8:40 am on 9 September 2011

Scotland have participated in every Rugby World Cup Tournament, reaching the quarter-finals on every occasion.

Their best showing was in 1991 when they reached the bronze match against New Zealand, finishing fourth.

Scotland are captained by second rower Alastair Kellock and coached by former England mentor Andy Robinson who seems to have the side humming and has managed a 50:50 record in the last two years.

Fullback Chris Patterson is Scotland's most capped player with 105 tests to his name and is their record scorer with 786 points and is set to become the first Scot to appear in 4 World Cups.

Theyare currrently ranked ninth in the world and will again be looking to make it out of the pool, but will have to beat either England or Argentina to do it. They should not have too many problems at the start of their programme, playing Romania and Georgia in Invercargil.

They are likely to get plenty of support in Wellington and Auckland when they take on Argentina and England.