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Scotland unveils Autumn Schedule for 2016

Scotland will have a chance to avenge their heartbreaking Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit to Australia when the teams during the autumn international next November.


2016 Autumn Tests
Saturday 12 November: Scotland v Australia, BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Saturday 19 November: Scotland v Argentina, BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Saturday 26 November: Scotland v Georgia, (location and kick-off TBC)

 The Scots lost in controversial circumstances, with referee Craig Joubert awarding Australia a last-minute penalty that Bernard Foley ultimately kicked. The Aussies went on to reach the final but were defeated by worthy winners New Zealand.

Scotland will also face World Cup semi-finalists Argentina and in a historic first – Georgia, who impressed a lot of people with their exploits at the competition earlier this year. They will also play the free-flowing Argentina in between those two fixtures.


LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Referee Craig Joubert shows the yellow card to Sean Maitland (L) of Scotland during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Referee Craig Joubert shows the yellow card to Sean Maitland (L) of Scotland during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Scottish Rugby chief operating officer Dominic McKay said: “We have had many fantastic matches against Australia and Argentina at BT Murrayfield in the past and we’re looking forward to more of the same when they come to Edinburgh next year.

“The Georgians won over thousands of new fans with their performances in the Rugby World Cup, defeating Namibia and Tonga to take them from tournament debutants in 2003 to securing automatic qualification as one of the top 12 teams in RWC 2019.

“I’m sure they’ll get a great reception when they come to Scotland for the first time for this historic Test.”