Scotland Rugby League News

Scotland play Ireland in Navan on Friday night with the winners qualifying for the European Nations Cup Final. There they will play either England or France ? more likely England ? at Warrington?s new Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday 7 November live on Sky TV. Therefore, Friday night is arguably the biggest game in Scotland Rugby League?s history.

The squad train at St Helens RLFC on Wednesday before flying to Dublin from Manchester Airport. They will train in Dublin on Thursday and Friday morning. Kick off on Friday night is 7.30pm.

Available Player Notes:

- ANDY McPHAIL ? Glasgow Bulls winger from the city who scored with his first touch of senior international rugby on Sunday. Studies at Napier University.

- NATHAN GRAHAM ? captain, full-back and most capped player in the squad who will retire after this tournament. Plays for Batley in England?s National League 1.

- ANDREW HENDERSON ? hooker/scrum-half who paid for his own flight back from Australia to play. Plays for Balmain Tigers in the Sydney competition. Glaswegian father.

Scotland squad: Nathan Graham (Batley, 9 caps), Andy McPhail (Glasgow Bulls, 1), Jamie Bloem (Halifax, 1), Iain Marsh (Oldham, 1), Pete Shaw (Scotland Students, 1), Danny Brough (York, 1), Andrew Henderson (Balmain Tigers, 3), Dave McConnell (Leigh, 3), Jack Howieson (Sheffield, 3), Duncan MacGillivray (Wakefield Trinity, 0), Alex Szostak (Bradford Bulls, 1), Matt Tunstall (Workington, 3), Ross Marshall (Clyde Buccaneers, 1), Neil Lowe (Salford, 5), Andy Brown (Fife Lions, 1), Chris Birchall (Halifax, 1, Spencer Miller (Whitehaven, 3), Jason Roach (Swinton, 7).

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