The Student Four Nations returns to Scotland after a nine year absence due to European Cups and Student World Cups abroad that have led to the delay in the competition returning back to Scotland. The last Student Championships to be held there was in 2002 at the Old Scotstoun Stadium. The stadium has been rebuilt to international standards with stands that can accommodate up to 4800 people.
Scotland Students finished 3rd in the 2010 student four nations after an impressive 42 – 8 opening day win over Ireland but fell short of glory in Limerick after losses to Wales and England. The 2011 tournament could prove crucial for the Scottish Students with domestic quota spaces for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 up for grabs.
With a revamped residents programme for the Scottish Students, based north of the border, coaches Paddy Coupar and Giles Lomax, have both come through the students’ pathway to the full professional squad and are looking forward to a successful year.
“It’s great to be involved in the coaching of the Scotland student residents. Giles and I both came through the Students pathway up to the Scotland ‘A’ set up and finally through to the professional squad and it’s great to be able to give something back.”
“We have a pretty full programme for the residents this year with the trials coming up on the 14th November followed by a number of training sessions to get ready for the Student Rugby League Regional Championships in Nottingham before playing the exiles in a selection match for the Scotland Students Squad.”
Scotland Residents OPEN Trials take place on Sunday 14th November 2010 at Scotstoun Stadium, 72 Danes Road, Glasgow with registration at 1:00pm.