Known for their dark blue playing strip, Scotland are now a well-established side who have enjoyed numerous appearances on the grandest stage of them all at the Rugby League World Cup.
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Scotland don’t currently have a national home of their own and it has been the unfortunate case in recent times that ‘home’ matches for the country have actually taken place in the English town of Workington.
The Bravehearts are part of the European Rugby League (ERL) Federation and are governed by the Scotland Rugby League governing body.
For much of the sports history, Scottish players have represented a joint Great Britain side which has seen them struggle to establish themselves as a separate entity.
Following the breakup of Great Britain, the countries first official test match was in August 1995 when they headed across the Irish Sea to Dublin to take on the Ireland Wolfhounds where they would come up short in a narrow loss by 26 points to 22.
Many will however say that the country has a much longer history than that, with many stating 1904 as when the international game started in the country.
An ‘Other Nationalities’ side would continue for a couple of years after that and then would make other appearances throughout the years with many featuring Scottish players.
In more recent times, the game really developed in the country during the 1980’s at the student level, where a represented student side competed since 1987 and made the step up to the global stage at the 1992 Students World Cup.
3 years later, the open age team made the step up by competing at the Emerging Nations Tournament that coincided with the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.
As a warm up to that tournament, the country paid there own way to Ireland and the players paid for their own accommodation to play against Ireland in a match that they were even refused access to changing rooms by the Irish Rugby Union, leading them to dress away from the ground and walk to the match.
That dedication was taking into the Emerging Nations event, where they face ca tough group including the Cook Islands, Russia and the USA but Scotland would do well with wins against Russia and the US.
Those performances helped the country to be granted full international status in 1996 by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) and soon after they would well Ireland to Glasgow for their first ever home international.
Scotland would run out 26-6 winners, but they would lose their next home game to France by 20 points to 22.
In 2000, the country would make the step up to the biggest stage of them all when they qualified for the Rugby League World Cup where they would face Ireland, Samoa and the New Zealand Māori in the group stage.
They would defeat France in Lezignan but would come up short in their other games to exit at the first hurdle.
The 2008 RLWC would see the country face a tough qualification process, but things would get even tougher at the tournament proper, and Scotland would exit the event early once again.
At the 2013 tournament, Scotland would face Italy, Tonga and the USA at the group stage but this time Scotland would put in much improved performances including a win against a talented Fiji side and a big win against Italy but a draw against the USA would cost them dearly.
Strong European Cup campaigns in the 2010’s saw them qualify for the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations tournament and whilst Scotland would finish bottom of the group, they made history with a draw against the mighty New Zealand iwis in front of a packed-out stadium in Workington.
At the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, Scotland would face an incredibly tough group featuring New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga and despite ending the tournament with a draw against Samoa, they would finish bottom of the table.
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