Scotland v Portugal

Saturday 16 November, kick-off 3.10pm, Scottish Gas Murrayfield

The neutrals’ favourite at last year’s Rugby World Cup, this is a first visit to Scottish Gas Murrayfield for the team that lit up 2023’s tournament. Having performed admirably against Wales and Australia, Os Lobos (The Wolves) drew with Georgia in one of the most exciting games of the tournament, before going on to cause one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history when they beat Fiji 24-23.

Although they have played each other in the international 7s circuit, Scotland and Portugal have only met twice before at this level, in a qualifying game for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, and at the Rugby World Cup in 2007. (This was their first appearance at a Rugby World Cup, captured in an evocative 9-minute documentary on the World Rugby website.) A wonderful opportunity to welcome the latest sensations on the international stage.

Fun fact!
Former Scotland flanker Ian Smith, who won 25 caps between 1992 and 1997, was head coach of Portugal in 2016 for their Nations Cup campaign in 2016.

Scotland 7s playing against Portugal at Scotstoun in the international 7s tournament, May 2015


09/09/2007 Scotland 56 10 Portugal W
28/11/1998 Scotland 86 11 Portugal W

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 the game in 1998 – 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.

Portugal: Recent Form

Rugby World Cup
08/10/2023 Fiji 23 24 Portugal W
01/10/2023 Australia 34 14 Portugal L
23/09/2023 Georgia 18 18 Portugal D
16/09/2023 Wales 28 8 Portugal L
RWC Warm-ups
26/08/2023 Portugal 46 20 USA W
12/08/2023 Portugal 17 30 Australia A L

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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