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 2022 in England.

Scotland Rugby League already has a well respected international pedigree:

• Currently 11th in the Men’s World Rankings (3rd in Europe)
• Currently 5th in the Wheelchair World Rankings
• 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 RankingsWheelchair World Rankings
1New ZealandAustraliaFrance
2EnglandNew ZealandEngland
3Tonga InvitationalEnglandWales
4AustraliaPapua New GuineaAustralia
5Papua New GuineaFranceScotland
6FijiCanadaIreland
7FranceSerbiaItaly
8SamoaItalySpain
9SerbiaFiji
10GreeceTurkey
11ScotlandSamoa
12IrelandCook Islands
13LebanonWales
14NetherlandsIreland
15MaltaBrazil
16ItalyGreece
17Czech RepublicLebanon
18Jamaica
19Turkey
20Norway
21Poland
22Cook Islands
23Wales
24USA
25Ukraine
26Philippines
27Nigeria
28Spain
29Germany
30Hungary
31Ghana
32Sweden
33Morocco
34Cameroon
35Russia
36Canada
37Solomon Islands
38South Africa
39Bulgaria
40Vanuatu
41Belgium
42Brazil
43Chile
44Bosnia & Herzegovina
45Colombia
46Denmark
47Latvia