Autumn internationals 2017: Scotland announce three fixtures

  • Scotland will host reigning world champions New Zealand, Samoa and Australia
  • The Scots’ have never beaten the All Blacks ever
  • Glasgow Warriors boss Townsend will succeed national head coach Vern Cotter this summer
Samoa will open Scotland’s three-match series of  Autumn Internationals in 2017 on the weekend of November 11.

New Zealand arrives at Murrayfield the following weekend before the visit of Australia once again concludes the Dark Blues’ international programme for the year.


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Scotland have never beaten the reigning world champion All Blacks in more than a hundred years of trying.

Their best results against the All Blacks in 30 Tests dating back to 1905 have been two draws, the Scots holding New Zealand to a 0-0 stalemate at Murrayfield in 1964 before a 25-25 encounter in Edinburgh in 1983.

The Wallabies play in Scotland for the second successive November, following their narrow 23-22 triumph last year, and the sides contested a thrilling and controversial 2015 World Cup quarter-final, Australia prevailing by a point.

Scotland begin their Six Nations campaign at home to Ireland on February 4.

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