Rugby League World Cup: Danny Brough to captain Scotland

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough will captain Scotland at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup after switching his allegiance back from England.

Brough was Scotland skipper at the 2008 World Cup before going on to represent England in an International Origin match against the Exiles.

World Cup 2013

  • Starts on Saturday 26 October with a double-header at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium featuring England v Australia and Wales v Italy
  • Final at Old Trafford on Saturday 30 November
  • 14 teams taking part (England, Australia, Fiji, Ireland, New Zealand, France, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Tonga, Italy, Wales, Cook Islands, United States)
  • Games take place in England, Wales, Ireland and France

The 30-year-old from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandfather.

Head coach Steve McCormack said Brough is "an ideal choice" to lead Scotland.

"Danny has had a fantastic season both individually and as captain of the Huddersfield Giants," added McCormak.

"His leadership quality is something that I've kept an eye on during the year.

"We are lucky to have a number of outstanding players representing us in this year's World Cup."

Brough, who led Huddersfield to this season's Super League play-off semi-finals, has scored 59 points in 10 Scotland appearances and previously played for Hull, Castleford and Wakefield Trinity.

McCormack will name his 24-man squad on 1 October.