2021 Autumn Internationals
Three-match packages for the 2021 Autumn Internationals are currently SOLD OUT. Further packages and tickets are scheduled to go on sale in July 2021.
Scotland will play Australia, South Africa and Japan in this year’s Autumn Internationals. The kick-off times for all three games have yet to be confirmed.
- Scotland v AUSTRALIA (Sunday 7 November, kick-off TBC)
- Scotland v SOUTH AFRICA (Saturday 13 November, kick-off TBC)
- Scotland v JAPAN (Saturday 20 November, kick-off TBC)
Three-match packages for the 2021 Autumn Internationals went on sale in December 2020 and have now sold out. Further packages and tickets are scheduled to go on sale in July 2021. Keep an eye out here on our website or sign up to our newsletter to ensure you receive all the details on the next ticket sale direct to your inbox.
- Debenture Holders did not need to buy this package as they already have access to these games through their debenture rights.
- The 2021 Autumn Internationals will be part of the 2021/22 Scotland Season Pass. All existing (i.e. Season 2019/20) Season Pass holders have been contacted with confirmation of this and will receive information shortly on their Season Pass renewal/pre-sale.
- The launch of the three-match package did not affect club ticket allocations as these aer set aside from this sale. If club members wish to purchase the 3-Match Package via our online ticket centre, they have been reminded to use their club URL in order to generate club commission.
- Latest information on the fixtures can be found HERE
South Africa, Australia & Japan
It’s been ten years since Scotland last downed the world’s number one ranked side, the Springboks, on home soil, though there have been some closely contested battles both home and away in the interim. The last time South Africa came to BT Murrayfield was in 2018, when the Scots narrowly lost to the team that would go onto to lift the Rugby World Cup in Japan the following year. Tries from Peter Horne (pictured above) and Hamish Watson weren’t quite enough, and the Scots were squeezed out 20-26.
It was a different picture the previous year when Scotland ran in eight tries (there were 12 scored in total) in an astonishing 53-24 win over Australia, then the third ranked team in the world (see picture below of Byron McGuigan scoring one of his two tries). Scotland will be aiming for a hat-trick of successive victories against the Wallabies having won their last two encounters, at BT Murrayfield and in Sydney, both in 2017. Currently ranked seventh in the world (one ahead of Scotland) the Wallabies are coached by Dave Rennie, formerly head coach at Glasgow Warriors. Rennie is assisted by the former Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor.
Scotland and Japan have met three times since the last time they played at BT Murrayfield, in 2013. Scotland toured Japan in the Summer of 2016 and won a tough two-Test series. Then, in the Rugby World Cup in Japan three years later, the hosts beat Ireland, Samoa and Russia before beating Scotland in the winner-take-all final pool game of the tournament. The game in November will be Japan’s second visit to BT Murrayfield this year, as they are taking on the British & Irish Lions on Saturday 26 June as part of the Lions’ preparations for the tour of South Africa.