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Scotland Students Rugby League - Summer Tour 2002

Tour reports:

Game 1: Students v British Army  Game 2: Students v Tartarstan Game 3: Students v Italy

A message from Kevin Rudd, Coach, Scotland Students Rugby League

First of all, many thanks to all those people who bought and sold tickets for Scotland Students prize Draw. For those who still have to pay your contribution, please forward to Flat 7, 41 Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7PS. Please make cheques payable to Scotland Students Rugby League. 1 or 2 players are struggling to make the tour due to financial restrictions and those past players who enjoyed their experience so much who contribute some funds will be used to assist those players that are in a financially challenged situation (Skint) but who have pursued avenues of sponsorship or support from their Universities and councils, but for whatever reason have been unsuccessful, etc..

The Draw was made at the recent friendly Student international between England V Scotland at Cockermouth, Cumbria, June 30th.  The winners were Franco Pizzeria from Peebles and Gordon and Grove Investment Consultants from Rochdale who each receive Shirt sleeve sponsorship for our tour. Every sponsor who bought a ticket will be contacted upon our return to let them know how we performed and to provide a small token of our appreciation.

The England match was closely contested and where despite the Scotland side leading 8-6 deep into the second half, England ran out 18-8 winners.  Scotland have a lot to be pleased about, with the introduction of several new International Debutants, which shows great prospects for the future.

The squad, including The Scotland Students and Under-19s Rugby League players will embark on a tour of France and Italy from Saturday July 13th, playing teams such as Italy and the Russian state Tartarstan.  Scotland Rugby League has organised the tour as a result of the cancellation of the Student World Cup, and it provides a great opportunity for the Students to promote the British game at a time when no other major Championship is available to compete in.  The Scotland Students will begin their tour in
London, attending the London Broncos match on Saturday 13th.  The Students and Under-19s will be paraded on the pitch at half time, to promote the release of the book Rugby League Bravehearts book, a history of Scotland Rugby League. 

There is also to be a last minute detour, due to problems with holiday periods in France for the students. The tour party will also be now heading to Osnabruck in Germany where they will meet the formidable British Army A and B side based in Germany.

The tour promises to build on previous successful and memorable tours to Russia and France for Scotland Students Rugby league.

For more information, contact the Scotland Students coach, Kevin Rudd on 07720 805834, or e-mail:

The Scotland Students Tour is proudly sponsored by:

Kov Promotions -,
Burnmill Joinery, 45 Charles Street, Pittenween, Fife, KY10 2QS. Tel: 01333 311051
Trinity Arts, 3 Midshore, Pittenween, Fife, KY10 2NJ. Tel: 01333 313360
Curries Corner Shop, 38 Rodger Street, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3HW. Tel: 01333 310222
G Doig Chemist, 23 Rodger Street, Anstruther, Fife. Tel: 01333 310354.
West End Bar, South Loan, Pittenween, Fife. Tel: 01333 311527
Flying Horse Hotel, 37 Packer Street, Rochdale, Lancs. Tel: 01706 646412
Pennine Decorations Supplies, Castle Works, Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 4HY. Tel: 01706 345278
Mark Brown, Webmaster, Scotland Rugby League.
Simmonds NW Ltd, 71-75 Featherstall Road, Littleborough, Rochdale. Tel: 01706 345278
Kinder Gym, 5 Pinnacle Drive, Egerton, Bolton, BL7 9XD.
Bulldog Sports, 80 Burley Road, Leeds, LS3 1JP. Tel: 0113 242 5307
Sunbird UK
DDZ Marine Ltd., Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs, KA30 8EZ.
Heritage Golf of St.Andrews Ltd., Argyle Business Park, Largo Road, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8PJ. Tel: 01334 477299. Website:

Villeneuve Wines, 37 Eastgate, Peebles. Tel: 01721 722500
Francos,, Port Brae, Peebles. Tel: 01721 720510Brett Pollard
Graeme Thompson
Hector McNeil and London Scholars RLFC
Eric Martin, Ardrossan Marina, The Harbour, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, KA22 8DB. Tel: 01294 607077
Saltire Sports Ltd., 37 Bongate, Jedburgh, TD8 6DT. Tel: 01835 864440
John Laidlaw & Son Ltd., Building & Joinery Contractors, Jedburgh
Ye Old Red Lion, 1 Pare Street, Market Bosworth, Warks
Hames Partnership Accountants, Main Street, Market Bosworth, Warks.
John Cleveland College, Butt Lane, Hinkley, Leics
Rodent Support Services, C/O Ashley Carrol
Ali Bee Gordon & Grove Investment Consultants
Europack Marketing Twin Peaks Mountain Specialists, 5 York Close, Market Bosworth
Viewforth Well Services Ltd., Laurelbank, 33 Crail Road, Anstruther, KY10 3EL. Tel: 01333 312977. e-mail:
Mansfield Engineering, Lochpark Industrial Estate, Hawick, TD9 9JA. Tel/Fax: 01450 378887. Mob: 07778 773435
Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmakers & Weavers, 57-59 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR. Tel: 0131 557 0256

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