Promo Badge for BBVA Compass Stadium
USAvSCO656x369 REVISED 4.9.jpg

Scottish Rugby Union Announces Team Roster for Match at BBVA Compass Stadium

Scottish Rugby Union Announces Team Roster for Match at BBVA Compass Stadium

May 23, 2014

Scottish Rugby Union head coach Vern Cotter announced the 27-man roster for Scotland’s match against the USA Men’s National Rugby Team on Saturday, June 7th at BBVA Compass Stadium.  The match will mark the beginning of Scotland’s 16-match countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Scotland is made up of professional players for teams across Europe with nine coming from the 2014 RaboDirect Pro 12 finalists Glasgow Warriors.  Six uncapped players were named to the team, and Cotter is expected to announce the team captain in coming weeks.

Scotland will arrive in Houston on Monday, June 2nd with team practices taking place at Houston Sports Park (HSP).  A complete schedule of media availability, photo opportunities and community events will be released next week.

Scotland Roster

Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors)
Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier)
Kelly Brown (Saracens)
Kevin Bryce (Glasgow Warriors)
Blair Cowan (London Irish)
Geoff Cross (London Irish)
Chris Cusiter (Sale Sharks)

Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors)

Max Evans (Castres)

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby)
Richie Gray (Castres)
Jim Hamilton (Montpellier)
Tom Heathcote (Beth Rugby)

Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)

Greg Laidlaw (Gloucester)

Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors)

Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons)

Kieran Low (London Irish)
Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs)
Pat MacArthur (Glasgow Warriors)
Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors)

Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors)
Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)

Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan)
Duncan Taylor (Saracens)

Kyle Traynor (Bristol Rugby)

Tim Visser (Edinburgh Rugby)

Match Details

The USA vs. Scotland World Cup Preview Match offers rugby fans a great opportunity to witness Scotland – currently ranked ninth in the official IRB World Rankings – face off on American soil against the Eagles, who are currently ranked 18th.  The teams have previously met up in the 2003 IRB Rugby World Cup in Australia, where the Eagles fell 15-39. The Eagles qualified for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup in England, and have been placed in Pool B with Scotland.   For more information and tickets to the USA v. Scotland match, please visit

Rugby Fan Fest + Tailgating

Join Rod Ryan and the morning show crew from 94.5 The Buzz for pre-game festivities in the Budweiser Free Rugby Fan Fest + Tailgating Zone featuring games, contests, live music, food, drinks and more!  Rugby Fan Fest is located outside the stadium’s southwest gate behind Lucky’s Pub. Tailgating is available in Lots B & C across from the stadium.  To purchase $20 advance parking passes for tailgating and secure your spot for match day, click here. Limited parking passes available.


The popularity of Rugby in Houston is growing quickly! Don’t miss all the hard-hitting action of the USA vs. Scotland!  No pads? No problem!  Get your tickets to the match today; a sell-out crowd is anticipated!  Individual tickets start at $20 and are on sale now online at, or by calling 888-929-7849.  Tickets are available at the Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Group tickets are available to groups of 15 or more by calling 713-547-3055.