Scotland Club XV

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Scotland Club XV
Union Scottish Rugby Union

The Scotland national Club XV rugby union team is one of several national rugby union teams behind the Scottish national side.

The national Club XV takes the best players from club rugby in Scotland to form a side that regularly competes with a similar Ireland Club XV. The two teams play each other annually for the Dalriada Cup.

The Scotland Club XV side also regularly play with the similar England Counties XV.

History[edit]

The Club XV international fixture began in 2006 when Scotland played their Irish Club XV counterparts in Donnybrook.[1]

It has since been relished by the amateur club players. Former Club XV player Rory McKay, previously of Glasgow Warriors, explained: "It gives club players something higher to aim for that previously wasn't there, while others may see it as a stepping stone to the pro game. A few years ago club players often felt they had hit a ceiling and couldn't go any further, but the thought of club international selection has upped the intensity."[1]

Team[edit]

The Scotland Club XV played their Irish counterparts on 5 Feb 2015. They won 23 -18.[2]

The team on that day was:

Scotland : F Thomson; C Gossman, L Steele, R Curle, S McLeod; S Edwards, G Wilson; N Beavon, R Anderson, S Cessford, R Nimmo, I Moody, J Hill, W Bordill, R Weston Subs F Scott Anderson 56, E McQuillin for Fagerson 50, P Eccles for Hill 75, T Spinks for Weston 64, G Graham for Wilson 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rory McKay relishes Scottish club international call-up". The Scotsman. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Scotland Club XV 23 - Ireland Club XV 18". Herald Scotland. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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