Scotland vs USA: side-by-side

Only four places apart in the current rankings with Scotland at 12 and USA at 16.

USA has approx. double the number of registered players, but Scotland has 23 times the playing pool intensity.

Scotland USA
GDP per Capita 39808,69 44324,94
Population (mms) 5,30 311,72
Arable land % 25,06 16,83
Registered players 49305 110385
World Ranking (pre-RWC 2015) 10 15
World Ranking (current) 12 16
Affiliated players / total population % 0,93% 0,04%
Sources: World Bank, World Rugby, own calculations
Note: GDP per capita shown in constant 2005 USD; and is shown as a UK average for Scotland

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Empirical Rugby is a blog that provides fundmental insight into rugby union using empirical analysis of rugby data.

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