Scotland a national rugby union team
|Union||Scottish Rugby Union|
Scotland XV 20–3 Argentina|
(13 September 1969)
Scotland XV 85–3 Spain|
(5 December 1998)
Scotland A 17–52 New Zealand Māori|
(17 June 2006)
The Scotland A team are the second national rugby union team behind the Scottish national side.
Scotland's status as one of the leading rugby nations in the Northern Hemisphere, made the SRU to field a second team, first known as Scotland XV, and currently as Scotland A, which can play at the same level, sometimes even superior, of many second and third tier nations first sides. Before the professional era, Scotland A played against touring national sides from the southern hemisphere. Scotland XV represented Scotland during the 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifyings, easily winning Portugal by 85–11, and Spain by 85–3, in Murrayfield.
Unlike association football, where the main team is supposed to be the "A" team, Scotland A in rugby union is actually equivalent to the Scotland B football team.
Below is the Scotland A squad named in January 2013 for the Six Nations tournament.
Note: Flags indicate national union affiliation of the registered club as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules.
They now regularly compete in the IRB Nations Cup, winning the competition in 2009.
- Scottish Rugby
- Nations Cup official site
- Scotland XV/A Official Games