The Autumn Tests are over for another year and what a way to finish as Scotland beat Australia by a record 53-24 scoreline! We’ll be back here in 2018 with Autumn Test previews and in the meantime subscribe now to our our free newsletter for weekly updates with the best of Scottish spectator sport in the meantime (including PRO14 and Premiership rugby) and see our Events! page for sport taking place in the next few days.
A date to savour in the rugby union calendar as Scotland welcome Australia to BT Murrayfield for the last of this year’s Autumn Tests. Kick-off at 2.30pm and tickets are sold out.
Scotland got the Autumn Tests and a new era under head coach Gregor Townsend off to a winning start with a 44-38 win against Samoa and last weekend came agonisingly close to adding the scalp of New Zealand for the first time in 31 matches against the world champions. In the end it was not meant to be as the Scots fell to 22-17 defeat having dominated the first half against the All Blacks.
This afternoon Scotland face a team they have beaten as recently as June when they scored a memorable 24-19 in Sydney. But beware the wounded animal as Australia arrive in Edinburgh having experienced their suffered their fifth consecutive loss to England last Saturday being on the wrong end of a 30-6 reverse at Twickenham that featured four second-half tries for a rampant home side.
Scotland and the Wallabies have recent history beyond June’s encounter. Who can forget a controversial late penalty from Bernard Foley which torpedoed the Scots’ 2015 World Cup dreams while a year on it was a late Tevita Kuridrani try that secured the win for Australia.
Can Scotland repeat their Sydney heroics of the summer just passed or will the men in green and gold put defeat at the hands of England behind them with a win today? A packed crowd at Murrayfield is all set to find out.
Kick-off is at 2.30pm.
Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Tickets in advance for the Autumn Tests are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the day are available at the BT Murrayfield box office subject to availability. Checking the Scottish Rugby Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
Scotland side to face Australia:
15. Stuart Hogg VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 55 caps
14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 38 caps
13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 caps
12. Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 28 caps
11. Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 28 caps
10. Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 31 caps
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 caps
1. Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby) – 2 caps
2. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) – 11 caps
3. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby) – 4 caps
4. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) – 17 caps
5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 37 caps
6. John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets) – 65 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 14 caps
8. Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 31 caps
16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 28 caps
17. Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – 2 caps
18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 14 caps
19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) – 6 caps
20. Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh Rugby) – 4 caps
21. Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
22. Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 27 caps
23. Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) – 1 cap