Honour for Hogg

  SCOTLAND Nines Head Coach Nathan Graham has named Matt Hogg as captain for the Commonwealth Under 23 Nine’s Championships to be held in Moreton Bay near Brisbane in February writes Ollie Cruickshank. 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 Scotland…

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Valiant Bravehearts exit the World Cup with Samoa draw

Scotland may have been reeling earlier in the week from the impact of three players having been sent home, but they recovered their spirit to secure a 14-14 draw with Samoa in Cairns, outplaying Samoa for much of the game largely thanks to their playmaker Danny Addy. Sadly for the Scots, however, Samoa will progress to the quarter-finals with a…

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RLEF Board Discusses Strategic Calendar

At a recent meeting in its new offices near London Bridge, the RLEF Board discussed the instigation of a wider European calendar, to include evolving the three-tier European Championship and expanding the age group competition. “We made clear progress on the subject of the European Championship,” said RLEF chairman Maurice Watkins. “All parties are keen to work together as we…

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Rugby League World Magazine – The truth about Scottish Rugby League and more. Out Now

The Bravehearts of Scotland were the surprise package of the 2016 Four Nations and their captain Danny Brough graces the cover of the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine which features a special, in-depth investigation into the true state of Rugby League north of the English border. Was that sensational draw against the Kiwis in the Four Nations the…

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Scotland earn thrilling Four Nations draw with Kiwis

Scotland made history tonight at Workington’s Derwent Park, becoming the first minor nation to earn a Four Nations point when they drew 18-18 with New Zealand, the number one ranked team in the world. It was an extraordinary game played in driving heavy rain and very cold conditions, and the Scots came into the game after having had just one…

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Scotland make two changes for Kiwi clash

Scotland coach Steve McCormack has made two changes to his 19-man squad for the Ladbrokes Four Nations clash with New Zealand on Friday night. In come halfback Ryan Brierley and forward Billy McConnachie, who both made their Test debuts in the defeat to Australia in the tournament opener, replacing hooker Callum Phillips and Widnes forward Sam Brooks. Huddersfield’s Brierley has…

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Scots return to “second home”

Scotland Rugby League will return to the Zebra Claims Stadium on Friday night, a place head coach Steve McCormack dubs their ‘second home’. The Bravehearts have appeared at Workington Town’s home ground three times in recent years, helping grow the presence of Scotland Rugby League in Cumbria following two hugely successful games there at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and…

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