Rugby World Cup: Underdogs Scotland break tournament drought in New Zealand's Pool A

  • 11/10/2022

Scotland have broken a 12-year absence to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2021, which means none of their players have previous experience at the tournament.

They're the lowest-ranked team in a pool that features defending champions New Zealand and they have already lost their opening game in heartbreaking fashion against Six Nations rivals Wales.

Still, the Scots are determined to pave the way for the next generation. 

"We've not qualified for 12 years, so to be this team that have done it, and to have the opportunity to play on this platform and do your country proud, and hopefully push us onto the next level and inspire that next generation of wee girls coming through that they can play at a World Cup one day... it's so special to be here," said captain Rachel Malcolm.

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