Scotland has played international rugby union since 1871, when they beat England in their first Test match. Scotland have competed in every Rugby World Cup. The records listed below only include performances in Test matches. The top five are listed in each category.

Team records

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Scotland lines up for the anthem before a game.
Greatest winning margin[1]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
92 (100–8) Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
89 (89–0) Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
84 (84–0) Romania Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille 2023
61 (61–0) Russia Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi 2019
61 (12–73) Canada TD Place Stadium, Ottawa 2024
48 (48–0) Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1999
Greatest losing margin
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
58 (10–68) South Africa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1997
49 (20–69) New Zealand Carisbrook, Dunedin 2000
49 (6–55) South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 2014
48 (3–51) Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2014
46 (3–49) New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2010

Individual records

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Most points in a match
Points Player Opposing team Venue Year
44 Gavin Hastings Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
40 Chris Paterson Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
33 Gregor Townsend United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2000
31 Gavin Hastings Tonga Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1995
27 Gavin Hastings Romania Carisbrook, Dunedin 1987
27 Ben Healy Romania Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille 2023
Hat-Tricks
Tries Player Opposing team Venue Year
5 George Lindsay Wales Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1887
4 Bill Stewart Ireland Inverleith, Edinburgh 1913
Ian Smith France Inverleith, Edinburgh 1925
Ian Smith Wales St. Helen's, Swansea 1925
Gavin Hastings Côte d'Ivoire Olympia Park, Rustenburg 1995
Kyle Steyn Tonga Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2021
Darcy Graham Romania Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille 2023
3 Robert MacKenzie Ireland Ormeau Cricket Ground, Belfast 1887
William Wotherspoon Ireland Ballynafeigh, Belfast 1891
James Tennent France Inverleith, Edinburgh 1910
William Stewart France Parc des Princes, Paris 1913
Ian Smith Wales Inverleith, Edinburgh 1924
Johnnie Wallace France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 1926
John Jeffrey Romania Carisbrook, Dunedin 1987
Iwan Tukalo Ireland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1989
Tony Stanger Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1989
Iwan Tukalo Zimbabwe Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 1991
Andy Craig Fiji Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2002
Chris Paterson Japan McDiarmid Park, Perth 2004
Andrew Henderson Ireland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2007
Ally Hogg Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2007
George Turner Canada Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton 2018
Tommy Seymour Fiji Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2018
Blair Kinghorn Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2019
George Horne Russia Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi 2019
Darcy Graham Argentina Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2022
Blair Kinghorn Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2023
Duhan van der Merwe England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2024
Ewan Ashman United States Audi Field, Washington DC 2024

References

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