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.
Is there is a better feeling than pulling on that jersey, the thistle on your chest?
— Scotland Rugby League 🏴 (@scotlandrl) October 14, 2022
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.