McCormack relishing Scots Four Nations challenge

Scotland coach Steve McCormack has acknowledged that he is starting to feel the excitement ahead of this autumn’s Four Nations.

The Scots are set to face England for the first time, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

They will open the tournament by facing the Kangaroos at Hull KR‘s KC Lightstream Stadium on Friday October 28.

They will follow that by playing England in the double header at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on November 5, a game which is followed by New Zealand v Australia.

They will then play New Zealand at Workington on Friday November 11.

“Having the fixtures confirmed, knowing what stadiums we’re going to be playing in and when, just makes the whole thing even more exciting,” said McCormack.

“It’s going to be a real honour to coach a Scotland side against both England and Australia for the very first time, and getting the chance to face up to New Zealand again.

“We’ve planned our whole Four Nations itinerary already and know where we are training, where we’re staying and when we go into camp.

“Now I’ve got the envious task of watching our players for their clubs, meeting individuals to discuss what we’re trying to do, and putting the squad together.”

McCormack is also confident that the Bravehearts will have a competitive team out on the field for the tournament.

“Everyone saw at the World Cup and the Europeans in 2014 that we’ve got some fantastic talented players in Super League and the NRL that will be so proud to represent Scotland again, and some exciting young players coming through,” he said.

“We will add a couple of players to the pool, too, which should strengthen us for this year and the World Cup next year. I can’t wait!”

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