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 15th in the Men’s World Rankings (4th 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 National League and 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
2TongaNew ZealandEngland
3EnglandEnglandWales
4AustraliaPapua New GuineaIreland
5Papua New GuineaFranceScotland
6FijiCanadaItaly
7SamoaWalesAustralia
8SerbiaSerbiaSpain
9FranceTurkey
10MaltaTonga
11GreeceCook Islands
12IrelandFiji
13LebanonItaly
14NetherlandsIreland
15ScotlandUSA
16WalesSamoa
17ItalyBrazil
18Czech RepublicGreece
19TurkeyLebanon
20Cook Islands
21Jamaica
22Poland
23Norway
24Philippines
25Germany
26Ukraine
27USA
28Nigeria
29Spain
30South Africa
31Ghana
32Chile
33Morocco
34Sweden
35Hungary
36Cameroon
37Russia
38Canada
39Solomon Islands
40Vanuatu
41Bulgaria
42Brazil
43Bosnia & Herzegovina
44Montenegro
45Colombia
46Denmark
47Belgium
48Latvia