McCormack pleased with stocked Scotland squad

Scotland coach Steve McCormack says the Bravehearts will field their best squad ever assembled in this year’s Four Nations.

Scotland will be led by Huddersfield halfback Danny Brough and include NRL stars such as Lachlan Coote and Luke Douglas.

They have also called on Super League talent such as Wigan winger Lewis Tierney and Warrington flyer Matty Russell, but will be without two players from theiir impressive 2013 World Cup campaign in Peter Wallace and Keith Galloway.

McCormack said Scotland‘s goal in this Four Nations is to get the best of the squad that they’ve got.

“I’m really confident that this is probably the best squad that Scotland‘s ever fielded,” he said.

“We’ve got 24 fully committed players, and I think if you add the quality we’ve added this year we’ve got some outstanding players.

“On our day we can play some good stuff. As all in competitions we’ve been involved in, it’s getting the players to realise their full potential.

Scotland start the tournament on Friday against Australia. The Bravehearts are huge underdogs and are not expected to trouble the ‘big three’.

McCormack said his side are excited to get the Four Nations underway.

“It’s exciting, we’ve certainly earned the right to be in this competition,” he said.

“In the last few major competitions we’ve built, in 2008 and 2013. And the European Cup, winning that to get into this competition was just rewards for all the hard work that everybody has put in.




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