Scottish Rugby League Side Ready For Challenge Cup Test
Written by RockSport on January 26, 2018
A Rugby League team from the county of Angus in Scotland will fly the flag for the game north of the border in England’s premier Rugby League tournament on Saturday 27th January.
Strathmore Silverbacks will travel to Cumbria for a 1st Round Challenge Cup tie against Millom.
The Strathmore Silverbacks were formed in 2015 by former rugby league professional and Scotland A international David Vernon and assisted by Strathmore RFC. In their debut 2015 season under head coach Vernon they won the Edinburgh 9s and finished runner-up to champions Aberdeen Warriors, even beating the champs in their last game of the season 39-32. The following season saw them once again finish runner-up to the Warriors in the league and in the Grand Final played at Montrose they were beaten 32-48. In 2017 the Silverbacks were crowned Scottish Champions after a quality 32-30 victory over Edinburgh Eagles in Edinburgh, earning the right to represent Scotland in the Rugby League 2018 Challenge Cup