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Stuart Hogg


Gregor Townsend

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Gavin Hastings(9)

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Gavin Hastings(227)

Scotland are one of the nine nations to have contested every Rugby World Cup. They came within a penalty goal of a semi-final berth in Rugby World Cup 2015, the highlights of which will no doubt give them the belief they can go all the way. Scotland have never made it to a final of a Rugby World Cup, a fact that will spur this proud nation forward. However, they have found themselves in a challenging pool, with current Webb Ellis trophy holders and rivals Ireland.

Key Player: Finn Russell

An inclusion to the British & Irish Lions side in their tour of South Africa proved how impactful the Scottish fly-half can be. Playing his rugby in France will only add to the value he will provide his side in RWC 2023.

X-factor: D. Van der Merwe

Picking up eight tries in his first ten tests for Scotland, van der Merwe is a strong, tall winger with an impressive ability to find the line. Expect Scotland to send plenty of ball to his wing looking to unlock his strong finish.

Why they can win

After being on the receiving end of an upset at the hands of hosts Japan in RWC 2019, Scotland will be looking to make amends and take out a maiden Rugby World Cup.

Scotland's RWC 2023 Pool Matches

Scotland's RWC 2023 Pool Matches


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