Scotland Women Autumn International
Scotland Women will play in front of a home crowd for the first time in two years, when they host Japan on Sunday 14 November (kick off 4.10pm) at Edinburgh Rugby’s new DAM Health Stadium.
Bryan Easson’s squad has just arrived back from Italy after their momentous final match of the Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifiers where they produced a stunning performance in the final minutes to edge in front of Ireland and confirm their place in the repechage tournament in January. This success has also seen them rise to an all-time record high of ninth in the Women’s World Rugby rankings.
In November, they will host Japan to play in what is sure to be an exciting Autumn Test. Scotland last faced Japan in November 2019, in what was to become the last match that they would play in front of a crowd due to Storm Ciara and Covid-19 forcing a change of plans from February 2020 onwards. That match finished with a tough loss for Scotland after Japan scored in the 78th minute to win 20-24, watch highlights below.
The match will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA, with the full match available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days thereafter.
Tickets for Scotland Women v Japan Women are ON SALE NOW at scottishrugbytickets.com. Kids for £1 tickets are available with a paying adult*, at £12, and U18s go for £5.
*U12 tickets will increase to £5 on matchday.
With the late announcement of the game and confirmation of the revised venue, unfortunately, we have not been able to provide our usual early access to tickets for Scotland Season Pass holders and Scotland Supporters Club members.
Match Day Safety Measures
Scottish Rugby has been working with the Scottish Government throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and supporters can be reassured that all relevant safety and security measures will be in place to ensure Dam Health Stadium continues to be a safe venue to visit. Read all of the measures being taken to ensure a safe match day experience for spectators and those working at the DAM Health Stadium HERE, including information on how everyone attending these matches must be fully vaccinated.
The game is being played at Edinburgh Rugby’s DAM Health Stadium rather than Scotland Women’s usual home ground of Scotstoun Stadium, because of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference being hosted in Glasgow at the same time. This event is requiring changes to Glasgow’s transport infrastructure and is expected to lead to a shortage of hotel rooms in the city. Therefore, to enable the Scotland v Japan match to go ahead and avoid any potential disruption for fans and teams alike, the decision was taken to move the game to Edinburgh.
“I am delighted that we will be playing Japan in front of a home crowd. The support that we have had from our supporters over the last 18 months has been fantastic and the whole squad can’t wait to run out in front of a home crowd in November." Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson