Scotland Women Autumn International

Sunday 14 Nov 2021 - 4:10 PM
DAM Health Stadium

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 have 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.

This month, they 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. The 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 are available now at Kids for £1 tickets are available with a paying adult*, at £12, and U18s go for £5. Tickets are digital and will be emailed to the ticket purchaser, please check your junk and spam folders. Add your digital ticket(s) to your Apple or Google pay wallet (instructions on how to do this are included in the ticket email) or print them at home to bring with you to the game.

You can purchase tickets on matchday online at, and your ticket will be emailed to you imminently. Ticket prices will remain the same on match day.

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.


    All adults (age 18 or over) attending must be fully vaccinated and bring proof of this status with you to the match. Exemptions are made for those who are, a) unable to get the vaccine for a medical reason, or b) taking part in vaccine trials. Find out more about accepted proof of vaccination and valid exemptions. Please have your tickets and vaccine certificates ready for inspection on arrival.


    We recommend wearing a face mask throughout your visit but please note the wearing of face masks is compulsory at all times indoors (unless you have a medical or other valid exemption) as set out in Scottish Government guidance.


    Lateral flow tests are recommended twice weekly for those who are asymptomatic, and we strongly encourage you to take one on match day or the day before. The Scottish Government offers free lateral flow test kits to anyone in Scotland, for use if you are not displaying symptoms of Covid-19. Further information on ordering and taking the tests can be found linked below.


    Please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the 10 days prior to the match or if you have been asked to self-isolate by Test & Protect (or another Contact Tracing agency) as a result of being a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or if you feel generally unwell. If this happens, self-isolate and book a PCR test.


    Scottish Rugby strongly recommends all supporters download the free NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.


    Please avoid bringing a bag to the game if possible. An A5 bag is the maximum size permitted at the DAM Health Stadium as per Edinburgh Rugby fixtures and all bags will be searched before entry. Bags larger than A5 size will not be permitted. There will be no bag drop facilities. The only exceptions are bags required for health reasons (including parents with young children). There is a max 500ml limit for liquids being brought into the ground, and the products must be sealed.

    We assume no responsibility for bags in the venue.


    Female sanitary products will be available in all toilets at the stadium and hand-sanitisers will be situated throughout the stadium.

  • Getting to the stadium


    Turnstiles are open from 3pm. Access to the stadium will be via the East/West Link (near the Murrayfield Tram stop) and through Saughtonhall Car Park (via Riversdale Bridge).


    The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference is affecting Glasgow's transport infrastructure. To avoid delays caused by potential disruption, we strongly recommend supporters travelling from the west to allow extra time to get to the DAM Health Stadium on matchday.


    To make it as easy as possible to use the tram on matchdays, Edinburgh Trams have introduced pre-purchase tickets to help reduce queues at ticket machines. You can buy a ‘Rugby Return’ ticket for use on matchdays (£3.40 adults, £1.80 children) or a ‘Family Day Tripper’ (£7.50 for a day’s tram travel for up to 2 adults plus up to 3 children. You can pre-purchase your tram tickets at, linked below.

    Masks must be worn on all public transport in Scotland and Scottish Rugby recommends you also wear your mask as you approach the stadium and during the whole of your visit, i.e. within crowded areas when social distancing is not possible.


    ScotRail will use every available carriage to help supporters and will have queuing systems in place at key stations before and after the match to help safely guide fans to next available trains. Buy tickets in advance, either at staffed stations, by phone (0344 811 0141) or at, linked below. Get live train running info via Twitter @ScotRail or text ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 for the ScotRail app.

  • Making the most of your match day


    Turnstiles are open from 3pm. Access to the stadium will be via the East/West Link (near the Murrayfield Tram stop) and through Saughtonhall Car Park (via Riversdale Bridge).


    Programmes will be digital for this match and will be emailed to ticket purchasers ahead of the event. The programme will also be available on


    Enjoy a range of food and drink options in the West Stand Fan Village.


    Look out for former Scotland players Megan Kennedy and Kim Littlejohn presenting the match ball ahead of kick-off.


    Please note the Macron Store will not be open on match day.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Everything you need to know about coming to a Scotland international can be found in our ASK Scottish Rugby section of the website, with FAQs on all aspects of the games and ticket access being regularly updated.

"The players are excited to run out in front of a home crowd for the first time since 2019, especially as they've played mostly behind closed doors for the past 18 months. We've all hugely missed having crowds so it'll be fantastic to have supporters along at the DAM Health Stadium to cheer the players on." Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson

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