Scotland v Fiji

Saturday 2 November, kick-off 5.40pm, Scottish Gas Murrayfield

The first visitors to Scottish Gas Murrayfield this November are the Flying Fijians, synonymous with entertaining rugby, outrageous skills sets and unpredictable performances.

It’s always an entertaining game against the popular South Sea Islanders – Scotland scored four tries the last time the Fiji came to Scottish Gas Murrayfield courtesy of tries from George Turner, Adam Hastings, Duhan van der Merwe and Ben White. The two sides first played each other in 1982 and have met a further ten times since then – including once in a Rugby World Cup – with Fiji winning on two occasions (both in Fiji). This will be the sixth time Scotland and Fiji have met in Edinburgh, with the hosts winning on each of the previous five occasions.

Fiji, currently ranked just outside the world Top 10 of World Rugby’s rankings (11th) famously beat England at Twickenham in the build-up to last year’s Rugby World Cup before before being knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the tournament itself having beaten Australia in the pool stages. With ‘Big’ Bill Mata soon to move on from Edinburgh Rugby, this November’s showdown will provide the chance for Scottish supporters to once more see Bill and many of his fellow great entertainers in the Fiji side take to the Scottish Gas Murrayfield pitch.

A fantastic game to kick off this year’s Autumn Nations Series.

The Fiji players performing the traditional Cibi before the match against Scotland at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in 2022.

Previous Results

05/11/2022 Scotland 28 12 Fiji W
10/11/2018 Scotland 54 17 Fiji W
24/06/2017 Fiji 27 22 Scotland L
16/06/2012 Fiji 25 37 Scotland W
14/11/2009 Scotland 23 10 Fiji W
01/11/2003 Scotland 22 20 Fiji W RWC’03
24/11/2002 Scotland 36 22 Fiji W  
26/05/1998 Fiji 51 26 Scotland L
29/05/1993 Fiji 10 21 Scotland W
28/10/1989 Scotland 38 17 Fiji W
25/09/1982 Scotland 32 12 Fiji W

Classic Encounter

Scotland 54 – 17 Fiji
10 November 2018
Scottish Gas Murrayfield

Scotland scored eight tries in their win against Fiji at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in November 2018. Winger Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick and tries from Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, Sean Maitland, Jamie Ritchie and Adam Hastings stretched the Scotland record to 10 wins from their last 11 home games.

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.

Tommy Seymour scores the third of his tries against Fiji in 2018

Fiji: Recent Form

Rugby World Cup              
15/10/2023 England 30 24 Fiji L Quarter-Final
08/10/2023 Fiji 23 24 Portugal L
30/09/2023 Fiji 17 12 Georgia W
17/09/2023 Australia 15 22 Fiji W
10/09/2023 Wales 32 26 Fiji L
RWC Warm-ups              
26/08/2023 England 22 30 Fiji W
19/08/2023 France 34 17 Fiji L
05/08/2023 Japan 12 35 Fiji W
29/07/2023 Samoa 19 33 Fiji W
22/07/2023 Fiji 36 20 Tonga W

Duhan van Der Merwe scores against Fiji at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in November 2022

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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