Lagan (2), Carre, Laguerre, Rey Goals: De Macedo (3), Bertrand (4) France will go into the U19 European Championship final full of [...]

Scots defeat Ireland to reach Semi-Finals

Ireland: (0) 18 Tries: O'Neill (2), Cullen Goals: Battishill (3) Scotland: (18) 28 Tries: Campbell, May, Oakley, Emslie, Simpson Goals: Williams (4) A thrilling, back and forth contest was eventually won by Scotland, but [...]

Scotland announce 19 man squad for opening European U19 Championship game

Scotland Under 19 Head Coach Danny Addy has announced his 19 man squad for the first game of the U19 European Championships against Ireland on Sunday. Kick off 4pm CET, 3pm GMT.The squad features a [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Player Development Centre

Regional Coaches

Scotland Rugby League is looking to grow youth participation through various School Programmes. The aim of the school programme is to develop opportunities for pupils, to take part in the sport of rugby league [...]

Scotland topple Ireland in final game

Scotland: (12) 44 Tries: Duncan (2), Cordeaux, Paterson, Westman (2), Hogg Goals: Seymour (8) Ireland: (6) 12 Tries: Bolger, Ryan Goals: Sheridan (2) Scotland clinched second place but were given a real battle by [...]

  • Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club

VACANCY | Dundee Dragons Coach

Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club are a ground breaking sports club based in Dundee city. We provide sporting opportunities for children and adults who are active wheelchair users or who have a physical disability and [...]

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VACANCY | Strathmore Silverbacks Team Manager

Strathmore Silverbacks are seeking a new Team Manager! The Silverbacks, who play at Inchmacoble, Forfar, were founded in 2015 and compete in the Scottish National League. In their first four seasons they have been Scottish [...]

Scotland overpower Wales in game 2

Wales: (6) 16 Tries: Gant, Davies, Hinnem Goals: Stroud (2) Scotland: (16) 23 Tries: Seymour (3), Hogg, Glohe Goals: Hogg, Drop Goal: Hogg Scotland managed to brush themselves off following Tuesdays defeat to England [...]

England too strong in opening game

Scotland: (6) 18 Tries: Punton, Duncan, Hogg Goals: Hogg (3) England: (24) 58 Tries: Stock, Jubb, Mason (2), Fairhurst, Chapman (2), Smith, Clegg, Taylor Goals: Stead (8) England had the perfect start to their [...]

  • Scotland Under 19's vs England

Addy Names U19 Euro squad

Scotland Rugby League U19s Head Coach, Danny Addy, has announced his squad that will travel to Serbia to compete in the upcoming Under 19s European Championships. The tournament starts on 5th August with the [...]

Eagles suffer finals defeat

Edinburgh Eagles (16) 28 Tries: Robertson, Quinn, Robertson (2), Reid Goals: Simpson (4) Wallsend Eagles (18) 36 Tries:  Goals: On another warm and sunny day at Kingston Park, Newcastle on Saturday, Edinburgh [...]

Angus Rugby Academy scores success in 1st season

The rugby academy founded by an Angus sports charity has scored a success in its first season. The academy, run by The Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust at Strathmore RFC’s ground in Forfar, has [...]

Eagles see off Catterick’s Crusade

Edinburgh Eagles (20) 48 Tries: Mair, Reid (3), Marwick (2), O’Neil, J Jablonski, Hanmer, McBain Goals: Simpson, McBain (3) Catterick Crusaders (12) 18 Tries:  Goals: Catterick Crusaders were the visitors to the Jack Kane [...]

Eagles lift 10th Title

Edinburgh Eagles (14) 22 Tries: Reid (2), Robertson, Jablonski (2) Goals: Simpson Strathmore Silverbacks (10) 26 Tries: Feighan (3), Smith, Gray Goals:McKay (3) Edinburgh Eagles were crowned Scotland Rugby Leagues National Champions for 2018 on [...]

Eagles continue to soar

Edinburgh Eagles (14) 40 Tries: Hanmer, Quinn, Mair (2), Woods, Simpson, Clarke, Robertson Goals: Simpson (4) Jarrow Vikings (10) 16 Tries:  Goals: Eagles welcomed Jarrow Vikings on Saturday to the Jack Kane Centre for [...]

VACANCY | U16s Team Manager

Scotland Rugby League are seeking to recruit a volunteer Team Manager to manage their U16 international team. Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to Carrie-ann Downs For more detials click here Closing date [...]

Angus rugby charity passes community projects ball to Josh

An Angus sports charity has taken a step closer to its vision of a sustainable programme of projects centred on rugby, health and the community by appointing a full-time Community Project Co-ordinator to fund, [...]

Eagles weather the Storm

Gateshead Storm (6) 22 Tries:  Goals: Edinburgh Eagles (12) 24 Tries: Clarke (3), Woods, Robertson Goals: McBain (2) In the North East Cup preliminary round, Edinburgh Eagles travelled to Kingston Park, home of professional [...]

Parliamentary Scottish Sport Group welcomes first Governing Body Member

Scotland Rugby League has become the first organisation to join the All-Party Parliamentary Scottish Sport Group. The Group has recently adjusted its format to allow organisations with an interest in Scottish sport to join, take [...]

VACANCY | Wheelchair Team Manager

Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League (SWRL) is seeking to recruit a volunteer Team Manager to manage their international team. Activities include participation in the 2021 Wheelchair World Cup. Applicants should send their details to Board member [...]

Women’s Development Day

Scotland Rugby League are pleased to announce the inclusion of a women's section in the upcoming development day on Sunday 3rd June, 11am - 3pm at The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill Playing Fields. The [...]

RLWC 2021 Qualifying announced

The next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, to be staged in England, has been revealed for Europe and the Americas. France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet in the [...]

Chester and Duffy to lead Scotland in new Head Coach partnership

Following the conclusion of Steve McCormack’s long and successful tenure as Head Coach, Scotland Rugby League are very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Chester and John Duffy as Joint Head Coaches. Scotland [...]

Eagles open season with victory over Silverbacks

Edinburgh Eagles (28) 42 Tries: Paterson, Clarke, Mair (2), Logan, Hamner (2), McKinney Goals: Clarke (5) Strathmore Silverbacks (8) 34 Tries: Feighan (2), Genocchio, Strachan, Smith, Olivier, Gray Goals: Alexander(3) A rematch of the [...]


By Ian Golden at Deeside Leisure Centre Watch the first half here and here and second half here. Ireland overcame Scotland 68-36 in a competitive second Prabhu Ventures match. This means that the Irish [...]


By Ian Golden at Deeside Leisure Centre, Photo by Richard Long Watch the first half here and second half here and here Wales opened their Prabhu Ventures Ltd Celtic Cup defence in Deeside with a [...]

  • Danny Addy

Addy to lead U19s for 2018

Scotland Rugby League are very pleased to announce that Danny Addy is taking over the leadership of their Under 19 programme for the rest of 2018. He succeeds Anthony Atherton as Head Coach who, [...]

  • Dundee Dragons

2 from 2 for Dundee Dragons on the road

Match Report by Kevin Rattray, DDWSC Vice-Chairman It seemed strange that we were on the road, Basketball season hasn’t quite finished and rugby hasn’t been a huge feature on training days but here we [...]

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Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach, Scotland Rugby League. Following the end of Steve McCormack’s long and successful tenure as Head Coach of Scotland Rugby League, we are now looking for [...]

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Scotland lift Shield on Day 2

Day 2 started off with a nervous match against Papua New Guinea, Scotland trailed 4-6 at half time, The second half Scotland came out all guns blazing to win 16-14 and book a place [...]

  • Scotland Vs Australia

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

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 [...]

  • Nathan Graham

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

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 [...]

  • Ollie Cruickshank

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

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 [...]

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Scotland to face Fiji in Commonwealth 9s opener

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 [...]

  • Paul Beckett

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

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 [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Under 19

Vacancy – U19 Physio

An opportunity has arisen for a Physio to work with Scotland Rugby League. You will work primarily with our Under 19s programme to make sure they are in peak physical condition for each game. [...]

  • Strathmore Silverbacks

Strathmore Silverbacks – Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Debut

Millom Rugby League Club are entering their 145th year of existence, the oldest club in rugby league so maybe their visitors for the First Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup can tap into this [...]

  • Nathan Renwick

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

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 [...]

  • National League official sponsor: Caledonian Brewery

New Club Development

Are you interested in being involved in creating a new rugby league club in Glasgow or close to Glasgow? Having spoken with various people in the Glasgow region, it has been made clear there [...]

  • Trent Bowden

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

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 [...]

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Groups announced for Commonwealth Championship

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 [...]

  • Matt Hogg

Hogg named Scotland U23 Nines Captain

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 [...]

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Rugby League Commonwealth Championship squad announced

Scotland Nines Head Coach Nathan Graham has named his squad for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Championships to be held at the Dolphin Stadium in Moreton Bay, Queensland in February. The core of the squad [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Player Development Centre

Scotland’s Natonal Player Development Centre 2018

Sunday 7 January – 11.00-15.00 – The University of Edinburgh, Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL Sunday 18 February – 10.30-15.00 – Strathmore Rugby Club, Forfar Sunday 15th April – 10.30-15.00 – Venue TBC [...]

  • Danny Addy

Addy Rewarded for outstanding World Cup

Danny Addy has won the Scotland Player of the Year Award for 2017. The Hull Kingston Rovers utility player receives the Dave Valentine Award for his performances throughout the Rugby League World Cup at [...]

  • Matt Hogg

Hogg scoops Student Player of the Year Award

The voting for the Scotland RL Student Player of the Year was extremely tight, with three Newcastle-based players who all stood out at the Student World Cup in Sydney last summer hard to separate. [...]

  • Calum Weir

Weir wins Youth Player of the Year

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 Carluke Tigers prop Calum Weir, who excelled at prop in [...]

  • David Birtles

David Birtles wins the Graeme Stewart Award

After winning the last three years, Michael Mellon of Dundee Dragons was pipped into second place for the Graeme Stewart Award as Scotland Wheelchair RL Player of the Year by David Birtles, Mellon’s team-mate [...]

  • Steve McCormack


Steve McCormack has resigned as Head Coach of Scotland Rugby League. In a statement, he said: "I would like to confirm I am ending my time as head coach of Scotland Rugby League after [...]

  • Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Strathmore Silverbacks face away Ladbrokes 2018 Challenge Cup Round 1 tie

The draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round took place live on the BBC Sport website this evening (Tuesday, December 12). Conducting the draw was former Hull FC captain and back-to-back winner of [...]

  • Samoa vs Scotland

Latest World Rankings announced

Following the success of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, the new world rankings have been announced for the men’s game and, significantly, for the first time, the women. Australia, after picking up the [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Player Development Centre

Regional Coaches

Scotland Rugby League is looking to grow youth participation through various School Programmes. The aim of the school programme is to develop opportunities for pupils, to take part in the sport of rugby league [...]

  • Edinburgh Eagles

Eagles seek sponsors

After a nomadic few years, Edinburgh Eagles are looking to settle and build our “aerie” for the immediate future at least in Leith. Recent seasons have been turbulent both on and off the field [...]

  • Strathmore Silverbacks

The Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust announces major sponsor

Stracathro Estates a property, agriculture and renewables company based north of Brechin have agreed to support the Trust to develop its aims of “Developing People Through Rugby”. Founded in June 2017, with the aim [...]

  • Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Ladbrokes 2018 Challenge Cup – Round 1 Draw

The draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 1 will be held on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm at Media City UK. The draw will be live streamed and there will be 48 teams [...]

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Samoa v Scotland

Scotland finished equal with Samoa on 14 points apiece, despite missing their captain and playing most of the game down to 15 men. Scotland proved they can match it with the best outplaying Samoa [...]

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Scotland RL Statement: Three players released

Scotland Rugby League have today announced that three players have been released from their 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad for misconduct. The players concerned are captain Danny Brough, Sam Brooks and Johnny Walker. [...]

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New Zealand v Scotland

The Kiwis amassed a staggering 14 tries as they blew Scotland away in a performance that will leave the rest of the competition weary of having to encounter a side now beaming with confidence. [...]

  • Scotland vs Tonga

Scotland v Tonga

Scotland was blown away by the might of Tonga’s compelling first outing, conceding 38 points in the first half as they were simply unable to cope with the constant vigour of the Mate Ma’a [...]

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World Rankings released ahead of RLWC2017

The Rugby League World Rankings have been updated prior to the kick-off of the 15th World Cup in Melbourne on Friday.   Two of the participants, Lebanon – up three places to 18th and [...]

  • Scotland players warming up


Scotland will keep their stars out of the firing line when they play their only Rugby League World Cup warm-up match tomorrow morning, UK time. The Bravehearts face New South Wales Country Under-23s at [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Players


Scotland have named seven uncapped players in their World Cup squad including brothers Kane and Andrew Bentley of Toulouse Olympique. They are joined by a clutch of Super League stars including Warrington three-quarter Matthew [...]

  • Scotland Under 19's vs England

England Lions Youth defeat Scotland Under 19s

England Lions (24) 36 Tries: Tully, Kenyon, Dore, McMahon, Connelly, Harber Goals: McMahon 6 Scotland U19 (10) 10 Tries: Hogg, C Kennedy Goals: Hogg 1   An entertaining international game provided the perfect appetizer for Rugby League fans at Twist Lane, [...]

  • Peter Wallace

Wallace ruled out of RLWC2017

Scotland have been struck a blow with the news that NRL star Peter Wallace is out of the upcoming World Cup through injury. The Penrith Panthers hooker or half-back appeared in the NRL play-offs [...]

  • Scotland Under 19's Vs Cumbria

Scotland secure third win

Cumbria U19 (28) 32 Tries: Ford, Stockdale, Batty, Carter, Pearce, Hutton Goals: Carter 4 Scotland U19 (12) 34 Tries: Weir, F. Ramsey, Noutch, Woods, Wales, Kennedy 2 Goals: Hogg 3   Scotland U19s went three from three after [...]

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RLIF announces teams to compete in the Commonwealth Championship

Having received expressions of interest from 17 Commonwealth nations, the Rugby League International Federation has announced the 14 teams who will participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Championships to be held in Moreton Bay, Queensland [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League cap presentation


Twenty two years after representing his country at rugby league, dual code Scotland star Alan Tait has finally been awarded his cap. Kelso-born Tait was a rugby league superstar with Leeds when he was [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Player Development Centre

Scotland’s Natonal Player Development Centre 2017

Sunday 26th November – 10.30-16.00 – The University of Edinburgh, Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL AGE CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY : Eligibility- To be eligible to attend any of the development days players must [...]

  • Scotland vs London Skolars

Scotland defeat Skolars

London Skolars U19 (6) 10 Tries: Scott, Lawrence Goals: Lawrence Scotland U19 (12) 32 Tries: Kerr 3, Hogg 2, Weir Goals: Hogg 4   Watched by a healthy crowd at New River Stadium, including members of the [...]

  • Scotland vs Northern Ireland

Scotland too strong for Northern Ireland

Scotland U19 (44) 80 Tries: Sidney, Harrison, J. Gray, C.Gray 3, Meikle, Weir, Edwards 3, Williams, McKervail, T. Kennedy 2 Goals: Hogg 8, Sidney 2 Northern Ireland U19 (0) 6 Tries: Heath Goals: Battishill   [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League under 19's against Ireland


Ant Atherton names his first squad as U19's Coach for Test Match against Northern Ireland. Saturday 26th August 11.30am at West of Scotland rugby club Aidan Giblett (Sussex Merlins) Alex Williams (Edinburgh Eagles) Alfie [...]

  • Ryan Brierley

Brierley expects Scotland to make impact come October

Toronto Wolfpack half-back Ryan Brierley thinks Scotland can make a major impact on the Rugby League World Cup this autumn, and just hopes playing in the third tier of British rugby league will not [...]

  • Campbell Graham


Scotland have added two young players from Australia’s NRL to their provisional Rugby League World Cup squad. James Bell of New Zealand Warriors and South Sydney Rabbitohs’ winger Campbell Graham both made their NRL [...]

  • Strathmore Silverbacks

Strathmore Silverbacks win thrilling Caledonian Brewing Co. Grand Final

Edinburgh Eagles (14) 30 Tries: Noutch (2), C Kennedy (2), Murray, Stitt Goals: T Kennedy (3) Strathmore Silverbacks (18) 32 Tries: Kirby (2), Gray, Smith, Alexander, Strachan Goals: Alexander (4) On a wet and windy [...]

  • Scotland team celebrating


Scotland have announced their provisional squad ahead of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 down under this autumn. Head coach Steve McCormack has stuck with his tried and trusted Bravehearts who took Scotland to [...]

  • National League official sponsor: Caledonian Brewery

Squads named for Grand Final

The squads for the 2017 Grand Final have been named by Edinburgh Eagles and Strathmore as they look to secure their place in the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. Both head coaches have had selection [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League's cap presentation


Scotland Rugby League have righted a 22-year-old wrong, presenting Scotland caps to former internationalists who were not awarded a cap on their debuts in the 1990s. Seven of the forty-odd players in that category [...]

  • Italy v Scotland

Italy 110-6 Scotland

It was a tough day at the office for our Wheelchair Bravehearts in Carcassonne. A mix up prior to kick off ended up with Scotland kicking off the campaign instead of receiving the ball. [...]

  • Scotland vs Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands too strong in Semi Final

Scotland (4) 12 Tries: L Faughlin, S Plumridge, Turland Goals: Pacific Islands (16) 44 Tries: Faiumu 3, Tuimavave 3, Sini, Anderson Goals: Vai 6 Report by Toney Dosen for Photos courtesy of Narelle Spangher, [...]

  • Aberdeen Warriors Rugby League Club

Statement: Aberdeen Warriors

Everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League is very disappointed to hear the news from Aberdeen Warriors Rugby League that the club is folding. Aberdeen Warriors have been a very important part of rugby league [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Students

Scotland finish top of Pool B despite defeat

England (18) 30 Tries: Mall 2, Bass 2, Ruse Goals: Stead 5 Scotland (6) 20 Tries: J Plumridge, L Faughlin, Hogg Goals: Hogg 4 Report by Photos courtesy of RLWC2017.   England held a [...]

  • Damien Genocchio

Scotland book semi-final berth with victory over Ireland

Scotland (14) 38 Tries: L Faughlin 2, S Plumridge, Dowding, Westman, Hogg, Genocchio Goals: Smithson 5 Ireland (12) 24 Tries: Maloney, Phillips, Ryan, Guilfoyle Goals: O’Neill 4 Report by Photos courtesy of Narelle [...]

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Scotland victorious over Wales

Scotland (24) 48 Tries: Hogg, S Plumridge, Dowding, Hall, L Faughlin 3, Walters, Flowers Goals: Hogg 6 Wales (12) 18 Tries: Jones, Davies, Hinem Goals: Emanuelli 3 Report by Sian Golden (Wales Rugby League). [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League under 19's against Ireland


The RLEF is re-launching the U19 European Championship after a 12-year gap, with the tournament scheduled for August 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia.   Seeded nations England, France, Scotland and Wales will be joined by [...]

  • Luke Douglas

Douglas focuses on blues homecoming

Scotland will prepare for their World Cup campaign in October down the road from the hometown of prop Luke Douglas – who is from the most Scottish town down under! The St Helens star [...]

  • Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Rugby League Club

Dundee Dragons reach Challenge Cup Semi Final

Dundee Dragons (28) 58 Tries: McKeen 5, Birtles, Squire, Carling 3, Anderson Goals: McKeen 7 Glasgow Panthers (16) 28 Tries: King 4, Higgans 2 Goals: Higgans 2 Play started very brightly with Dundee first [...]

  • Edinburgh Eagles vs Aberdeen Warriors

Edinburgh Eagles 36-34 Aberdeen Warriors

Edinburgh Eagles (6) 36 Tries: Noutch 2, Quinn, Paterson, Hogg, Woods, Murray Goals: Hogg 4

  • Mark Senter

Mark Senter steps down as Scotland Rugby League Under 19’s Head Coach

After many many years involved in the sport, Mark Senter has stepped down as Head Coach of the Under 19's. Mark has been involved in rugby league in Scotland in numerous roles including being [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League South

Club XIII squad selected for Students clash

Scotland Club XIII Head Coach Mike Wallace has announced his squad for their clash with the Scotland Students ahead of their departure to the Student World Cup. Coach Wallace is happy with the make [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League South

South Win Hard Fought Origin Match

The rugby league season in Scotland continues to develop with Sunday 4th June seeing a successful Origin match played between the North and the South at Kinross Rugby Club. There are now 4 teams [...]

  • Scotland Students Rugby League Team

Student squad named for World Cup

Scotland Students Head Coach Nathan Graham has announced his 23-man squad for the Student World Cup. The squad will depart the UK on 30th June for Sydney, Australia to compete in the two week [...]

  • Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club

All-Scottish tie tops bill in Wheelchair RL Challenge Cup quarter final draw

Dundee Dragons take on Glasgow Panthers for a place in the final four... Glasgow Panthers will travel to face Dundee Dragons in an all-Scottish quarter final tie. The Dragons beat Keighley Cougars 86-4 in [...]

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LeagueNet Help | Registering coaches online

Guidance for all coaches to register their details online with LeagueNet. The Rugby Football League's new registration system, LeagueNet is now being rolled out for use across the community game. This allows for online [...]

  • George Fairburn

Search for missing Bravehearts to be honoured

Scotland Rugby League are trying to track down a dozen or so of their former international players as they look to recognise the achievement of all those who have played for the Bravehearts.   [...]

  • Strathmore Silverbacks v Edinburgh Eagles

Strathmore Silverbacks 42 – Edinburgh Eagles 28

Strahmore Silverbacks (18) 42 Tries: Lewis Hill, James Doherty 3, Murray Fairlie, Dylan McKenzie, Fraser McKay, Niall Hall Goals: Fraser McKay 5 Edinburgh Eagles (18) 28 Tries: Terry Skeet 2, Gareth Walker 2, Timmy [...]

  • Strathmore Silverbacks vs Aberdeen Warriors

Strathmore Silverbacks 30 – Aberdeen Warriors 54

Strahmore Silverbacks (10) 30 Tries: Dave Vernon, Lewis Hill, Fraser McKay, Glenn Feighan, Connor Blackmore 2 Goals: McKay 4 Aberdeen Warriors (24) 54 Tries: Andrew Fischer 3, Lewis Clark 3, Aaron Robertson, Jack Burnett, John [...]

  • Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Rugby League

Dundee Dragons through to Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Dundee Dragons 86-4 Keighley Cougars Both teams were slightly depleted of playing numbers for the match with a number of Cougars regulars being unable to travel “The Road and the Miles to Dundee”. (It’s [...]

  • Alan Tait

Bravehearts happy at Lions return

Scotland RL chairman Keith Hogg has greeted the news that Great Britain will tour again in 2019 - and Scotland may get a re-match with New Zealand and Australia when they tour here - [...]

  • Scotland Students Rugby League Team

Two late tries sink the Student Bravehearts.

Keighley Cougars Reserves (30) 44 Tries: Kelly, Barker 2, Lawton 2, Weatherill, Davey, Smithson, Kelly Goals: Lawton 4 Scotland Students (16) 38 Tries: Hutchison, Flowers, Hall 2, Hogg 2, Dowding Goals: Hogg 5   [...]

  • Brett Phillips

Rugby League World Cup 2017 launch tournament campaign

The eyes of the sporting world will be on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea as fourteen teams contest the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) from 27 October to 2 [...]

  • Damien Gennochio carries the ball

Scotland Students head to Cougar Park

Scotland Students Head Coach Nathan Graham is taking his squad to Keighley this weekend as they face up against Keighley Cougars reserves at Cougar Park. It's our second outing for for the squad. Keighley [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Player Development Centre

PDC Coaching Team announced

The 2017 PDC will be managed by the following staff team: Head Coach - Mike Wallace, Assistant Coach - Dave Vernon, Assistant Coach - Niall Hall, Manager - Carrie-ann Downs.

  • Scotland Students

Scotland Students Continue Build-Up to Sydney

The bulk of the players selected for Scotland Students for the upcoming Student World Cup in Sydney, will play the first of three warm-up matches on Saturday 22 April (kick off 2pm) against Halifax [...]

  • Scotland Under 19's vs Ireland


Scotland Rugby League have selected 22 players for the Student World Cup in Australia this summer and will begin their preparations with a training day at UCLan in Preston this Sunday. The squad includes [...]

  • Scotland vs England


St Helens prop Adam Walker has been voted Scotland’s Player of the Year. Walker was the runaway leader - chosen as player of the year by five of the six management team who voted [...]

  • Aberdeen Warriors vs Northumbria University


The draw for the first round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup took place this evening (Thursday, January 5) at The Deep in Hull. Conducting the draw was 2016 winning coach with Hull FC, [...]

  • Scott Plumridge


Glaswegian centre Scott Plumridge has been voted Scotland Rugby League Student Player of the Year for 2016 and will receive the Roy Kinnear Award. The 20-year-old, who plays his club rugby league for Edinburgh Eagles, [...]

  • Kinnaird


Scotland Rugby League are delighted to announce the first of the four Players of the Year for their representative sides. The Thompson-Tait Award, named after team-mates in the first Scotland senior team Graeme Thompson [...]

  • Mellon


Dundee Dragons star Michael Mellon has made history by becoming the first ScotlandRL player to win the same player of the year award three times - and he has done it in three successive years. [...]

  • rugby ball


Five amendments that will enhance Rugby League matches for players, spectators and viewers will come into effect for the 2017 season Betfred Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 and Ladbrokes Challenge Cup to [...]

  • Scotland Students


In July 2017, Scotland will take part in the Student Rugby League World Cup in Sydney, Australia. Participation in the squad is self-funding and each player will need to raise over £3000 to take [...]

  • Scotland rugby league players


Scotland Rugby League have leapt from ninth to fourth in the world rankings after their impressive Four Nations campaign. After a heavy opening defeat to Australia, Scotland led England until shortly before half-time before going [...]

  • Wheelchair rugby league player


Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League (SWRL) is seeking to recruit new board members to drive the growth of wheelchair rugby league in Scotland: a fast, dynamic sport which offers the opportunity for all to participate and [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League team


Scotland Rugby League players, management and supporters are reflecting on the greatest result in their 21-year existence after the incredible 18-all draw with world number one nation, New Zealand, at Workington last night. To give the [...]

  • Luke Douglas


Scotland earned all the plaudits on Saturday night but it didn’t stop their players and coaches from an overwhelming feeling of what might have been. Leading England until three minutes to half-time, one of sport’s [...]

  • Dave Scott


Scotland head coach Steve McCormack has recalled the Phillips brothers of Workington Town and Batley full-back into a 19-man squad for their first ever meeting with England at Coventry on Saturday. Hooker Callum Phillips missed the [...]

  • Liam Hood


Liam Hood has admitted that he is relishing the ‘neighbourly rivalry’ between Scotland and England ahead of Saturday’s clash. The Leigh Centurions star played a key role in Scotland’s defeat to Australia last week and [...]

  • Match ball - Australia vs Scotland October 28th 2016


Debutant Ryan Brierley and loose forward Ben Kavanagh wrote themselves into Scottish rugby league history on Friday night by scoring for Scotland’s tries in their first ever Test meeting with Australia in the 54-12 defeat [...]

  • Australia vs Scotland


Scotland were well beaten in their opening game of the Four Nations by an outstanding opening period from Australia but fought back well to show that they are capable of pushing the best teams in [...]

  • Ryan Brierley


It’s little more than six months since Ryan Brierley was a Championship player with Leigh Centurions. Tomorrow night he will make his international debut against Australia. Having moved to Huddersfield Giants in March, half-back Brierley [...]

  • Luke Douglas


Scotland have named seven uncapped players in their 19-man squad to face Australia for the very first time in the opening game of the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament in Hull on Friday night. Coach Steve [...]

  • Scotland Under 19's


It may not seem the ideal preparation for facing the World Cup holders, but Scotland opted to stage a dress rehearsal for their meeting with Australia at Hull on Friday by playing against their youth [...]

  • Dale Ferguson


Scotland forward Dale Ferguson thinks the Bravehearts’ heavy week in Edinburgh has prepared them as well as possible for the biggest test of their lives: successive games against Australia, England and New Zealand. Scotland [...]

  • Nutrition X sport bottle


Nutrition X have proudly been the Official Sports Nutrition Partner to Scotland Rugby League for the past two seasons and this month are excited to be working with the team as they embark on the Four [...]

  • Scotland & Barrow teams


Scotland prepared for their clash with Australia next Friday by beating Barrow Raiders, masquerading as the Cumbria Select XIII, 48-16 at Barrow tonight. The Bravehearts, who left six of their star names in the Craven [...]

  • Scotland players celebrate


The stars of Super League and Australia’s NRL will descend on Cumbria on Friday when Scotland arrive to play a warm-up game ahead of the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament. Scotland coach Steve McCormack, the former [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Players


Wigan winger Lewis Tierney has been named in the Scotland squad for the first time ahead of the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament, one of ten uncapped players in the 24-man squad. Tierney helped Wigan beat [...]

  • Scotland Rugby League Club XIII

Club XIII Gain Valuable Experience In Capital

SOUTH WEST LONDON CHARGERS 46 SCOTLAND CLUB XIII 18 At London Skolars, Perth Road, Wood Green. Scotland Club XIII played their fifth game of the summer and fell to their first defeat at the [...]