2017 Autumn Tests

Scotland’s hugely anticipated games against Zealand, Australia and Samoa have already become the fastest-selling Autumn Tests ever! More supporters than ever before bought Scotland Season Passes and Autumn Test Packages, and when individual match tickets for all three games went on sale on 3 July, the New Zealand game sold out in a day, with Australia selling out a couple of weeks later. A Waiting List has now opened for these games. There are still tickets remaining for the opening game against Samoa - Gregor Townsend’s first home game as Head Coach!

Scotland v New Zealand
Scotland v Australia

Tickets for both these Autumn Tests are currently SOLD OUT. It’s possible there could be a further limited release of tickets for these games in October following the booking deadlines of various stake-holders (e.g. rugby clubs) although Scottish Rugby cannot guarantee this.  If you would like us to contact you directly with details of any further sale, you can join a Waiting List here and we’ll email you directly as soon as we have any information. Don’t forget, too, that full details of all future sales will appear in Scottish Rugby’s weekly newsletter – if you have not yet subscribed to this, you can join here.

Scotland v Samoa

Tickets are also selling fast for Scotland’s opening Autumn Test, against Samoa, Gregor Townsend’s first home game as Scotland head coach. Tickets start at £15 for adults, £10 for U18s – and children under 12 only cost £1 (with every £15 adult ticket purchased).

The quickest and easiest way to purchase is online at www.scottishrugbytickets.com. We do not recommend booking in person at the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre at BT Murrayfield. 

Autumn Tests 2017

SCOTLAND v SAMOA

Saturday 11 November

BT Murrayfield

Kick-off 2.30pm

 


The Autumn Tests kick off against Samoa. The powerful and exciting South Sea Islanders have been playing international rugby since 1924 and have beaten Australia, Wales and Italy in recent years.

The last time Samoa played in Scotland (at Pittodrie in 2010) they won 19-16. However, they’ve met three times since then with the Scots winning each game: in Apia (17-16) during the 2012 Summer Tour; in Durban (27-17) in 2013 as part of a quadrangular tournament, and most recently – and most crucially – in Newcastle during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, when a late Greig Laidlaw try sealed a dramatic 36-33 victory and passage to the quarter-finals.

New head coach Gregor Townsend’s first home game promises to be an absolute cracker!

SCOTLAND v NEW ZEALAND

Saturday 18 November

BT Murrayfield

Kick-off 5.15pm

 



The All Blacks need little introduction – they are the number one ranked team in the world, the current world champions and will be coming to Scotland in November after their dramatic drawn series against the British & Irish Lions this summer.

Although Scotland have never beaten New Zealand in Test rugby (famously, the Scotland 7s team became the first Scottish team to beat New Zealand when they won at the London 7s World Series tournament in May this year) there have been some close encounters at BT Murrayfield over the years.  Of these classic encounters (which include the 1983 classic when Scotland, at 25-25, came within a last-minute conversion of winning) the latest was only three years ago when the Scots pushed them all the way (with Tommy Seymour scoring a classic interception try) before eventually going down 16-24.

Can Gregor Townsend pick up where the Scotland 7s team left off and guide Scotland to victory? Don’t miss it!

SCOTLAND v AUSTRALIA

Saturday 25 November

BT Murrayfield

Kick-off 2.30pm

The Wallabies have won the Rugby World Cup twice (1991 and 1999) and been runners-up twice (2003 and 2015) and are currently ranked number 4 in the world. They lost to Scotland in June and are heading to Edinburgh in November for a return match!

If the last two games between these two countries is anything to go by, then this climax to the Autumn Test Series should be a thriller! In the quarter-final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Australia won by a point (32-33) despite a late Mark Bennett try put the Scots into the lead with a couple of minutes left on the clock. A year later at BT Murrayfield, despite Scotland scoring three tries to two (with a couple from debut centre Huw Jones) the Wallabies again won by a point (22-23). Scotland went one better this summer, beating Australia 24-19 in Sydney and will be determined to do the same at BT Murrayfield in front of their home crowd.

What a way to end the Autumn Tests!


 

 

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