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.
|GDP per Capita||39808,69||44324,94|
|Arable land %||25,06||16,83|
|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|