Scotland unveil World Cup squad numbers in coolest way possible

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Scotland announced their squad numbers for the World Cup to thousands of followers on social media in the most innovative of ways.

The Bravehearts took to social media on Friday morning to confirm their squad numbers for the World Cup, which gets underway in Newcastle this weekend.

In a well thought out social media post, Scotland aligned each player with where their Scottish roots are on a map of the island.


Australia-born Euan Aitken, who has made more than 150 appearances in the NRL, has been given the number 11 shirt. His grandfather hails from Glasgow.

Aitken will partner Hull KR favourite Kane Linnett in the back-row, with the latter wearing number 12.

New Zealand-born James Bell, who has family hailing from Aberdeen, will wear 13 after having an impressive season in Super League with champions St Helens.

There are six Super League players included in Nathan Graham’s 24-man squad – Bell, Linnett, Matty Russell (2), Ryan Brierley (7), Liam Hood (9) and Sam Luckley (10).

Scotland captain Dale Ferguson, playing in this third World Cup, will don the number 24 jersey.

Scotland squad numbers for World Cup:

1. Lewis Clarke

2. Matty Russell

3. Ben Hellewell

4. Kieran Buchanan

5. Lachlan Walmsley

6. Bailey Hayward

7. Ryan Brierley

8. Logan Bayliss-Brow

9. Liam Hood

10. Sam Luckley

11. Euan Aitken

12. Kane Linnett

13. James Bell

14. Kyle Schneider

15. Luke Bain

16. Guy Graham

17. Charlie Emslie

18. Jack Teanby

19. Calum Gaham

20. Davey Dixon

21. Shane Toal

22. Alex Walker

23. Bayley Liu

24. Dale Ferguson

Scotland are in a group with Fiji, Italy and reigning champions Australia. The Bravehearts get their World Cup campaign underway against Italy at Kingston Park in Newcastle on Sunday, October 16.

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