Scotland v Australia

Sunday 24 November, kick-off 1.40pm, Scottish Gas Murrayfield

Always entertaining, this is one of the most popular fixtures at Scottish Gas Murrayfield and more often than not provides spectacular viewing!

Be it Scotland’s incredible 53-24 try-fest victory in 2017 or the last time the Wallabies were here, in 2022 when the Scots were going for three home wins on the bounce against the visitors only to lose agonisingly by a single point, the Hopetoun Cup always delivers on entertainment!

Twice Rugby World Cup winners, Australia are ranked at their lowest-ever ninth in the current global standings, a position that belies the talent they have to tap into.  A team in transition, Australia have a new Kiwi head coach Joe Schmidt tasked with reviving the fortunes of a proud rugby nation that will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in little over three years’ time.

Of their previous six meetings, three games have been won by a margin of a single point (2015, 2016 and 2022). What a way to end the series!

Blair Kinghorn celebrates scoring against Australia at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, November 2022

Recent Scotland results against Australia

29/10/2022 Scotland 15 16 Australia L
07/11/2021 Scotland 15 13 Australia W
25/11/2017 Scotland 53 24 Australia W
17/06/2017 Australia 19 24 Scotland W
12/11/2016 Scotland 22 23 Australia L
18/10/2015 Australia 35 34 Scotland L RWC’15
23/11/2013 Scotland 15 21 Australia L
05/06/2012 Australia 6 9 Scotland W
21/11/2009 Scotland 9 8 Australia W

Classic Encounter

Scotland 53 – 24 Australia
25 November 2017
Scottish Gas Murrayfield

The home crowd was treated to eight Scotland tries as Gregor Townsend’s team recorded their highest ever score against a major rugby nation, as Byron McGuigan (2), Ali Price, Sean Maitland, Jonny Gray, Huw Jones, captain John Barclay and Stuart McInally all crossed for the hosts.

Watch all the tries in the Match Highlights.

MURRAYFIELD MEMORIES: Were you there?

Next year Scottish Gas Murrayfield will be marking its 100th anniversary, and as part of the birthday celebrations Scottish Rugby is building a treasure trove of fans’ memories. If you were at this game – or any other at the stadium over the years – we want to hear from you! You can share your share and memories, together with any all old photos and videos if you have them, via the Murrayfield Memories page on this website.

Byron McGuigan scores the second of his two tries against Australia at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, November 2017

Australia: Recent Form

Rugby World Cup
01/10/2023 Australia 34 14 Portugal W
24/09/2023 Wales 40 6 Australia L
17/09/2023 Australia 15 22 Fiji L
09/09/2023 Australia 35 15 Georgia W
RWC Warm-ups
27/08/2023 France 41 17 Australia L
05/08/2023 New Zealand 23 20 Australia L

 

This iconic shot of Scottish Gas Murrayfield was taken as the Scotland and Australia team emerged from the tunnel, November 2017

Matchday Information

To find out everything you need to know when planning your visit to Scottish Gas Murrayfield go to the Scotland Matchday Information page on this website. More specific information for the this November’s Autumn Nations Series games (e.g. entertainment, timings etc.) will be posted on these pages closer to the event.

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