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Scotland team to play Australia: Autumn Nations Series

Gregor Townsend has picked his Scotland team to play Australia at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 7 November – live on Amazon Prime Video – kick-off at 2.15pm.

It features only one change in the starting XV from the team which ended the 2021 Guinness Six Nations tournament with an historic win against France in Paris, with loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman earning his second cap after injury ruled out Rory Sutherland.

Head Coach Townsend has selected all the available Scottish British & Irish Lions contingent, which sees Stuart Hogg return to Captain the team at full-back in the same back division that started in Paris and will take the field against an Australia side currently ranked third in the world.

Hogg is joined in the back three by Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham and Lion, Duhan van der Merwe.

Glasgow Warriors’ Sam Johnson lines up with Gloucester Rugby’s Chris Harris in the centre with fellow Lions pair, Ali Price and Finn Russell, named as Vice-Captain, continuing their half-back partnership.

In the pack Matt Fagerson starts at number eight with British & Irish Lion Hamish Watson and Co-Captain from the 60-14 win over Tonga last weekend, Jamie Richie, this week named as a Vice-Captain, on the flanks.

Scotland team to play Australia:

15. Stuart Hogg – Exeter Chiefs – (Captain) – 85 caps
14. Darcy Graham – Edinburgh Rugby – 20 caps
13. Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby – 28 caps
12. Sam Johnson – Glasgow Warriors – 19 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe – Worcester Warriors – 10 caps

10. Finn Russell – Racing 92 – (Vice-Captain) – 55 caps
9. Ali Price – Glasgow Warriors – 43 caps

8. Matt Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 14 caps
7. Hamish Watson – Edinburgh Rugby – 42 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie – Edinburgh Rugby – (Vice-Captain) – 28 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Edinburgh Rugby – 45 caps
4. Sam Skinner – Exeter Chiefs – 12 caps
3. Zander Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 39 caps
2. George Turner – Glasgow Warriors – 18 caps
1. Pierre Schoeman – Edinburgh Rugby – 1 cap

Replacements

16. Ewan Ashman – Sale Sharks – Uncapped
17. Jamie Bhatti – Glasgow Warriors – 19 caps
18. Oli Kebble – Glasgow Warriors – 9 caps
19. Jamie Hodgson – Edinburgh Rugby – 1 cap
20. Josh Bayliss – Bath Rugby – Uncapped
21. George Horne – Glasgow Warriors – 14 caps
22. Adam Hastings – Gloucester Rugby – 23 caps
23. Kyle Steyn – Glasgow Warriors – 2 caps


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