Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rugby League News


Paul Anderson: Joe Wardle deserves international recognition


Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes Giants centre Joe Wardle has the potential to be an international star. The 22-year-old, who was born in Halifax but has three Scotland caps, picked up three of the Giants’ main individual awards this week – coaches’ player, players’ player and supporters’ player of the year. Many believe he should be considered for an England ... Read More »

Scotland Rugby League to head to Borders


Scotland Rugby League will stage its first ever international in the Borders when it takes on France in the European Championship at Galashiels on Friday 31 October, kick-off 7.30pm. Stars of Super League from north and south of the border and across the Channel will descend on Netherdale as Gala RFC host the Bravehearts’ 20th anniversary match. This Saturday – ... Read More »

Rugby League European Championship fixtures announced


France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships. The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere. It will be a re-entry into the Test arena for all four after the 2013 World Cup where the Scots, particularly, ... Read More »

Wales to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines


Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby League Commonwealth Nines Championship after wins over Scotland and Jamaica on Friday. In the first day of the tournament at Glasgow’s Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, Wales put on two excellent performances for their wins and a creditable performance in their defeat against favourites Australia. Finishing second in their group, Wales ... Read More »

Scotland coaching team commit to next World Cup

Steve McCormack. ©RLPhotos

Scotland head coach Steve McCormack, and assistants Dave Rotheram and John Duffy, have committed their future to the team until after the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which is expected to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The trio led the Bravehearts to the quarter finals in 2013, against all the odds. McCormack, who has held his position since ... Read More »

Douglas delight as record looms

Scotland Player of the Year Luke Douglas is hoping to be able to carry play again for the Bravehearts at the end of the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Douglas, as was reported in last week’s League Express, was chosen as the Scottish Player of the Year by the team’s coaching staff, and he has confirmed to League Express that he ... Read More »

Full Time Report: New Zealand 40 Scotland 4

New Zealand made their expected progress to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with this eight-try success over Scotland at Headingley. The Kiwis held a 26-point lead at the interval and added to their tally with a length of the field effort from man of the match Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who picked off a Kane Linnett kick. Manu ... Read More »

Half Time Report: New Zealand 26 Scotland 0

Five first-half tries – and two more disallowed – saw defending World Cup champions New Zealand make a statement that they are in fine form as the knock out stages of the tournament begin. The Kiwis brushed aside an early injury fear to Sonny Bill Williams and a strong start from the Scots. Isaac Luke had a try claim ruled ... Read More »

Bravehearts bond in dream run


They were born in Yeovil and Yamba, in Torquay and Shellharbour, Lancaster, Melbourne and the Yorkshire Dales village of Steeton. Yet their families are from Cambuslang, Possil, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Lanark and Dalry. This is the cosmopolitan make-up of Scotland’s World Cup squad, which comes face to face with the World Champions – New Zealand – at Leeds on Friday night. ... Read More »

Buzzing Bravehearts ready for Kiwi clash

Matthew Russell feels as though he is living a dream as he and his squad prepare to face New Zealand in their Rugby League World Cup 2013 quarter-final clash at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm). Russell, who was named man of the match in Scotland’s final group game victory over the USA, had to sit with the rest of ... Read More »