30. June 2014 · Comments Off on RL Commonwealth Championships · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

In the run up to the Commonwealth Games, Rugby League held their championship as an under 19 nine a side tournament between eight nations at Broadwood Stadium on 27/28 June.

The Friday saw the teams divided into two pools. In Pool A Australia came out on top ahead of Wales Scotland and Jamaica. The highlight was a thrilling 18-18 draw between Scotland and Australia.
Pool B started with a big surprise as a novice Canada team thrashed England 24-4. Papua New Guinea finished top of the group with a perfect record , ahead of Canada, England and South Africa.

The bottom four teams from Friday played off for the 5th to 8th places on Saturday. Scotland beat England by 14-8 in the 5th place games while Jamaica finished 7th after beating South Africa. Following semi-final defeats for both teams the Bronze medal match went to Wales over a tiring Canada side.
In the final the Papua New Guinea side were rampant in the first half, running in three quick tries before the Australians could respond. This was enough to secure the gold medals for PNG as they ran out win by 22-8.

photos  –  RL Commonwealth Championships

10. August 2013 · Comments Off on Scotland A v Ireland · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Scotland’s amateur Rugby League side played their first game of the Four Nations competition against Ireland at Falkirk on 10th August.

Ireland had already suffered defeat at the hands of Wales and quickly found themselves two tries behind. Scotland kept on pressing and had a 22-4 lead at half-time. The second half was much more competitive as Ireland staged a late comeback. It wasn’t enough to steal the result however as Scotland held on to win by 38-28.

photos – Scotland A v Ireland

05. August 2013 · Comments Off on Scottish Rugby League Grand Finals · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

This year’s Finals day was held on 3rd August at Falkirk RFC.

Easterhouse Panthers v FalkirkThe first game was the under 17 final, which saw Easterhouse Panthers build up a big half-time lead thanks to the benefit of a strong wind. The second half was a closer competition, but Easterhouse won comfortably by 48 points to 6.

photos – Easterhouse Panthers v Falkirk

In the Plate Final Ayrshire Storm proved to be too strong for a young Aberdeen Warriors ‘Whites‘ team, dominating from start to finish to win by 84 points to 4.

photos – Ayrshire Storm v Aberdeen Whites

After two one-sided games, the big cup final was a thriller. This featured the champions from Central Scotland, Easterhouse Panthers, and the Aberdeen Warriors ‘Reds’ team, the top side from Northern Scotland.

The sides exchanged tries through the first half, from which Easterhouse came out with an 18-12 lead. The second half continued in similar fashion and Easterhouse held a lead right up until injury time when Aberdeen managed a final break-away try to secure a 30-28 win.

photos – Aberdeen Warriors ‘Reds’ v Easterhouse Panthers

Aberdeen Warriors v Easterhouse Panthers

22. June 2013 · Comments Off on Saltire Schools Cup Finals 2013 · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Westhill Academy v Greenwood AcademyThis years finals of the Schools cup competition were played in the impressive surroundings of Broadwood Stadium at Cumbernauld on 20th June.

The S1 final saw a comfortable win for Westhill Academy over Greenwood Academy, and in the S2/3 final North Berwick High School were the winners against Greenwood.

Greenwood put up a much stronger performance in the S4/5 final and actually had the lead in the second half before their opponents, Westhill again, pulled off the win.

photos – Saltire Schools Cup Finals


19. November 2012 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 18s v Cumbria · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Scotland v CumbriaScotland’s opponents for the game at Falkirk on 19th November were supposed to be the England under 18 team. However they became unavailable and the Cumbria side stepped in at short notice.

Both teams scored early tries, and  the lead was exchanged a couple of times before Scotland came out with a 12-10 lead at half time. The visitors scored to re-take the lead shortly after the break and it wasn’t until the last few minutes that the Scots found form and ran in three tries. Scotland won with a scoreline of 28-14 which was probably a bit flattering.

Photo Gallery – Scotland Under 18s v Cumbria

30. October 2012 · Comments Off on Scotland v England Knights · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Scotland v England KnightsScotland’s second game in this years Alitalia Euro Cup competition brought England’s second team – The Knights – to Meggetland on 28th October. After they thrashed Ireland the previous weekend it seemed likely that the English would dominate this game. It was probably a surprise therefore when Scotland opened the scoring with a try after only a couple of minutes. It was less surprising that the English replied with a quick three tries of their own.  In the end England won comfortably and came away with the Euro Cup trophy, but the final score of 62-24 shows that the Scotland team were able to compete strongly throughout the game.

It’s exactly a year until Scotland start their World Cup campaign with a game against Tonga in Workington. Scoring four tries against the Knights should be a boost to their confidence.

Photo Gallery – Scotland v England Knights

23. October 2012 · Comments Off on Scotland v Ireland · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League
Scotland v Ireland

With the Superleague and Championship seasons having finished the annual round of professional Rugby League internationals have come round. It’s now just 12 months until the World Cup so these games are more important than ever.

The opening match of the Alitalia Euro Cup was played between Scotland and Ireland at Meggetland on October 14th. The Irish Wolfhounds started the game strongest, and built up a 22-0 lead by half time. They scored another try within minutes of the restart and then were able to ease off, with Scotland finally getting into the game. The final score was 30-18 to Ireland.

Scotland will have to improve before the 28th October when England Knights will be the visitors to Meggetland.

Photo Gallery – Scotland v Ireland

03. September 2012 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Eagles v Gateshead Storm · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

 Edinburgh Eagles v Gateshead Storm

Rugby League’s Harry Jepson Trophy 2012 is contested by the winners of regional championships from around Britain. Scotland’s champions, Edinburgh Eagles hosted the North East’s Gateshead Storm at Peffermill on 2 September 2012.

The Eagles opened the scoring on their first possession and were never behind in the game, eventually winning by 36-20. They now move on to the semi-final where they will play Northampton Demons at a neutral venue next Sunday.
Photo Gallery – Edinburgh Eagles v Gateshead Storm

11. August 2012 · Comments Off on Scotland A v Wales A · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Scotland A v Wales AAfter their big defeat by England three weeks ago, Ash Carroll’s Scotland A team bounced back with a dominating performance against Wales on yet another sunny day at Falkirk. The Scots started with two quick tries and were 26-0 up at half time. Wales started the second half with a try of their own, but Scotland were able to hold on comfortably and ran out 36-16 winners.


Photo Gallery – Scotland A v Wales A

05. August 2012 · Comments Off on Scottish Rugby League – Grand Finals · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Rugby League Grand FinalThis years Grand Finals day was held at Falkirk Rugby Club on 4th August.

Easterhouse Panthers did a double over Aberdeen Spartans in the first two games of the day, winning the under 15s game by 34 points to 12 and the under 17s by 34-20.

In the senior Final, last years second tier champions Aberdeen Warriors managed to get ahead by 10-6 early in the game. Edinburgh Eagles proved to be too strong in the long run though and powered through to regain the trophy by 36-10.


Photo Gallery – under 15s Scottish Grand Final

Photo Gallery – under 17s Scottish Grand Final

Photo Gallery – Scottish Grand Final 2012