Scotland Rugby League discuss Four Nations preparations in Parliament
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group welcomed Scotland Rugby League to Parliament yesterday evening (Tuesday 24 May).
Scotland’s mens national side will take part in the Four Nations tournament for the first time in the UK during October and November this year. The Bravehearts, who qualified for the elite competition after winning the European Championship in 2014, will kick off the tournament with a game against Australia, before also facing England and New Zealand.
Peers and MPs were joined by Associate Members in the Palace of Westminster, as Scotland Rugby League discussed participation, development and growth of the game in Scotland. There was a focus on preparations for the forthcoming Four Nations tournament and the opportunities that this offers for the game in Scotland.
Chair of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group and Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland MP, said “Members of the Group were delighted to welcome representatives from Scotland Rugby League to Westminster. The Four Nations tournament in the autumn will provide an excellent opportunity to develop the game in Scotland, and I am glad to see that Scotland Rugby League have a clear strategy in place.
Representing Scotland Rugby League was Chairman Keith Hogg. He said “the Four Nations provides an opportunity for the men’s national team to compete against the best international teams in the world, and also to generate increased exposure for the game in Scotland. There is potential for rugby league to be very strong in Scotland, and hopefully a successful Four Nations campaign will help us to drive participation at all levels and strengthen our existing domestic competitions.”