TODAY is St Andrew’s Day – the national day of Scotland – so to celebrate, we’ll take a look at all those who have represented the Saltire while with Warrington Wolves.

In total, only seven players have been capped by Scotland while playing their club rugby for The Wire, with the last being current first-teamer Matty Russell.

Those seven are…


The half-back made 25 appearances for Warrington in the early days of Super League between 1997 and 1999 and became the competition’s youngest debutant at the time when he made his Wire bow at the age of just 16.

During his time at Wilderspool, he earned four Scotland caps and those appearances yielded a try and four goals. He went on to earn eight more during the remainder of his playing career.

Having been head coach at Swinton, Featherstone and Leigh, Duffy is now the academy head coach at Wigan Warriors.


A stalwart of Wire sides of the 1990s and early 2000s, full-back Penny finished with exactly 100 tries by the time he left the club in 2003 having made 215 appearances.

While a Warrington player, he won four Scotland caps and scored three tries including one against New Zealand Maori in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

Warrington Guardian: Lee Penny at the launch of the 2000 Rugby League World CupLee Penny at the launch of the 2000 Rugby League World Cup (Image: Mike Boden)


Having joined from Castleford ahead of the 1998 season, Roach scored 21 tries in 43 appearances over the next two campaigns before moving on to join Whitehaven.

Those two years as a Warrington player saw him win four Scotland caps and score two tries, both of which came in a European Tri-Nations loss to France in 1998. He won eight caps in total, the last of which came in 2004.


The Warrington-born back-rower made almost 200 appearances for The Wire across two spells either side of a two-year stint at Salford.

All five of the Scotland caps he won came while he was a Warrington player, with the last of them coming in 2005.

He scored one try for his country in a win over Wales in the 1999 Triangular Series.


The utility man never made a first-team appearance for Warrington but holds the distinction of having made his international debut before his senior club bow.

He won the first of his 22 Scotland caps to date during his time as a Wire player in 2011 as he featured in a 46-10 loss to France.

Upon leaving The Wire, Hellewell has carved out a strong career and has turned out for clubs such as Featherstone, London Broncos and Leigh before joining current club Salford, where he continues to turn out regularly in Super League.

He even scored a try against Warrington during the Red Devils’ 24-20 victory over them at the AJ Bell Stadium in September.


Another who did not make a first-team appearance for the club, the centre spent his time at the club turning out for the reserve team having initially joined on trial.

However, he features on the club’s international roll of honour having picked up three Scotland caps in 2015.


The one player in this list to actually be born in Scotland, the Ayrshire native picked up six Scotland caps during his first spell at Warrington between 2014 and 2018, taking in the 2016 Four Nations and the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

In total, he has 13 Scotland caps including three during last year’s World Cup before he returned to The Wire from Toulouse Olympique.

Warrington Guardian: Matty Russell in action against Australia during the 2016 Four NationsMatty Russell in action against Australia during the 2016 Four Nations (Image: