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VOTE: Scottish Rugby’s Team Of The Decade

Now that we’re safely into a new decade, it’s time to take stock of the one we’ve left.

In Scottish rugby terms it’s been a mixed bag. Some big wins over the likes of Australia, England, South Africa and Ireland, but also some humbling losses to Italy, Fiji, the USA, Argentina and Japan. The Six Nations has been broadly dissapointing without a sniff of either a Championship or Grand Slam.

Of the decade’s 3 Rugby World Cups we’ve come within a whisker of Semi Final, but have also been knocked out in the group stages of 2011 and 2019. The last 10 years have also seen Scotland go from a forward orientated team that barely let in a try (but also couldn’t score one for love nor money), to a team who can score at will (but seem to concede with equal frequency).

We’ve said goodbye to legends, whilst welcoming the new generation. Seen promising careers  snubbed out by injury, whilst new talents from far flung lands have replaced them. One thing’s for sure, there have been some brilliant players across the past 10 years so, without further ado, it’s time to select the Scottish Rugby Team of the Decade. Dare we call it a People’s Vote for The People’s Team.

All you have to do is pick a player in each position and the selections with the most votes will make up the XV. A few players have moved around over the years, but to make life simpler we’ve selected players in the position they represented Scotland most often throughout the 2010’s. We’ve also split up brothers across positions.

So get to it, and don’t forget to let us know your XV in the comments below.

  • Question of

    1: Loosehead Prop

    • Alasdair Dickinson
    • Alex Allan
    • Allan Dell
    • Allan Jacobsen
    • Darryl Marfo
    • Gordon Reid
    • Jamie Bhatti
    • Kyle Traynor
    • Rory Sutherland
    • Ryan Grant
  • Question of

    2: Hooker

    • Dougie Hall
    • Fraser Brown
    • George Turner
    • Grant Stewart
    • Jake Kerr
    • Kevin Bryce
    • Pat McArthur
    • Ross Ford
    • Scott Lawson
    • Steve Lawrie
    • Stuart McInally
  • Question of

    3: Tighthead

    • D’Arcy Rae
    • Ed Kalman
    • Euan Murray
    • Geoff Cross
    • Jon Welsh
    • Mike Cusack
    • Moray Low
    • Murray McCallum
    • Simon Berghan
    • WP Nel
    • Zander Fagerson
  • Question of

    4: Lock

    • Lewis Carmichael
    • Nathan Hines
    • Richie Gray
    • Scott Cummings
    • Tim Swinson
    • Tom Ryder
  • Question of

    5: Lock

    • Al Kellock
    • Ben Toolis
    • Grant Gilchrist
    • Jim Hamilton
    • Jonny Gray
    • Scott MacLeod
  • Question of

    6: Blindside

    • Ally Strokosch
    • John Barclay
    • Keiran Low
    • Magnus Bradbury
    • Rob Harley
    • Sam Skinner
  • Question of

    7: Openside

    • Alan MacDonald
    • Blair Cowan
    • Chris Fusaro
    • Gary Graham
    • Hamish Watson
    • Hugh Blake
    • Jamie Ritchie
    • John Hardie
    • Kelly Brown
    • Luke Hamilton
    • Ross Rennie
    • Tyrone Holmes
  • Question of

    8: Number 8

    • Adam Ashe
    • Blade Thomson
    • Cornell du Preez
    • David Denton
    • Johnnie Beattie
    • Josh Strauss
    • Matt Fagerson
    • Richie Vernon
    • Ryan Wilson
  • Question of

    9: Scrum Half

    • Ali Price
    • Chris Cusiter
    • George Horne
    • Grayson Hart
    • Greig Laidlaw
    • Henry Pyrgos
    • Mike Blair
    • Rory Lawson
    • Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
  • Question of

    10: Fly Half

    • Adam Hastings
    • Dan Parks
    • Duncan Weir
    • Finn Russell
    • Phil Godman
    • Ruaridh Jackson
    • Tom Heathcote
  • Question of

    11: Left Wing

    • Byron McGuigan
    • Damian Hoyland
    • Darcy Graham
    • Max Evans
    • Rory Hughes
    • Sean Maitland
    • Simon Danielli
    • Tim Visser
  • Question of

    12: Inside Centre

    • Alex Dunbar
    • Duncan Taylor
    • Graeme Morrison
    • James Lang
    • Matt Scott
    • Pete Horne
    • Phil Burleigh
    • Sam Johnson
  • Question of

    13: Outside Centre

    • Chris Harris
    • Huw Jones
    • Jo Ansbro
    • Mark Bennett
    • Nick De Luca
    • Nick Grigg
    • Rory Hutchinson
  • Question of

    14: Wing

    • Dougie Fife
    • Jack Cuthbert
    • Lee Jones
    • Nikki Walker
    • Sean Lamont
    • Thom Evans
    • Tom Brown
    • Tommy Seymour
  • Question of

    15: Fullback

    • Blair Kinghorn
    • Chris Paterson
    • Greig Tonks
    • Hugo Southwell
    • Peter Murchie
    • Rory Lamont
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    • Stuart Hogg
  • Question of

    Coach

    • Andy Robinson
    • Gregor Townsend
    • Scott Johnson
    • Vern Cotter

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