Scotland v Argentina preview: TV times, team news, odds and more

Saturday, November 19, Scotland v Argentina, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 5 pm kick-off (Live on BBC 2 from 4:30 pm)

SCOTLAND will look to bounce back from last weekend’s narrow defeat when they host Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday  (5pm) – so here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Scotland team news
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named uncapped back-row Magnus Bradbury among four personnel changes to his line-up to face Argentina.

The 21-year-old is the second starting debutant in as many weeks for the national team this November. His inclusion on the blindside flank sees John Barclay move to number eight, with Hamish Watson returning to the openside and Ryan Wilson selected on the bench.



Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist – who captained Scotland to victory over the Pumas in Cordoba two years ago – and Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown are promoted from the bench in place of the injured Richie Gray (suspected concussion) and cap centurion Ross Ford – named among the replacements – to complete the changes to the forwards.

They will pack down with returning tight-five forwards Zander Fagerson, last week’s debutant Allan Dell, and try-scoring lock Jonny Gray.

The return of wing Tommy Seymour is the only change to the back division, meaning two-time try-scorer Huw Jones and centre partner Alex Dunbar, half-backs Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell, and Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland are reinstated.

Two further personnel changes appear on the bench, with prop Alex Allan and lock Tim Swinson coming in for Gordon Reid and the promoted Gilchrist.


Argentina team news
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has announced his line-up to take on Scotland in their third November Test on Saturday.

Following an impressive victory over Japan and narrow loss to Wales, the Pumas will be looking to get back to winning ways at Murrayfield.

They make one change to their backline as Ramiro Moyano falls out of the 23 and is replaced on the wing by the lively Santiago Cordero.



Scotland v Argentina head-to-head
Played 15, Scotland 6, Argentina 9, draw 0

Scotland v Argentina odds
Head-to-head: Scotland 10/11, Argentina 10/11, draw 19/1

Scotland v Argentina form guide
Scotland: WLWWL
Argentina: LLLWL

Scotland v Argentina referee
Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)

Scotland v Argentina teams
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Tommy Seymour, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 John Barclay, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Allan Dell
Replacements: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Alex Allan, 18 Moray Low, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Ali Price, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Tim Visser
Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Lucas Noguera
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 23 Juan Pablo Estelles

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