Preview: Scotland v Australia
Scotland get their Autumn Nations Series underway at BT Murrayfield against Australia tomorrow (kick off 5.30pm) - live on Prime Video.
What they said:
Ollie Smith said: “I can’t wait. Playing at BT Murrayfield’s obviously been a big goal of mine ever since I started playing rugby so it’s going to be great.
“My Dad’s season tickets are just next to the tunnel, so I used to look over the tunnel and try and get high fives from some of the players, so it’s some full circle!
“It’s going to be pretty surreal, something I’ve never experienced before so I’m really looking forward to it and I absolutely can’t wait.”
- Scotland were the only side to beat 100+ defenders in this year’s Guinness Six Nations (128) and also ranked second for line breaks (29) and carry metres (4,219m) among all teams in the Championship.
- Scotland have won each of their last three Test matches against Australia; four of the last five matches between these two sides on Scottish soil have been decided by margins of just six points or fewer.
- Scotland have won five of their last seven matches on home soil; they have scored exactly 10 first-half points in three of their last four home fixtures.